Donald McElheny Retires from Gowanda Electronics after 24 Years  

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance inductors and magnetic components for demanding RF and power applications, announces that the company’s CEO, Donald McElheny, retired at the end of August 2021 after 24 years with the company. McElheny joined Gowanda Electronics in 1997 as New Product Development Manager. Initially he oversaw the exploration and…

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Counterfeit Risk Rises When Supplies Run Short

The risk of procuring counterfeit electronics rises considerably during periods of component shortages. With semiconductor supplies remaining tight through the end of 2022, the industry faces a prolonged interval of increased risk. Industry sources have used the word “desperate” to describe the current shortage situation. When a high-priced product such as an automobile can’t be…

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Report: Reshoring Pace Accelerates in 1H 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic, supported by U.S. government initiatives, has spurred a national push to strengthen the domestic supply chain, according to the Reshoring Initiative. If the second half of the year progresses at the same rate as 1H, reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) job announcements for 2021 are projected to be over 220,000 –…

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ECIA Executive Conference Cancelled

The ECIA announced today that “after a long, heartfelt and thoughtful discussion, the ECIA Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Executive Conference scheduled to take place October 24-26 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.” The conference had recently limited the event to vaccinated attendees only. The Covid-19 Delta…

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Demand Patterns Shifting for MLCCs

Industrial, medical, and military demand for high quality, high-voltage multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) has been hit hard by a shift in production by the world’s largest MLCC manufacturers who are focusing on a seemingly insatiable demand for smaller, lower voltage – and in some way – lower performance MLCCs. This demand has been fueled by…

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The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies

Advancements in remote patient monitoring (RPM) mean physicians can get a clear picture of health outside of face-to-face appointments. That’s a crucial advantage, especially for people who live in rural areas or cannot easily travel to doctors’ offices. Telehealth in general has become common during the Covid-19 pandemic. Remote monitoring could further change the future…

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Component Shortages to ‘Last Well Into 2022,’ Execs Predict

The challenges related to semiconductor and other component shortages will be with us for a considerable time, according to more than a dozen manufacturing executives. We asked these decision-makers and their partners about  current issues; the impact of shortages; how long the scarcity will last and how they are protecting themselves from counterfeit goods. We…

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Gartner: Supply Chains Need Regional Designs in Global Networks

September 13, 2021 —To better deal with growing protectionism and the need for higher agility, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must incorporate regional designs into their global networks without diluting the cost or competitive advantages of existing global networks, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts pointed out today during the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, which…

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USB Power Delivery (PD) Controller IC Market to Double over 5 Years

Continued transitions to USB Type-C, demand for fast charging, downstream ports for charging peripherals and new opportunities driven by higher power capabilities in USB power delivery specification revision 3.1, are forecast to drive strong growth for USB PD controllers over the next five years, according to expert analysis by SAR Insight & Consulting. The latest…

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IC Insights: Chip Makers Bullish on Q3 Revenue

Semiconductor manufacturers expect varying levels of growth — from 3 percent to 34 percent — for the third quarter (Q3), reported IC Insights, but the overall picture is rosy for the chip market. Supply remains a concern for most segments of the manufacturing industry, but chip demand remains high. In advance of an expected surge…

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