TrendForce: NAND Flash Contract Prices to Rise 3% to 8%

With Samsung, YMTC, SK Hynix, and Intel leading the charge, NAND Flash suppliers will maintain an aggressive effort to expand their production capacities throughout 2Q21, during which NAND Flash bit output will likely increase by nearly 10 percent QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. On the other hand, orders from PC OEMs and Chinese smartphone…

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Contract DRAM Prices to Rise up to 18%

At the moment, the DRAM market has formally entered a new cycle of rising prices, and 2Q21 will see larger quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) price increases compared with 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. Looking ahead to 2Q21, shipments of various end products are expected to remain fairly strong. At the same time, clients in the data…

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Phoenics Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Synaptics  

Phoenics Electronics (an Avnet company (Nasdaq: AVT)) is the new exclusive distributor for Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) in North America. Phoenics will extend available capabilities for Synaptics’ advanced technologies including technical design, logistics and purchasing support. “This collaboration gives our customers in North America best-in-class access and support to the entire Synaptics portfolio,” said Phil Kumin,…

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RFMW to Distribute Marki Microwave

RFMW announces a global distribution agreement with Marki Microwave of Morgan Hill, California. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of Marki Microwaves’ portfolio of broadband, low conversion loss, and highly linear mixers, high directivity, low return loss couplers and directional bridges, well-balanced power dividers and hybrid couplers, and many other…

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RFMW Appoints Americas Business Development Manager

RFMW announces the addition of a new Business Development Manager for the Americas specializing in RF Power applications support. Leonard Pelletier is a high energy, creative engineering expert on RF power amplifier design and RF component applications. Mr. Pelletier’s substantial background comes from his experience working for a major RF power semiconductor manufacturer that specializes…

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ECIA Alerts Members on Coming EPA Ban of PIP 3:1

ECIA, in collaboration with NAM, is following an important EPA action that will impact component manufacturers, especially those in the supply chain for electro-mechanical components. The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1) poses a risk to the…

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Mike Morton Appointed TTI CEO

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, today announced the appointment of Mike Morton to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Morton has served the company for 40+ years in various leadership positions, most recently providing exceptional leadership as chief operating officer. Through his years with TTI, Morton has played a…

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The Pandemic Playbook: What Covid-19 Taught Us, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series examining the electronics industry’s response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Going digital Electronics companies are adjusting their business strategies in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Hand in hand with a push for efficiency is a greater willingness to invest in and work toward…

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