Tag Archives: semiconductors

Understanding how semiconductor design engineers think

Design engineers need to know they are picking the best components for their design. But, it turns out their biggest fear is not knowing whether the component parts they choose will be reliably available for the entire life of the product they are designing.
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6 PCB Design mistakes to avoid designing printed circuit boards

Segments included in this process for critical design reviews, following completion of the schematic, can include review of initial components placement on the correct PCB form-factor board envelope. Then, after the routing is complete…
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Why I believe the outsourcing trend is reversing

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Three events occurred in the last four years changing technology development and manufacturing that, combined, created an environment where new nations are emerging as potential providers of outsource services, former manufacturing nations like the US are being flocked back to, and current providers of outsource services are outsourcing themselves.
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Spring report: Electronics supply chain optimistic for second half of 2011 though fear, uncertainty, doubt regarding Japan is evident

Electronics supply chain key decision makers share current insight and perspectives on future inventories; pricing, hiring and employment, and business outlook across various technology sectors.
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End of an era as Japanese earthquake forever changes face of semiconductor chip manufacturing industry

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The world can no longer rely on single source semiconductor manufacturing. Protecting semiconductor manufacturing capabilities should be likened to oil-producing countries protecting their natural resources.
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VIDEO – Defining disaster in Japan: Impact on Japanese and global electronics industry supply chains

Japan represents 10% to 15% of global electronics demand but 16% to 30% of electronics component supply. OEMs with meaningful cash positions are trying to pull in orders, buying up available component supplies. Taiwan printed circuit board companies like Kinsus and Unimicron could see bigger negative impacts.
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Semiconductor shortages pave road for China

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Turns out we could be in for a long shortage in the semiconductor sector. Some analysts and investment bankers say one thing, semiconductor manufacturers and other analysts say another thing. Who is right? And, what has China got to do with this?
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Mark Larson talks Digi-Key, semiconductors, electronics components, distribution

Larson says performance marketing is rapidly replacing relationship marketing. EMS providers and OEMs recognize committed inventory heavily buffered by uncommitted inventory. Semiconductor chips will continue to address increasingly specific needs of customers. Market forces putting severe competitive pressures on local distributors forcing re-analysis of business models.

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Semiconductors, printed circuit boards, computers raise Malaysian manufacturing

First three months of year shows 24% growth in sales value of manufacturing sector. Average sales value per employee in March was 26% higher vs. same month last year. Total number of employees engaged in manufacturing sector in March 2010 rose 1.1%.


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Electronics distribution executives reveal supply chain insight

Improving product mix slows average selling price (ASP) erosion. Distributors and suppliers may be gaining pricing power. Systems distribution industry should grow faster in 2010 than historical 4% to 6% growth rate. Electronics components distributor Avnet experiencing customers offering to pay for better allocation.
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