U.S. Manufacturing Grows but Slower

U.S. manufacturing has been on a growth track, but that trend is slowing, according to supply chain executives polled in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.  The overall economy has grown for 122nd consecutive month, with economic activity in manufacturing expanding in June. However, growth has been modest, perhaps related to a variety of…

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…

New Regs Make Shipping Waves

Electronics OEMs rely on ocean shipping for transporting much of the heavier goods used in manufacturing, as well as for moving finished product. Whether raw materials or manufactured goods, seaborne trade is a critical piece of the global economy as well. In fact, there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally for all types of…

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…

GlobalFoundaries and Soitec Announce Multiple Long-term SOI Wafer Supply Agreements to Meet Accelerating Demand in 5G, IoT and Data Center

Santa Clara, Calif. and  Bernin (Grenoble) , France,  GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) and Soitec today announced that they have signed multiple long-term supply agreements for 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers to secure the high-volume supply to meet the growing demand from GF customers for its differentiated radio-frequency-silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI), fully-depleted-silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) and silicon photonics technology platforms. The agreements, which take effect immediately, build…

CDM’s New Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Supports Supply Chain Optimization

Turnersville, NJ, CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables to the world’s leading aerospace, military, telecom, automotive, industrial, railway, commercial, and alternative energy providers, announced the opening of a new 9,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center in Turnersville, NJ.  The new location functions as a manufacturing facility for value-added cable assemblies, including RF cable assemblies, military…

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…

Huawei Block May Make U.S. Stumble

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite Huawei’s bluster and assertions by its founder that the U.S. has underestimated the Chinese telecommunications giant, the short- to medium-term impact of being cut off from the supply of U.S. chips and other components is likely to be severe, with some observers going so far as questioning whether Huawei can remain…