Will Supply Chains Ever Go Autonomous?

Some of 2020’s challenges were keenly felt throughout supply chains, and many could result in lasting changes to workflows and processes. Reducing uncertainties while boosting efficiency and shrinking turnaround times requires a set of modern supply chain and logistics tools. That means leveraging automation. Recent events helped drive home the need for a more resilient…

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Component Sales Forecast: Stable as She Goes

Several research firms describe the electronics market environment as “stable” entering the all-important calendar Q4. Lead times, for example, have leveled out, according to LevaData and the ECIA, and demand shows no sign of abating. However, logistics experts continue to point to seemingly endless backups at international seaports and retailers are bracing for holiday shipping…

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Sager Names Custom Solutions VP

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, and Electromechanical products and custom solutions provider, announces the promotion of Don Fincher to Vice President of Custom Solutions. Mr. Fincher joined Sager in 2016 as Director of Manufacturing Operations, managing the organization’s Power Solutions Center (PSC). As Vice President of Custom Solutions, Mr. Fincher…

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ECIA Holds Special Briefing on NAM Campaign Against Tax Increases

On October 1, at noon ET, ECIA will host a webinar with special NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) guests Michael O’Brien, AVP  Advocacy, and Christopher Netram, VP Tax and Domestic Policy, to explore the impact of proposed corporate tax increases on U.S. manufacturers, provide tax policy perspective, as well as engagement opportunities for our member…

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Electronics Component Shortage: A Tale of Two Decades

In 2001, there was so much excess component inventory in the supply chain that more than $13 billion worth of semiconductors alone was written down or off by component makers, distributors and customers. People still wince at the memory. In 2021, there’s such a severe shortage of semiconductors that the automotive industry is set to…

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Foundry Sales to Surpass $100 Billion in 2021

Robust demand for advanced processors used in networking and data center computers, new 5G smartphones, and ICs used in other high-growth electronics market applications such as robotics, self-driving vehicles and driver-assist automation, artificial intelligence, machine-learning and image recognition systems is forecast to lift total foundry sales to $107.2 billion in 2021, a 23 percent increase…

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