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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Shortages Underline the Need For Better Component Data

The current component shortages are rocking the electronic manufacturing industry as well as the industries that depend on them, which, let’s face it, is most industries. Who’d have thought that a handful of electronic parts could halt production of millions of dollars or automobiles around the world. Well, that’s exactly what happened, and there have…

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The Importance of Supply Chain Efficiency

The past 18 months has proven that the unthinkable really can happen, and the whole world has had to deal with previously unseen levels of disruption without any real guidelines. The pandemic has demonstrated how seriously production is affected when supplies aren’t available, travel is restricted, and when less (or no) workers are allowed on…

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5 Strategies for Cybersecurity in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management has become an increasingly tech-centric process. Rapid digitization and widespread adoption of technologies like internet of things (IoT) devices have made logistics more efficient than ever but simultaneously introduced new risks. Consequently, supply chain cybersecurity should be at the forefront of your mind. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reported a 42…

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