contraction, manufacturing, factories

Q2 Component Demand Improves but Instability Reigns

The fortunes of the electronics supply chain can change on a dime. Following two years of severe component shortages, demand is weakening, and inventories are too high, a March study found. One global distributor describes the environment as “normalizing” but cautions there’s still a lot of instability in the 2019 forecast. “Based on our survey…

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Chatbots: No Longer Just a Buyer Buzzword

The newest generation of business-to-business (B2B) buyers is increasingly dominating the two-way conversation between marketers and buyers. They prefer to gather purchasing information on their own — overwhelmingly via online searches, vendor websites, and peers and colleagues — rather than talking to sales representatives. They are unsubscribing from marketing emails at alarming rates, citing over-communication…

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SiliconExpert & Zuken Team to Deliver Critical Component Data

SiliconExpert, a world leader in electronic component databases and parts information, has partnered with Zuken®, a leading EDA software provider, to deliver critical component information to engineers within their design environment. The new integration enables engineers to make better component selection decisions, resulting in higher quality products and lower costs in less time. SiliconExpert and…

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SiliconExpert and Zuken Team to Deliver Critical Component Data Intelligence to Engineers

Cambridge, MA –  SiliconExpert, a world leader in electronic component databases and parts information, has partnered with Zuken, a leading EDA software provider, to deliver critical component information to engineers within their design environment. The new integration enables engineers to make better component selection decisions, resulting in higher quality products and lower costs in less…

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Current State of Blockchain & Supply Chain: Promising but Challenging

Although blockchain has been thought of by many as “something related to cryptocurrency and Bitcoin,” the technology has some of its most compelling promise in enabling good supply chain practices.  It has the potential to bring radical transparency, efficiency, security, and cost reduction to supply chain and logistics activities, from managing contracts, tracking goods and…

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TTI Co-Authored Paper Coming to CMSE

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, has co-authored a paper titled “Passive Component Technologies Applicable to Emerging Satellite Systems,” which will be presented at the Components for Military and Space Electronics (CMSE) Show, April 16–18, 2019, at the Four Points Sheraton in Los Angeles, California. TTI will be an exhibitor at the conference…

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U.S. Factory Activity Gains Ground in March

Following a beak February, U.S. factory activity bounced back in March. The nation’s leading manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, reached 55.3% in March, a gain of 1.1% from the prior month. Any number above 50 indicates growth, and the PMI’s sub-indexes – employment, new orders and production—fueled the March expansion. New orders…

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