China says US CHIPS Act is a threat to trade
August 12, 2022China has criticised the new US law aimed at encouraging domestic chip production and ultimately reducing reliance on Asian production – something that China sees as a threat to trade and also an attack on Chinese business.
Variosystems has more plans for its Mexican plant
August 05, 2022While Variosystems has been working to establish a strong supply chain in the US for the last twenty years, it has also recently expanded to Juarez, Mexico as a way to support the increasing demand for onshoring.
Are Micron and the Taiwanese semi suppliers the canaries in the coal mine?
August 02, 2022Early warning signs of a turning point in the semiconductor industry cycle becoming more evident.
US passes CHIPS Act – puts more pressure on China
August 01, 2022The disruption of the chip supply chain caused by the pandemic in the past two years, as well as geopolitical flashpoints such as Sino-US trade frictions and the Russia-Ukraine war, have led regional economies worldwide to focus more on the autonomy of local production and supply chains.
IQE files lawsuit against Tower Semiconductor
July 18, 2022IQE says it has significant evidence that Tower misappropriated IQE’s trade secrets to unlawfully obtain patents on IQE’s technology.
European semiconductor sales up 20.4 percent year-on-year
July 08, 2022European semiconductor sales in May 2022 reached US$ 3.777 billion, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported based on the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) data.
Ericsson boosts distribution center in Malaysia
June 17, 2022Swedish telecom company, Ericsson, has commissioned a new facility at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that will expand its regional distribution capacity and role of Malaysia in the company.
VIA is planning a new production site in the Philippines
June 08, 2022VIA optronics AG says that it is planning for a new production site in the Philippines as the supplier of interactive display systems and solutions is looking to expand.
Global semiconductor market expected to grow 16.3% in 2022
June 08, 2022Following a strong growth year of 26.2% in the year 2021, World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) expects another year of double-digit growth for the worldwide semiconductor market in 2022 with a forecast of USD 646 billion, up 16.3%, reports ESIA.
The continuation of the shortage situation
May 30, 20222022 has not even passed the halfway point and has already presented new – major – challenges for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. While the industry is doing all it can to alleviate current supply chain constraints – it still has to fight earthquakes, lockdowns and logistical headaches.
Ferrotec to add manufacturing capacity with new plant in Malaysia
May 20, 2022Ferrotec, a global supplier of materials, components, and precision system solutions, is establishing a new manufacturing facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, facilitated by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
Indium expands with new manufacturing facility in Malaysia
May 17, 2022US-based global materials supplier Indium Corporation, will invest MYR 250 million (USD 57 million) in an expansion that will result in a new manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia.
How to easily select the right frequency generation component
May 12, 2022Question: What is the right frequency generation component for my application?
Bell Semiconductor is suing companies left and right
May 12, 2022In late April, Bell Semiconductor, a Pennsylvania-based technology and intellectual property licensing company, filed lawsuits against Micron, Infineon, Nvidia and seven other companies alleging infringement of one of its patents.
NAND and DRAM are poised to hit new revenue records
May 09, 2022Market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement, says that despite the numerous global challenges, the memory market will grow to over USD 260 billion in 2027.
The supply chain is evolving - and companies need to keep up
May 06, 2022The past two years has delivered blow after blow to the electronics manufacturing industry. Disruptions stemming from the pandemic, logistical issues and lockdowns of complete cities. All out together we saw factories all over the world slowing down, sometimes resulting in partial or complete closures.
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Total IC unit shipments expected to climb 9% in 2022
April 14, 2022Unit growth returns to the long-term growth rate after an enormous 22% surge in 2021.
From a distributors point of view – A2 Global Electronics
April 12, 2022It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call the events of the passed two years a “perfect storm”. The ongoing consolidation among component manufacturers, coupled with trade wars and a pandemic – and all that followed – has created an environment where the ability to adapt is a must.
Continued price increases and longer lead timesLoad more news
April 11, 2022The situation in the component market continues to remain strained. Adding to the already existing issue, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is also affecting the market.