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Detecting counterfeit electronics & materials – event announced

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will be co-hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, on 14-15 March 2023 alongside the U.S. electronics bodies, SMTA and CALCE. The event will focus on current...

Industrial sensor sales remain strong

Sales of semiconductor sensors are expected to continue to achieve double-digit YOY growth, driven by the popularity of smart embedded controls and rising sales prices due to semiconductor shortages, reports IC Insights. Tight supplies and shortages of sensors for...

Designers are adapting to the chip shortage

As OEMs continue to struggle to secure essential components, engineering teams are being asked to consider component sourcing when developing the next generation of their products, reports EPS News. A recent survey found a majority – 74 percent – of global companies...

IC market expected to rebound – IC Insights

The IC market is expected to rebound in 2Q23 after a short bottoming out, reports IC Insights. "Given that the IC industry has never registered a four-quarter sequential IC market decline, expectations are high for a return to IC market growth beginning in 2Q23....

Defence industry supply chains: coronavirus threatens long-term disruption

May 12, 2020

Concerns are growing that widespread failure in defence industry supply chains will stretch well beyond short-term disruptions, says this article in Military Aerospace Electronics.

Reporting comments from an electronics industry insider that “the whole supply chain is a mess right now”, the article highlight a particular concern that “small businesses that form a core of the Pentagon’s future technological development may be particularly vulnerable”. It says there are roughly 50,000 small businesses that provide innovation support for the DOD, “all of which is vulnerable to economic upheaval”.

The article refers to a supply chain “ecosystem” which may suffers widespread failure due to the coronavirus.

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