component shortages

Widespread Component Shortages Expected Through 2H 2017

The first half of 2017 is shaping up as the perfect storm for electronics suppliers as capacity constraints, merger and acquisition, obsolescence and higher-than-expected demand is creating component shortages across the supply chain. The risk of double booking has been cited in at least two research reports, indicating the 2001 inventory glut may be fading…

MACOM Buys Aeroflex’s Diode Business

Lowell, Mass.– M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has acquired 100% of Aeroflex’s diode business for $38 million in cash. The business had approximately $37 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.…

TI Anchors Analog Goal on 300mm Fab

Texas Instruments Inc. advanced towards its analog sales goal in 2014 with revenue and profits rising in key markets as the company intensified a decade-long plan to transform its operations away from price-sensitive commodity wireless components in favor of higher-margin proprietary products. Once a major player in the wireless communications IC market, Dallas-based TI has…

Strong Growth for Semiconductor Industry in 2014

El Segundo, Calif. – Revenue growth in the global semiconductor industry is forecast to grow by 9.4 percent in 2014 thanks to broad-based growth across multiple chip segments, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. This is the industry’s best performance since 2010, when the industry grew 33 percent, reports IHS. Global revenue is expected…

Component Trends: Some Reductions in Leadtimes

The month of March is bringing spring – at least that is what many in the U.S. fervently hope. It’s also brought a couple of leadtime reductions in IP&E products. According to Avnet’s latest Market and Technology Trends report, leadtimes for commercial electromechanical, military electromechanical and power supplies all fell from the prior month. Commercial…