Don’t Underestimate the Passives Shortage

Admittedly, it is ICs that will get the majority of attention when it comes to electronic system design, with the supporting passive components too often receiving very little of the limelight. Nevertheless, their value should certainly not be underestimated. The passives incorporated into electronic hardware have important roles to play when it comes to ensuring…

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Elbit Systems of America, KMC Systems Open Cambridge Innovation Center  

 Elbit Systems of America (“Elbit America”) celebrated the grand opening of its new Cambridge Innovation Center – a fresh and modern engineering design and ideation space. The Cambridge Innovation Center will base up to 60 software, mechanical, and electrical engineers with stand-up lab space and a virtual reality collaboration area. The center’s location is in…

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Vishay to Acquire Assets of Barry Industries

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Barry Industries for $21 million, subject to working capital and net cash adjustments at closing. The all-cash transaction…

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Chip Capex to Grow 34% in 2021 to Reach Record $152 Billion

Purse strings were wide open this year as worldwide semiconductor capex is on track to surge 34% —  its strongest percentage gain since a 41% increase in 2017 — to $152 billion, according to IC Insights. The $152 billion in outlays this year would represent a new record-high annual amount of spending, surpassing the previous…

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How Can Companies Combat the Electronic Components Shortage?

The ongoing electronic components shortage continues to disrupt businesses across the economy. Combined with other current supply chain crises — like growing port congestion and a shortage of truck drivers — the shortage has made electronics device manufacturing much more of a challenge. For businesses navigating the shortage, these strategies may be the most effective…

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Manufacturers’ Capex & Revenue to Expand in 2022

Although U.S. manufacturers are expecting a rise in revenue and capital expenditures in 2022, supply chain constraints will get worse, according to supply managers surveyed by the Institute for Supply Management. Employment is expected to improve but at a higher cost – 73 percent of respondents expect labor and benefit costs to grow by an…

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