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What Shortage? How Electronic Component Distributors Make Supply Meet Demand

When buyers can’t find electronic components, they turn to distributors like us who can source scarce and obsolete parts. Our experience has been tested to new extremes over the last several months due to the semiconductor and wider electronic components shortage. This shortage was years in the making but has been amplified by COVID-19. It […]

Perfect storm’ creates electronic component shortages

A perfect storm has hit the electronic components market, creating supply chain problems that will be felt for several years. The perfect storm Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, most electronic component manufacturers were running at 95-98% capacity. This high demand for electronic components was fuelled by growth in technologies like automation and the Internet of […]

Active Electronic Components Market Growing Demand

Active electronic component demand is soaring. The market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% during 2021-2026, fuelled by new technologies and faster and more globally available internet connectivity. What’s driving it? An explosion of new products with AI and IoT support and tailwinds like 5G are fuelling demand for […]

The Global Chip Shortage Has Created a New Problem: Counterfeits

The global chip shortage is officially wreaking havoc. The world’s biggest carmakers, including Toyota and Volkswagen, have had to slow down vehicle production, and Samsung – who make their own chips – has had to delay the launch of several smartphones due to be released in 2021. These are but a few examples of thousands […]