NAND flash memory prices have experienced an unforeseen increase, occurring earlier than anticipated, according to industry sources.
Counterfeiting is a global problem that costs businesses and consumers billions of dollars each year. Electronics counterfeiting is a particularly serious problem, as counterfeit electronic parts and components can lead to equipment failure, safety risks, and brand damage.
There is a growing trend towards outsourcing the production of medical devices to contract manufacturers, writes Supply Chain Brain, driven by the need to speed up the product design cycle, meet rising demand, mitigate supply chain risk, and access hard-to-find electronics engineering expertise.
Freight rates play a crucial role in determining both the cost and efficiency of production in the electronics manufacturing sector. Fluctuations in freight rates can have a significant impact on businesses, from disrupting supply chains to increasing production costs.
While much attention is given to China's role in the supply chain for electronics, particularly semiconductors, a new report featured in Forbes has revealed that Chinese suppliers are deeply integrated into US defense contracting and acquisition across a wide range of sectors, including artificial intelligence and optics.
A recent survey of electronics engineers revealed that 86% of respondents trust AI to play at least some role in their component selection for their designs, and more than a fifth of those (23%) said they would “completely” trust AI to select components, reports Electronic Products & Technology.
Memory chip maker Micron Technology has increased NAND flash wafer contract prices by about 10% since September, reports SEMI insiders. This is the second price hike in the NAND flash market this year, following Samsung's August increase.
The UK's aerospace sector is soaring to new heights, with a record-breaking first half of 2023 and a healthy order book for the rest of the year.
Britain has finally rejoined the European Union's flagship Horizon science research programme, ending a two-year post-Brexit standoff with the EU over science funding.
European aviation regulators have determined that counterfeit parts were supplied for repairs of jet engines that power many older-generation Airbus SE A320 and Boeing Co. 737 planes.
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