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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ECIA: EPA Opts for More Industry Input on PIP (3:1)

The ECIA Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) is closely following any global legislation that will impact its members. This update concerns the PIP (3:1) legislation that ECIA reported on last week. In the U.S., the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate…

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Sales Outlook Moderates for Components

Long-term demand for electronic components remains robust although sales expectations for the third and fourth quarters have moderated, according to the ECIA. Concerns and uncertainty related to the economy, inflationary pressure and the resurgence of Covid-19 with potential shutdowns could account for the continuing shift of sentiment, said Chief Economist Dale Ford in a release.…

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Tech Leads August U.S. Manufacturing Expansion

U.S. manufacturing powered through supply chain constraints in August to maintain a 15-month streak of expansion. New order and production levels underlined sustained demand while factories continued to struggle to find components, materials and workers. Tech companies led growth in August despite semiconductor and other supply shortages. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI increased 0.4…

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Digi-Key in Global Pact With Red Pitaya

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship electronic components, announced that it has secured a global distribution partnership with Red Pitaya to offer their @HOME kit, which was created specifically for professors and students working remotely or at home. The Red Pitaya STEMlab 125-10, on which the @HOME kit is based, is…

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Farnell Research Shows Industrial/IoT Demand for Low-Cost SBCs

New research from Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, reveals that low-cost Single Board Computers (SBCs) are now a valuable building block in all stages of new product development and production. Some 50 per cent of professional engineers surveyed use SBCs for industrial and Internet of Things (IoT), the most…

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