Flip Electronics, distributor, EOL

Flip Electronics Thrives on the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology

There aren’t may start-ups in electronics distribution, and even fewer that specialize in end-of-life (EOL) components. Flip Electronics has just celebrated its fifth year focusing on the “bleeding edge” of technology. Flip manages EOL parts for component suppliers and customers. “I’d say five years is proof of concept,” said Jason Murphy, Flip’s founder and CEO.…


electronics, supply chain LLC

LLC Markets and the Electronics Supply Chain

The article “Let’s define a new electronics market: Long Lifecycle (LLC) Markets”  introduced  the existence of a market segment consuming electronics content which needs to be viable over five years. Vertical markets such as aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical are examples of LLC. This requirement conflicts with the traditional consumer market and since the…


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The Pandemic and Trade War Lead to Supply Chain Shortages

The combined challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the United States-China trade war have created somewhat of a perfect storm for electronics procurement specialists. As a supply shortage abounds, they must think ahead and respond promptly to avoid the worst effects. The trade war causes numerous knock-on effects The trade war between the United States…


Mouser Adds 45 New Manufacturers in First Half of 2020

Mouser has added 45 new manufacturers to date in 2020, in product categories such as embedded, connectors, optoelectronics, semiconductors and hardware. August 18, 2020 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, further bolstered its industry-leading line card by adding 45 new manufacturers to date in…


Supply Chain Outlook Rallies but Concerns Linger

In spite of Covid-19 case numbers rising in the U.S., optimism in the electronics and manufacturing industries is improving.  ECIA’s latest supply chain survey on the impact of the virus points to lessening concern over component supply. Additionally, the U.S. manufacturing  index has increased for 3 consecutive months. Developments over the past month on Main…