Buyers to Find Relief in Q1 2022 DRAM Pricing

Buyers will find some pricing relief early next year as DRAM ASPs are expected to decline by as much as 8- to -13 percent, according to TrendForce. Gating materials and components are pushing DRAMs into oversupply in Q4, reports distributor Fusion Worldwide. As a result, year-end audits and inventory issues may cause buyers to hold off purchasing or…

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What Does Robotic Process Automation Mean for Manufacturers?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, but what does it mean for employees and businesses? Automation has been on the rise for several years, but RPA has been especially effective. While it has been largely beneficial to everyone involved, there may be some negative side effects. Only time will tell exactly how…

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RMI-TDI Material Insights Platform Strengthens Supply Chain ESG

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and TDi Sustainability today announced the recent launch of their Material Insights Platform, which supports responsible sourcing practices by providing insights into environmental, social and governance data associated with crucial raw materials. According to estimates by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), raw material use is set to…

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Resilinc Launches AI-Based Commodity Watch

Resilinc Corporation, the world’s leading supply chain monitoring, mapping, and resiliency solution is pleased to announce the launch of CommodityWatchAI. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool monitors over four million data sources and trends on key commodities – including but not limited to gold, copper, aluminum, silicon, and paper – and predicts price fluctuations in the…

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Merck & Palantir Unveil IC Supply Chain Platform

A technology partnership between the semiconductor materials arm of German multinational Merck and Palantir Technologies, the data analytics specialist, will tackle chip shortages via a collaboration platform aimed at chipmakers and their suppliers. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Denver-based Palantir said this week the partnership would leverage data analytics and AI to advance semiconductor manufacturing…

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Molex Acquires Keyssa Core Tech & IP

Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator, has acquired core technology and intellectual property (IP) from Keyssa Inc., a pioneer in high-speed contactless connectors. The acquisition of this unique wireless chip-to-chip technology, including over 350 filed patent applications, will accelerate Molex’s strategy to further expand and diversify its micro connector portfolio with highly flexible,…

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Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz Part 5 – Maintaining Momentum

The KATEK group believes in autonomy across its companies, allowing individual leadership to manage each business in the group. That’s called a “speedboat” strategy, but when you have a veritable fleet of speedboats, how do you maintain that entrepreneurial approach and avoid becoming a cumbersome supertanker? In the final interview of this series, KATEK CEO…

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ECIA Completes Phase 2 of the Design Registration Process

ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has taken on the task of modernizing the channel’s design registration (“d-reg”) process. Assembling a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and industry stakeholders, representing the entire component channel including semiconductors, electromechanical and passives, the group has designed a multi-phase initiative to assess the current state and desired-future state…

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