ECIA Announces New Environmental Compliance Advisor Roles

In light of the continued acceleration of global legislation to protect the environment, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee has established advisory positions to enable ECIA members to gain better awareness about regulations that substantially affect the electronic components industry. Don Elario, ECIA’s Vice President of Industry Practices explains the need for these new advisors. “The…

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Infineon Fab Repair Will Strain Chip Supply

Infineon Technologies continues ramping up its manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. Infrastructure had been recovered within one week after the forced shutdown on 15 February 2021. Tools are operational, production has been resumed and will ramp up over time to pre-outage levels. The shutdown was required after a severe winter storm and its resulting long-lasting…

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Renesas Fire Exacerbates Auto MCU Shortage

While Renesas officially aims to get its Naka 12-inch wafer production line back to full operation within one month, research firm TrendForce expects the immediate task of restoring the cleanroom and installing new equipment systems to take much longer than that. Renesas said that the fire burned about 5 percent of the total area of…

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Supply Chain Visibility is Critical to Post-Pandemic Growth

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it disrupted global supply chains which forced organizations around the world to scramble to react. While there are many lessons learned from the pandemic, especially as we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it was clear early on that some organizations were better equipped…

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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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