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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....

‘Explosive demand’ for memory chips may create shortage, says Micron

Mar 30, 2020

Explosive demands on data centres combined with heightened demand for notebooks threatens to create a shortage in memory chips, reports SemiMedia here.

Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra referred to the correlation between China’s lockdown of cities in January/February and the corresponding spike in gaming, e-commerce, and telecommuting that led to an explosive growth in data centre usage.

“Micron is moving from supplying smartphones to serving the data centre market,” Sanjay Mehrotra said. “At the same time, the current explosive demand may lead to a shortage of memory chips.”SemiMedia reports that more people working from home will stimulate market demand for notebooks, placing additional pressures on chip supply.