ESM-China Announces 2017 Component Distributor Awards Winners

Shenzhen, China  ESM-China , a leading electronics management title published by AspenCore, the world’s largest media group within the technical electronics sector, held the 2017 Electronic Component Distributor Awards and Global Distribution and Supply Chain Leader Summit today at Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel in Shenzhen, China. A total of 41 outstanding companies were awarded at…

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Why Analysts Are Skeptical About Component Demand

You can’t really blame financial analysts for their skepticism on current component demand. The last time the electronics supply chain took orders at face value the industry was left with $13 billion in semiconductor excess alone. Everyone from component manufacturers through OEMs had to write down or write off millions of dollars’ worth of inventory. At…

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Car Industry Puts Sensor Market on Fast Forward

Our cars are quickly evolving from being mechanical machines to electronic powerhouses offering a broad variety of capabilities. These newchanges are going to drastically change the demands on the electronics supply chain. “Big changes are underway in the passenger care market, said Richard Dixon, senior principal analyst at IHS Markit at the recent Electronic Components…

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Other ‘RoHS’ Regulations Challenge Compliance

When people talk about “RoHS” they tend to mean the European Union’s “Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment” Directive, 2011/65/EU. The fact is that there are an increasing number of RoHS-like regulations in different markets around the world. Each one has a different regulatory environment and agenda that…

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LevaData Launches Leva, the World’s First AI Advisor for Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Privately held LevaData today announced the debut of its flagship product, Leva, the world’s first AI advisor for strategic sourcing and procurement. Leva is purpose-built for strategic supply chain and procurement professionals and uniquely combines multiple AI technologies with intelligent assistance to drive savings throughout the supply chain.  Leva’s most significant and transformative innovation…

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3 Things Apple Won’t Say About Making iPhones from Recycled Components

Apple has recently stepped up its claims about how it intends to eventually move towards a sustainable production model for its iPhones by using recycled components. Earlier this year, for example, Apple introduced the concept to “stop mining the earth altogether” for its iPhone production in its “Environmental Responsibility Report.” In that document, Lisa Jackson,Apple’s…

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