source: Electronics Sourcing article By James Carbone. Electronics distributors are optimistic that European component sales in 2018 will continue to post strong growth after revenue rose at double-digit rates in 2017.
source: EBN news Mary E. Shacklett, Transworld Data 1/4/2018 In August 2017, Wally Johnson, vice president of finance at Firstronic, a contract manufacturer that produces electronic modules for automakers and tier one suppliers, wrote about the storm brewing in the automotive electronics supply chain.
source: digitimes news Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES Wednesday 3 January 2018 Increasingly tight supply of passive components is expected to be seen throughout January, as many customers have asked suppliers to make advance shipments in the month lest the Lunar New Year holidays, which fall in mid-February in 2018, and the ensuing labor […]
source: All Africa news The project will start in the near future after officials of Ministry of Minerals endorse it. The ministry officials as well as AB Minerals and Destiny Minerals and Agriculture Consultant (DMAC) representatives met here recently to discuss the project.
source: Nikkei Asian Review news Growing capacitor use in smartphones spurs demand. OSAKA — Murata Manufacturing will open another plant in Japan to produce ceramic material used in capacitors, as demand rises for the increasingly vital smartphone component.
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.
Source: Paumanok news according to Denis Zogbi Linked In news, Ruthenium price jumps again in response to resistor demand.
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: Investor intel news 2017 hosted two major lithium milestones: the spot price rose to its highest ever levels, and the rate of growth was greater than in any other year; the race really is on to bring product to market in time for peak pricing. There are, of course, a number of lithium projects […]
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 […]