Allocation 2017: What’s Behind the Component Shortage

source: EPS news Component shortages are not just about increased demand. Any number of factors – production capacity, supply chain disruptions, obsolescence and technology migration – can contribute to product scarcity. For 2017 and 2018, supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be added to the causation list.

Low k-material toughens up

Source: Nanotechweb.org news Low dielectric constant (or low-k) materials are promising for faster, smaller and higher performance electronics devices. However, most low-k materials available today are very porous, which makes them mechanically weak and unstable at high temperature. A team of researchers in the US and Korea has now made a 3D nano-architectured dielectric material […]