Obsolescence Insurance, a New High-Margin Business for EMS Companies

Previous articles have discussed a segmentation of the electronics market called Long Life Cycle(LLC) Products. LLC products are those whose useful life is longer than five years. In a subsequent article, the current state of the electronics ecosystem, and the connection of the LLC market to the AI/IOT mega-trends were also discussed.   Overall, LLC customers…

digital transformation, supply chain, predictions

Supply Chain Gains Edge in Machine Learning Initiative

Machine learning (ML) is positioned to solve a range of supply chain challenges today, but commercializing ML applications lags behind research. Businesses that stand to gain from ML solutions are helping accelerate that process. Last week, MIT’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) research alliance launched, via webinar, MachineLearningApplications@CSAIL to develop applications for the latest…

Flip Electronics, distributor, EOL

Flip Electronics Thrives on the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology

There aren’t may start-ups in electronics distribution, and even fewer that specialize in end-of-life (EOL) components. Flip Electronics has just celebrated its fifth year focusing on the “bleeding edge” of technology. Flip manages EOL parts for component suppliers and customers. “I’d say five years is proof of concept,” said Jason Murphy, Flip’s founder and CEO.…