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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 […]

High-Reliability Markets for Passive Components

Global passive electronic component markets are currently experiencing a significant amount of financial turbulence, a situation brought about by global economic stimulus programs and the continued impact of the pandemic on key materials and component segments of the high-tech economy. In short, 2021 revenue and volume numbers for capacitors, resistors, inductors and circuit protection components […]

Raytheon to build Next Generation Jammer midband electronic warfare avionics systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Airborne electronic warfare (EW) experts at Raytheon Technologies Corp. will build five advanced electronic jammers for U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler EW jets under terms of a $226.7 million order announced last month. Source: Raytheon to build five more Next Generation Jammer midband (NGJ-MB) electronic warfare (EW) avionics systems | Military […]

Air Force asks industry to develop wearable sensors to detect fatigue and stress 

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to develop wearable computers and sensors to detect and counter fatigue and stress among warfighters, doctors, nurses, and first-responders. Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, issued a solicitation (FA8650-22-S-5006) Friday for the Real-Time Assessment and Augmentation […]

Teledyne Flir to develop bio-chemical threat mapping tool 

Teledyne Flir, a provider of imaging technologies, has been awarded a $15.7 million contract with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office (DTRA JSTO) to develop augmented reality (AR) battlefield threat mapping and visualization tech. Source: Teledyne Flir to develop bio-chemical threat mapping tool | Engineering360

2022 Top Automotive Business Trends

The year of 2022 promises to be a bustling period for the automotive industry. The sector has long embarked on a full-on transformation that promises to leave no stone unturned and this year will see a continuation of this disruptive path. To this, we add COVID-19, which will still be an influencing factor, mostly in […]

Manufacturing, Economic Growth Close Out 2021 

Reuters reported this week that new orders for domestically manufactured goods rose 1.6 percent in November, with October numbers being revised to reflect growth of 1.2 percent instead of the originally reported 1 percent growth figure. Source: Manufacturing, Economic Growth Close Out 2021 | Weekly News Roundup for January 7, 2022 | TTI, Inc.

Mercedes Prototype Can Travel 600 Miles Per Charge 

Mercedes-Benz started off the new year with a dramatic declaration of its intentions in the electric vehicle segment. The German automaker on Monday unveiled the Vision EQXX, a sleek, four-door electric sedan prototype that would set a new standard for EV range. Company officials said the EQXX is able to travel more than 600 miles […]

Digi-Key Electronics Adds Over 500 New Suppliers Including Electrovege

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it significantly expanded its portfolio in 2021 by adding more than 500 new suppliers across their core business, Digi-Key Marketplace and Fulfilled by Digi-Key program. They also added more than […]

Global semiconductor industry forecasts for 2022

“2021 is the year that everyone remembered that chip mattered,” said Wired Magazine. So far 2022 seems likely to be another fruitful year for the semiconductor industry. Terry Tsao, global marketing officer and president of SEMI Taiwan, said in Semicon Taiwan on December 28 that investments related to compound semiconductor wafer manufacturing is expected to […]

Why are the World’s Supply Chains so Disrupted?

  The global pandemic has hit the world’s supply chains from many different angles. On the supply side, border closings and lockdowns kept production sites shuttered. On the demand side, consumers who couldn’t take vacations or dine out subsequently increased their spending on durable goods. This created a perfect storm of challenges for businesses as […]