Jabil’s 2020 Supply Chain Predictions

 After weathering tumultuous tides of volatility over the past few years, 2020 is shaping up to be a better year for supply chain managers, thanks to increased market predictability, especially for sourcing materials. Still, The best defense—and greatest offense—for managing dynamic markets, product complexity and unpredictable supply conditions is an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain that…

components, chip industry, trade war, tariffs, U.S., China

Tariffs Eased on Some Electronics Products

The electronics industry is enjoying a short-term reprieve from new U.S. tariffs as the Trump administration delayed the imposition of 15 percent duties on $156 billion worth of Chinese goods, including smart phones, computers and other consumer electronics. While the move may boost holiday-related consumer sales, the 25 percent tariffs on a separate $250 billion…

Kemet, Yageo, merger, IP&E

Yageo-Kemet Builds $3 Billion IP&E Powerhouse

Yageo Corp.’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Kemet Corp. will unite two leading component makers into a $3 billion powerhouse in the interconnect, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) market. The move will expand both companies’ global footprint, market penetration and product portfolios. “Together with Yageo, we will have an enhanced global footprint and be better able to…

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…

Kemet’s Tantalum Caps Exempt From China Tariffs

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that its request to have Tantalum Polymer capacitors excluded from the Section 301 Chinese tariffs has been approved by the U.S. Trade Representative. Effective immediately, Tantalum Polymer capacitors (tantalum capacitors having a conductive polymer cathode, as further described in U.S. Harmonized Tariff…

Electronics OCMs and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages, Tariffs & 2019

As the electronics industry plows through calendar Q4, murmurs of uncertainty around 2019 are surfacing. Analysts say there’s a possibility that demand for electronic components will cool in 2019, and tariffs continue to fuel uncertainty throughout the electronics supply chain. “Semiconductor memory ASPs are going to fall. Semiconductor sales are going to decline. The U.S…