7 Strategies for Mitigating the Impact of Tariffs

Editor’s note: This is one of two articles focusing on strategies that mitigate the impact of tariffs on imported goods. Tax and business advisory firm KPMG identified seven successful tactics in its webinar TradeWatch: Section 301 Tariffs; What we’ve Learned in Year One. This article covers recommendations one through three. Tariffs, according to leading tax…

Tariffs: Will the Electronics Industry get What it Needs?

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles examining the impact of tariffs — positive and negative–on the electronics industry. For political pundits, the United States government’s tariff strategy is about political leverage. For electronics OEMs, however, tariffs are about business. “As a United States patron, I look at it through the lens of…

counterfeit components, seizures

How to Weaken the Link Between Component Shortages & Counterfeits

Component shortages always prompt OEMs and EMS providers to seek alternative sources. Periods of scarcity also exacerbate the flow of counterfeit devices into the electronics supply chain. The extent of this problem remains an unknown as incidents of counterfeits are under-reported. But there are estimates: The counterfeit semiconductor market has reached $75 billion according to Industry…

NVR: Global EMS Market Grew by 10.8% in 2017

New Venture Research (NVR) announces the publication of its annual electronics manufacturing services report titled, “The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market – 2018 Edition.” In 2017, the worldwide contract manufacturing (CM) services market increased significantly by 10.8 percent in total revenue, resulting in combined EMS and ODM revenue of $471 billion. Over the last four…

Celestica to Acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Atrenne is a leading designer and manufacturer of ruggedized electromechanical solutions serving multiple markets, primarily for military and commercial aerospace…