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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....

US Semi firms seek essential business status

Mar 26, 2020

Reuters are reporting that a group of US semi manufacturers are working to achieve “essential business” status in order to continue operations.

The article referred to here claims the SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association), which represents major U.S. chip makers like Intel and Micron, posted an update claiming they are working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to classify semi makers as an essential business “because of their role supporting information technology, which has become crucial as millions of Americans work from home”.

In addition, they say that chips also play a vital role in medical equipment, power grids and other needed infrastructure.

“Ensuring the continuity of semiconductor and related supply chains is necessary to support the even greater range of services that will be digitized in the coming weeks and months,” wrote John Neuffer, SIA President and CEO. “Since the semiconductor supply chain is highly globalized, semiconductor shortages created by operating restrictions in one region cannot be readily made up by production in other regions.”

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