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For EMS Providers, Success Lies in Managing Components Across the Board 

The primary challenges that electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers faced in 2021 were many and included a myriad of component shortages, inflationary pricing, logistics challenges and COVID-19 restrictions and closures across multiple geographies. With average lead times for many electronic components extending rapidly from a standard 12-16 weeks to more than 40 weeks, EMS providers […]

US Electronics Reshoring Plan Risks Missing the Boat

Reviving the US semiconductor industry will require balanced investment in the entire electronics ecosystem, including assembly and test, as well as printed circuit boards (PCBs), according to industry executives. While U.S. legislators prepare to approve a $52 billion package of incentives to help shore up the domestic semiconductor industry, there are concerns that most of […]

KYOCERA AVX to Acquire ROHM Tantalum and Polymer Capacitor Business Assets 

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 4, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is set to acquire ROHM Semiconductor’s tantalum and polymer capacitor business assets. The two companies recently reached a final agreement, which states that ROHM Semiconductor (ROHM Co., Ltd.) […]

General Atomics debuts ‘Gambit’ drone for Air Force’s unmanned sensor contest 

AFA AIR WARFARE SYMPOSIUM: General Atomics has surreptitiously revealed its entrant for the Air Force’s Off-Board Sensing Station program, Breaking Defense has learned. A source with knowledge of the program told Breaking Defense that the company plans to officially debut the new drone, named Gambit, on Thursday morning, as the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare […]

Diabetes Tech Is Having Its Best Year Yet

As anticipated, FDA has approved the next generation Eversense 180-day continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system from Senseonics. This approval is one of many big milestone activities expected in the diabetes management space in 2022. Source: Diabetes Tech Is Having Its Best Year Yet

Worldwide Silicon Wafer Shipments and Revenue Set New Records in 2021

MILPITAS, Calif. — February 8, 2022 — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2021 increased 14% while wafer revenue rose 13% compared to 2020, topping $12 billion, to reach new all-time highs, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Silicon shipments totaled 14,165 million square inches […]

Labor Shortages Biggest Threat to Recovery in Automotive

A new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) sees semiconductors slowly flowing back into the automotive manufacturing supply chain and predicts that the current situation of “uneven shortages and tight supply” will begin to ease starting later this year. Source: Labor Shortages Biggest Threat to Recovery in Automotive | Weekly News Roundup for February […]

6 Million Units of Electric Cars Likely To Be Shipped In 2022

2022 is expected to see around 6 million units of electric four-wheelers being shipped globally, in contrast to the 4 million unit shipments in 2021, as per a new report by Gartner. It forecasts that electric cars (battery electric and plug-in hybrid) will represent 95 percent of total EV shipments in 2022 and the remainder […]

Two Critical Factors for the Electronics Supply Chain in 2022

  It is a well-known phrase that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. With demand for electronics remaining strong, 2022 will be a year when the benefits of true partnership with a distributor will be obvious and abundant for manufacturers. Source: Two Critical Factors for the Electronics Supply Chain in 2022 […]