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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...

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Designers are adapting to the chip shortage

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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....

EMS component shortages: collaborate to survive

Nov 15, 2022

Is survival the ‘new normal’ for many, or can the EMS sector create better organisational structures that embrace these challenges? That’s the question posed in ElectronicsWeekly by John Dignan of Dynamic EMS.

Improving collaboration is one way we can build longer-term resilience into the supply chain, gaining advantages such as greater visibility and the flexibility to introduce alternative suppliers into the ‘supply web’, he says.

Clearer visibility of end-customer demand will allow component scheduling to capture ‘areas of concern’ that will encourage supply chain specialists to look at alternative material acquisition strategies.

Today, supply chains must have the adaptability to overcome continuous and rapid change.

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