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The global electronic component shortage – what happened?

Arguably the biggest ongoing crisis in the tech industry is the global semiconductor shortage. You can’t go far online without seeing news about it, and many people have seen it firsthand when trying to buy a brand-new car, or a recently released games console. When did it start? The obvious factor contributing to the shortage […]

The European Chips Act and its impact on electronic component sales

Semiconductors are vital for our day-to-day life. They are in all the electronics you own but are also in your kitchen appliances, your car, your electric shower and many more. But what if we lost access to these components? The huge reliance on imported semiconductors was made abundantly clear last year. Europe’s current share of […]

Electronic component market to see continued growth by 2027

The electronic component market is set to see continued growth over the next five years, with projections estimating greater demand than ever. Several forecasts have converged with the same conclusion; demand for components is set to rocket as the world adopts more advanced technologies.  This article will explore the latest research papers and market analysis […]

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 […]

Component Prices Rise 10% to 40% – But why?

While component price rises are expected when demand outstrips supply, the scale of recent increases has come as a shock to many businesses. In its Q3 Commodity Intelligence Quarterly, CMarket intelligence platform Supplyframe reports that some electronic components have seen prices rise by as much as 40%, making it uneconomical for products to be made. […]

Automotive electronics market set to grow

With vehicles getting smarter, more connected and more autonomous, the automotive electronics market looks set to soar. Future growth in numbers Back in March, Precedence Research predicted the automotive electronics market would hit around US$ 640.56 billion by 2030. Then, in July, Global Market Insights released research predicting the automotive electronics market would hit around […]

Passive and Interconnecting Electronic Components market to display lucrative growth

The passive and interconnecting electronic components market is predicted to display lucrative growth across all regions over 2020-2025, with North America the dominant market due to the prominence of players in the country. These predictions come from The Passive and Interconnecting Electronic Components market report from Market Study Report, which you can request a sample […]

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 […]

Electronics Counterfeiters Capitalize on Component Shortages

The electronics industry is experiencing a components shortage which is bad news for everyone except counterfeiters who are seeing greater demand than ever. The total available market for counterfeit electronic components is billions of pounds, so it makes no wonder this illegal activity is seeing rapid growth. What is a counterfeit part? A counterfeit part […]