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U.S. Manufacturing’s Humming—Except for Shortages and Tariffs

U.S. manufacturers that rely on access to electronic components are on the brink of not being able to fulfill their customers’ orders. But manufacturing is still humming: The Institute for Supply Management’s leading factory index, the PMI, increased by 1.4 percent in May to 58.7. However, comments from the computer and electronics sector indicate OEMs…

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Manufacturing Activity Slows as Tariff Concerns Grow

U.S. electronics companies are feeling the pressure of widespread component shortages, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s latest report. Although the overall U.S. manufacturing index — the PMI — remains robust, supply constraints and extended lead times have caused some computer and electronic companies to delay or even miss sales opportunities. “Supply constraints, extended lead…

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APEC Product Roundup: BOM and Space Savers

APEC is a leading conference for power electronics that showcases the latest innovations in power products. The overriding themes at this year’s show are system cost reduction through integration and lower bill of materials (BOM); faster time to market and simplifying design. Power electronics manufacturers also are keenly focused on delivering higher efficiency and cutting…

TTI Carries Kemet High CV Capacitors

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are ALS70 and ALS80 series high CV screw terminal electrolytic capacitors from KEMET. The products are ideal for use in frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and switch mode power supplies (SMPS) in challenging electrical and environmental applications including rail. The…

WPG Americas Signs Distribution Agreement with Kemet

WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, the largest global electronic components distributor, announced today a new partnership with KEMET Electronics Corporation, a manufacturer of the world’s most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies. “This agreement with KEMET continues our commitment to providing the latest capacitor technologies and electromechanical solutions…

Allocation 2017: What’s Behind the Component Shortage

Component shortages are not just about increased demand. Any number of factors – production capacity, supply chain disruptions, obsolescence and technology migration – can contribute to product scarcity. For 2017 and 2018, supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be added to the causation list. Semiconductor and tech mergers reached an all-time high in 2016 and formed…

Why Analysts Are Skeptical About Component Demand

You can’t really blame financial analysts for their skepticism on current component demand. The last time the electronics supply chain took orders at face value the industry was left with $13 billion in semiconductor excess alone. Everyone from component manufacturers through OEMs had to write down or write off millions of dollars’ worth of inventory. At…