Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

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No Supply Impact from Toshiba NAND Flash Production Suspension

Industry reports indicate that Toshiba recently suspended production for its NAND flash. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, confirms that Toshiba has had lower than expected output for its NAND flash production related to issues with equipment operation but it will not impact the company’s fourth-quarter contract shipments. DRAMeXchange also does not expect the production issues to…

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Celanese Expands Global Capacity for Specialty Materials

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced plans to expand the capacity of its global compounding assets and certain product-specific manufacturing production sites to support the significant growth in its engineered materials business. “As the global demand for specialty materials increases in key industries such as medical, automotive, consumer goods…

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