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…

GlobalFoundaries and Soitec Announce Multiple Long-term SOI Wafer Supply Agreements to Meet Accelerating Demand in 5G, IoT and Data Center

Santa Clara, Calif. and  Bernin (Grenoble) , France,  GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) and Soitec today announced that they have signed multiple long-term supply agreements for 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers to secure the high-volume supply to meet the growing demand from GF customers for its differentiated radio-frequency-silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI), fully-depleted-silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) and silicon photonics technology platforms. The agreements, which take effect immediately, build…

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…

Tariffs Continue to Stunt U.S. Manufacturing Growth

U.S. factory activity was softening in May even before the Trump administration floated the idea of tariffs on Mexican goods. Concerns over a trade war with China pushed the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly manufacturing index, the PMI, to 52.1, down 0.7% from 52.8 the prior month. Tariff worries had abated in recent months, according…

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…

A Better Way to Manage Your High-Value Electronics Shipments

Electronics, whether consumer or industrial, are an important part of our connected economy. Many types of electronic products are sensitive to vibration and shock that can cause immediate damage or negative effects that only become known over time. Proper packaging helps somewhat but does not completely eliminate these risks. New advancements in supply chain monitoring…