ECIA Adds New Members

ECIA is pleased to announce that nine new companies have joined the association: C C Electro Sales Inc. and Pipe-Thompson Technologies Inc. are manufacturers’ representatives. Chief Enterprises LLC and Eastern States Components, LLC. d/b/a ES Components are distributors. Linx Technologies, PHYTEC America LLC, Rose Batteries, Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and Traco Electronic AG are component manufacturers.…

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TrendForce: PMIC Demand Remains Stable

According to TrendForce, market conditions in 1H22 were chaotic and there was disparate demand for chips of varying functionality. Given the global development of electronic devices and power systems, overall demand for power management ICs (PMIC) is still relatively good. PMICs are used in consumer electronics, communications, computing, industrial control, automotive and other fields. In…

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Smith Opens New Hub in Houston

Smith, a leading global distributor of electronic components and provider of custom supply chain services, today announces the opening of the company’s new global services hub in Houston, Texas. This 30,000-square-foot expansion will complement Smith’s flagship distribution center at its global headquarters, providing a flexible space that can augment Smith’s existing supply chain service offerings. “Smith has…

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IPC: Higher Costs Continue to Dominate Electronics Industry Narrative

Per IPC’s June Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain report, nine in 10 electronics manufacturers surveyed are currently experiencing rising material costs, while 86 percent of electronics manufacturers are concerned about inflation. Supporting data from IPC’s June Economic Report indicate there are three main forces exerting pressure on the economy, and conversely, the electronics…

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