The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies

Advancements in remote patient monitoring (RPM) mean physicians can get a clear picture of health outside of face-to-face appointments. That’s a crucial advantage, especially for people who live in rural areas or cannot easily travel to doctors’ offices. Telehealth in general has become common during the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote monitoring could further change the future…

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Component Shortages to ‘Last Well Into 2022,’ Execs Predict

The challenges related to semiconductor and other component shortages will be with us for a considerable time, according to more than a dozen manufacturing executives. We asked these decision-makers and their partners about  current issues; the impact of shortages; how long the scarcity will last and how they are protecting themselves from counterfeit goods. We…

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Gartner: Supply Chains Need Regional Designs in Global Networks

September 13, 2021 —To better deal with growing protectionism and the need for higher agility, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must incorporate regional designs into their global networks without diluting the cost or competitive advantages of existing global networks, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts pointed out today during the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, which…

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USB Power Delivery (PD) Controller IC Market to Double over 5 Years

Continued transitions to USB Type-C, demand for fast charging, downstream ports for charging peripherals and new opportunities driven by higher power capabilities in USB power delivery specification revision 3.1, are forecast to drive strong growth for USB PD controllers over the next five years, according to expert analysis by SAR Insight & Consulting. The latest…

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IC Insights: Chip Makers Bullish on Q3 Revenue

Semiconductor manufacturers expect varying levels of growth — from 3 percent to 34 percent — for the third quarter (Q3), reported IC Insights, but the overall picture is rosy for the chip market. Supply remains a concern for most segments of the manufacturing industry, but chip demand remains high. In advance of an expected surge…

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ECIA: EPA Opts for More Industry Input on PIP (3:1)

The ECIA Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) is closely following any global legislation that will impact its members. This update concerns the PIP (3:1) legislation that ECIA reported on last week. In the U.S., the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate…

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Sales Outlook Moderates for Components

Long-term demand for electronic components remains robust although sales expectations for the third and fourth quarters have moderated, according to the ECIA. Concerns and uncertainty related to the economy, inflationary pressure and the resurgence of Covid-19 with potential shutdowns could account for the continuing shift of sentiment, said Chief Economist Dale Ford in a release.…

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Tech Leads August U.S. Manufacturing Expansion

U.S. manufacturing powered through supply chain constraints in August to maintain a 15-month streak of expansion. New order and production levels underlined sustained demand while factories continued to struggle to find components, materials and workers. Tech companies led growth in August despite semiconductor and other supply shortages. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI increased 0.4…

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