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What is causing the surge in semiconductor and passive components?

As the world becomes smarter and more connected, the components used in electronic circuits are seeing a surge in demand. Semiconductors and passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, transforms) are seeing a surge in demand as chip-heavy vehicles, consumer electronics and smart, Internet of Things devices are produced in larger quantities. This demand is creating a shortage […]

Obsolescence Management Before It Becomes A Problem

Obsolescence Management Before It Becomes A Problem Like the device you are reading this on, all electronic components become obsolete eventually. As a supply chain manager, it is your job to manage obsolescence and make sure it doesn’t become a problem for your company. The three reasons for electronic component obsolescence are short product life […]

Semiconductor Supply Chain Will Remain Vulnerable Without Robust Investment in Advanced Packaging

Semiconductor Supply Chain Will Remain Vulnerable Without Robust Investment in Advanced Packaging A new U.S. study has found that the advanced semiconductor packaging supply chain needs strengthening to meet the increasing demand for chips. According to the report, without robust federal investment, the semiconductor supply chain in the U.S. faces an uphill battle to meet demand. The […]

A raw materials shortage is set to hit the EV battery supply chain in 2022

The automotive sector is on red alert amid speculation that raw material shortages will impact the EV battery supply chain in 2022. The lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles use a combination of rare earth metals like neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, and common and uncommon minerals like cobalt and lithium in great quantities. Bloomberg blew the whistle in […]