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Pyreos Expands Refrigerant Wavelength Range in Ultra Low Power ezPyro Package

Pyreos, the world’s first supplier of integrated digital SMD pyroelectric sensor subsystems for gas, flame, plus materials analysis applications, and supplier of the world’s smallest SMD pyroelectric detector, announces that it has expanded its refrigerant gas detection range and is now supplying extended-wavelength variants of its ultra-low power, low cost ezPyroTM digital SMD sensors optimized […]

Amazon opens robotics facility opens in Westborough 

Amazon.com Inc., one of the state’s largest employers, is expanding again in Massachusetts.The Seattle tech giant (Nasdaq: AMZN) unveiled its new robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough at an in-person ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. Source: Amazon Massachusetts: New robotics facility opens in Westborough – Boston Business Journal

NIST Wants to Use Atoms to Combat Counterfeit Electronics 

The global semiconductor shortage has opened the door for criminals who want to cash in on the scarcity of these valuable components. According to the Wall Street Journal, this has pushed some buyers to take risks that they may not have even considered before. Source: NIST Wants to Use Atoms to Combat Counterfeit Electronics | […]

The European EMS market 2021 

After publication of the annual reports of the big EMS/ODM companies in Europe, in4ma can finally announce the annual production value 2020 for the European EMS/ODM industry. The research now covers about 85% of all EMS/ODM companies in Europe. Other smaller companies take more time to publish their reports; those results have been modelled. This […]

US Dept of Commerce announces new system for detecting supply chain shortages

The US Department of Commerce Monday unveiled its Microelectronics Early Alert System, a new system for detecting supply chain shortages in the semiconductor industry. This system is part of President Biden’s program for strengthening supply chains in semiconductor manufacturing, batteries, critical minerals, and pharmaceuticals. Biden signed an executive order on February 24 ordering 100-day supply […]

Component sales forecast: Stable as she goes

Several research firms describe the electronics market environment as “stable” entering the all-important calendar Q4. Lead times, for example, have leveled out, according to LevaData and the ECIA, and demand shows no sign of abating. However, logistics experts continue to point to seemingly endless backups at international seaports and retailers are bracing for holiday shipping delays. Source: Component sales […]

Electronics Component Shortage: A Tale of Two Decades

In 2001, there was so much excess component inventory in the supply chain that more than $13 billion worth of semiconductors alone was written down or off by component makers, distributors and customers. People still wince at the memory. In 2021, there’s such a severe shortage of semiconductors that the automotive industry is set to […]

Counterfeit Risk Rises When Supplies Run Short

The risk of procuring counterfeit electronics rises considerably during periods of component shortages. With semiconductor supplies remaining tight through the end of 2022, the industry faces a prolonged interval of increased risk. Industry sources have used the word “desperate” to describe the current shortage situation. When a high-priced product such as an automobile can’t be […]

Celestica to buy PCI Limited for $306 million

Singapore-based PCI is a fully integrated design, engineering and manufacturing solutions provider with five manufacturing and design facilities across Asia. Source: Celestica to buy PCI Limited for $306 million in cash; raises 2022 outlook (NYSE:CLS) | Seeking Alpha

Demand Patterns Shifting for MLCCs

Industrial, medical, and military demand for high quality, high-voltage multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) has been hit hard by a shift in production by the world’s largest MLCC manufacturers who are focusing on a seemingly insatiable demand for smaller, lower voltage – and in some way – lower performance MLCCs. This demand has been fueled by […]