source: appleinsider news By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, November 16, 2017, A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.
source: EDN news Robert Cox -November 15, 2017. From fitness trackers and smart watches to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) headgear, wearable devices now permeate the everyday lives of consumers worldwide. People have come to rely on wearables to monitor their health and well-being, keep them connected to the outside world, and provide endless opportunities […]
source: elektor magazine news Totally forgotten it seems by the programming generation, the humble resistor is a basic building block in almost any electronic product rather than a “strategic design differentiator”. Today, all of a sudden, the resistor is proving hard to source, and that’s bad news for electronics OEMs — as well as the […]
source: EBN news Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Nippon Chemi-Con, a leading electrolytic capacitor manufacturer, citing a long-running conspiracy to fix, increase, maintain, and stabilize prices for those products sold in the United States and elsewhere.
source: TTI Market Eye news 11/07/2017 // Dennis M. Zogbi. This MarketEYE article describes the structure of the defense and aerospace electronics sector as an end-use market segment for electronic components such as capacitors, resistors and inductors. The market has been stagnant from 2012 to 2014 due to government imposed sequestering in the United States, […]
source: EBN online news Due to the boom of the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT), a heavy usage of consumer electronics, and the move towards more complex safety and infotainment systems in automobiles, demand for resistors is on the rise. Automotive, mobile device, and factory automation applications are all fueling demands. Because of this, manufacturers […]
source: EPS news There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges.
updated Oct 23 Source: Nasdaq news, The register news Nippon Chemi-Con indicted over price-fixing -U.S. Justice Dept WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A federal grand jury indicted Japan’sNippon Chemi-Con Corp for its role in a wide-ranging and long-running conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere, the […]
source: TTI Market Eye article As Baby Boomers make way for Millennials in the high-tech workforce, a new generation gap is yawning. The population reared in the digital age is engaging with colleagues whose golden rule is face-to-face communication. The current electronics market will test the skills of both generations.
source: D.Zogbi for TTI Market Eye article A current detailed analysis of the thick film chip resistor supply chain from raw material ores, engineered materials, substrates and pastes, unit production, distribution and consumption in each key product market reveals a market in turmoil entering the fourth quarter of CY 2017.