U.S. & China Trade Tensions Touch Global Electronics Supply Chain

While the shifting political landscape and subsequent tension between America and China is no secret, the ripple effect is harder for the average citizen to perceive—especially when those ripples aren’t yet affecting their wallets. With the current administration’s implementation of tariffs on certain Chinese imports, however, the corresponding tension could very well impact the average…

What’s the Scoop: More on Tariffs & Trade Wars

Every day, the news about tariffs fills the headlines. India retaliates against the perceived slight. China continues on its way, while American manufacturers beg the powers that be to reconsider tariffs on our North American neighbors in Canada and Mexico. When speaking to investors, Forbes dubbed the recent happenings as “Tariff Mania” and offered a…

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Launches MiR Finance – a “Robot as a Service” (RaaS) Leasing Program

HOLBROOK, New York – Mobile Industrial Robots, the first mover and market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), launched its new mobile robot leasing program. Often refered to as ”robots as a service” (RaaS), leasing lets companies of any size—from small start-ups to multinational enterprises—deploy mobile robot solutions with low (or no) upfront costs and…

Global Uncertainty Puts Resiliency in Focus

Especially in the global electronics industry, supply chain disruptors, including economic, political, geographic and more, abound.  Perhaps more than in other sectors, electronics OEMs and their suppliers find themselves dealing with a variety of countries, each with its own risk profile.   FM Global recently released its 2019 FM Global Resilience Index, which for the…

What’s the Scoop: Mexico Tariffs & Trade Wars

Since the White House announced its intention to impose tariffs on Mexican imports earlier this week, consumers have been reading the mainstream press to figure out how this might impact consumers. Supply chain professionals meanwhile have been wrestling with how these shifts might impact the global electronics supply chain. The President affirmed the intention on…

ECIA’s Chief Analyst Dale Ford Pens Industry-Specific Report on Impact of Tariffs

Atlanta — ECIA has posted a report titled, 'Analysis of the US / China Escalating Trade War and Its Impact on the Electronics Components Supply Chain' by Dale Ford, ECIA's Chief Analyst. Ford is a highly respected industry analyst with extensive experience producing award winning market research. His expertise is in technology trends, competitive analysis, forecasting…