Digi-Key Partners With Rochester on EOL

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, is proud to share their ever-growing relationship with Rochester Electronics, the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors. The COVID-19 pandemic and many other supply chain factors have placed significant strains on the electronic components supply chain, with shortages rampant…

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Semiconductor Supply Chain Findings Released

The Biden administration will direct federal agencies to shore up the production and delivery of semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, advanced batteries and critical minerals after completing reviews of their supply chains. In February, the White House ordered 100-day reviews  of the four sectors’ sourcing networks. The studies sought to determine whether industries critical to U.S. national security…

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Rutronik & Elmos Expand Into Americas

Starting June 1st, 2021, Elmos Semiconductor SE and Rutronik expand the existing franchise agreement for semiconductor solutions into North, Central and South America. The partnership opens up new opportunities for both partners and strengthens their respective worldwide market positions. The dynamic automotive market relies on innovative solutions that enable increasingly complex systems to function efficiently…

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Reshoring 2020: A Wild Ride, but U.S. is Poised for Change

Two leading research firms measure “reshoring” differently, so their analysis rarely agrees. Conclusions for 2020 were no exception, but U.S. manufacturers say they’re committed to reducing their dependence on foreign supplies. The Reshoring Initiative’s index, which tracks jobs and foreign direct investment (FDI), reported a combined total of 160,649 new announcements for 2020. Reshoring exceeded…

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Texas Instruments Retains Lead as Top Analog IC Supplier

Analog ICs remain a critical component in nearly all of today’s digital-centric systems. Consumer, computing, communications, automotive, and industrial/medical systems rely on analog devices to manage power consumption and to help extend battery life in portable devices. IC Insights’ April Update to the 2021 McClean Report ranked the leading analog IC suppliers for 2020. Collectively,…

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Malaysia Lockdown Will Impact Passives

National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying Covid-19 pandemic in these countries. Remarkably, these countries are all hotspots in the electronic component supply chain, and Malaysia, home to many semiconductor packaging and testing facilities as well as passive…

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Heilind to Distribute Crocus Products

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components worldwide, recently signed a distribution agreement with Crocus, a premier supplier of magnetic sensors for the industrial, consumer electronics and IoT markets. Crocus sensors utilize the manufacturer’s patented XtremeSense TMR (Tunnel Magneto-Resistance) technology. This revolutionary technology enables the sensors to be fully integrated over a proprietary CMOS…

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Factory Activity Rises Despite Supply & Labor Constraints

The U.S. manufacturing sector continued its expansion in May, but shortages of components, raw materials and labor are constraining factories’ ability to meet skyrocketing demand. “Supplier performance — deliveries, quality, it’s all suffering,” a tech executive told the Institute for Supply Management. “Demand is high, and we are struggling to find employees to help us…

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TrendForce: Top 10 Foundries’ Revenue Hits All-Time High

With Intel Corp. predicting that the chip shortage could last years, foundries — and chip makers — are in a position to increase prices. TrendForce reports various foundries are raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability. Back in March, Intel announced plans to invest $20 billion in U.S. chip facilities…

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