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Vishay & Infineon: severely affected by Wuxi subcon fire

A fire in Wuxi, China, earlier this month is having serious supply consequences for several manufacturers, including Vishay and Infineon. Wuxi Welnew Microelectronics (“Welnew”) is a sub-tier supplier to several semiconductor manufacturers including Infineon, Vishay,...

New tech might get tripped up by supply chain volatility, says ABI

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Faced with shortages? Remain vigilant against counterfeit

EMS Now says there are numerous reasons why counterfeit parts surface, and companies need to be particularly vigilant during supply chain constraints, where low levels of required supply increase the pressure to access the open market. "Counterfeits components are...

IC Insights: Sensors and discrete devices surge

Oct 28, 2021

Global sales of optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) are expected to grow 18% in 2021 to $104.3 billion from $88.3 billion in 2020, when this semiconductor market group increased by less than 3% during the Covid-19 virus outbreak year, reports IC Insights

IC Insights stated that total O-S-D sales are forecast to rise 11% in 2022 to $115.5 billion. O-S-D products generate about 18% of the world’s total semiconductor sales with the rest (82%) coming from integrated circuits. Less than 13% of semiconductor revenues came from O-S-D products 25 years ago.

The O-S-D market group has gradually accounted for a higher share of semiconductor revenues since the mid-1990s because of steady and often strong annual growth in sensors, actuators, CMOS image sensors, laser transmitters, and high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LEDs) during the past few decades

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