Pandemic, Component Shortages Take Toll on Global Distributors

Perhaps the best thing that could be said about 2021 is that it’s over. The pandemic has plunged the electronics industry into a two-year supply-chain disaster with ongoing component shortages well into 2022. In fact, nearly one-third of the top global distributors attributed shortages, allocation, and extended lead times as their biggest challenge last year,…

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Demand Fuels Tech Expansion, Defying Supply Headwinds

Since the onset of Covid-19 supply chain disruptions have only gotten worse. Shortages that began with global quarantines have been exacerbated by demand- and logistics-driven delays. But expectations of ongoing demand are prompting electronics companies to expand. Chip consumption, for example, isn’t going to decline. Semiconductor manufacturers are set to build 29 fabs over the…

IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…