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…

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…

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…

Tariffs & Trade Wars with China Shape Supply Chain

Editor’s note on Special Project U.S.-China Trade War Damages Done : A permanent trade war with China has already thrust the supply chain in a mad scramble. Procurement costs have increased; partnerships have been severed; and companies have been forced to relocate manufacturing. Global procurement operations are shifting away from China-reliant suppliers. President Trump’s tariffs…

Tariffs: More Than a Political Strategy

Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles examining the impact of tariffs — positive and negative–on the electronics industry. For the first article, click here. 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…

California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA

Late last year, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was passed into law, and with it, high-tech electronics organizations are grappling with yet another complex and demanding set of data privacy regulations. Although aimed at protecting consumer privacy,  by necessity, these regulations will change the way that electronics OEMs manage their data. When Governor Jerry Brown…