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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RFMW Acquires Spantech Technology Solutions

RFMW, a specialized distributor of RF and microwave products, today announced the acquisition of Spantech Technology Solutions S.L.U. Spantech represents industry-leading manufacturers of RF, microwave, millimeter-wave components, and satellite communication equipment in Spain and Portugal. The agreement fortifies RFMW’s international presence and enhances their prominent position as a global and technically competent sales and marketing…

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IPC Forms European Subsidiary

To better support our European members’ interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe GmbH. The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4, 2022. The new entity’s main office is located in central Munich.                                                             John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO commented, “While we have been actively engaged and…

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