Component Prices Rise 10% to 40%

Increased component prices are inevitable when demand outstrips supply. But the electronics supply chain is being hammered on all sides – from materials to logistics — with rising costs. As one freight expert put it: “In 2020 and 2021, global logistics just can’t seem to catch a break.” For months, the Institute for Supply Management…

sourcing, procurement, strategic

Why Siemens Bought a Supply Chain Company

Where does a supply chain firm fit into Siemens AG’s portfolio? Supplyframe, which Siemens acquired in May, will be integrated into Siemens’ Digital Industries unit and become part of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. In its 18 years in business, Supplyframe has evolved from a components aggregator to a “design-to-source” intelligence (DSI) firm. Its DSI platform…

Siemens Acquires Supplyframe

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to- Source platform for the global electronics value chain, for USD 0.7 billion. The transaction unlocks significant value for customers of Supplyframe and Siemens, providing seamless and quick access to both Siemens’ offerings and Supplyframe’s marketplace intelligence. This will help customers to reduce costs, increase…

Speedbumps Abound on the Road to Digitization

“Digitization” is, like “resilience,” the new mantra for the supply chain. Digital applications range from automated paperwork to complex networks that provide end-to-end visibility of global supply and manufacturing operations. Digitized systems work across geographies and products to provide real-time data on inventory, delays, disruptions and resolutions to manufacturing sites and supply-chain partners. Interconnected supply…

Renesas, Naka fab, fore, ICs

Renesas Fire Exacerbates Auto MCU Shortage

While Renesas officially aims to get its Naka 12-inch wafer production line back to full operation within one month, research firm TrendForce expects the immediate task of restoring the cleanroom and installing new equipment systems to take much longer than that. Renesas said that the fire burned about 5 percent of the total area of…

Study: New Product Introductions Stalled by Covid-19

The electronics supply chain relies on new product introductions (NPI) to drive both innovation and sales. More than half (53 percent) of electronics industry product launches have been delayed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dimensional Research study commissioned by Supplyframe. Covid-19 also has led to increased component costs, the need…

Supplyframe Acquires CAD Model Provider SamacSys

Supplyframe announced today a definitive agreement to acquire SamacSys, the world’s leading provider of 2D and 3D CAD models for the electronics industry. This acquisition will combine SamacSys’s libraries of schematic symbols, PCB footprints and component 3D models with Supplyframe’s global offering in engineering resources such as component search engines, supply chain software tools and…

Supplyframe Adds Ecliptek Automated Download

Supplyframe, a provider of electronic component research platforms, now includes detailed information for more than 3 million frequency control product part numbers from Ecliptek Corporation. Delivered via Ecliptek’s automated Data Download, the program electronically delivers part numbers, parametric and regulatory data and product descriptions directly to Supplyframe’s users worldwide. It also includes factory stock availability.…

Parts Search Platform Goes Live

Pasadena, Calif. — Parts.io enables hardware engineers to search and compare 135M+ electronic components by category, price, availability and popularity across a global network of distributors and manufacturers. The platform offers a visual representation of complex data, enabling engineers to make the best component selection for their projects and allows users to order directly from…