Woodstock Wire: Industry News

February 22, 2024

U.S. Wholesale Inflation Accelerated in January

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The index is just the latest sign that prices picked up last month.

February 22, 2024 07:35 AM

February 19, 2024

Generative AI: 5 Risks For Distributors

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - No business wants to be on the trailing edge of a technological revolution - but distributors must be wary of unintended consequences.

February 19, 2024 03:42 AM

January 17, 2024

Electronics Spare Parts & Repair Markets are Booming

Aspencore -- EPS News - Unlike milk and bread, there's no expiration date advertised for our electronics. That doesn't mean they don't have them. Some components, especially batteries, lose performance over time, and internet-connected devices remain tied to their...

January 17, 2024 02:37 AM

January 15, 2024

AI everywhere in 2024: unveiling trends, transformations, and emerging ecosystems

Media -- DIGITIMES - On January 4, 2024, the Consumer Technology Association, organizer of CES, released a press release titled "What Not to Miss at CES 2024", and AI was at the top of the list. A stark contrast to the 2023 pre-event press release, which focused...

January 15, 2024 02:24 AM

January 13, 2024

Entries now open for the Electronics Industry Awards 2024

Media -- Components in Electronics - Start as you mean to go on: enter The Electronics Industry Awards to be in with a chance of making 2024 your year of recognition and reward

Looking to stave off the January blues? Then why not submit an inventive product or...

January 13, 2024 08:47 AM

Electronics Industry Sentiment Slips in Final Month of 2023

Media -- eBOM - IPC Releases December 2023 Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report

Electronics industry sentiment took a dip in December with New Order, Shipment, and Backlog Indices falling, with only Capacity Utilization Index holding steady....

January 13, 2024 08:45 AM

January 11, 2024

Global Economy to Slow for Third Straight Year, World Bank Predicts

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - High interest rates, persistent inflation, slumping trade and a diminished China will plague growth.

January 11, 2024 12:19 AM

January 08, 2024

Don Lancaster: The Electronics Industry Lost Another Pioneer Last Year

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - The industry lost yet another pioneer last year, and his passing seems to have been largely unheralded. Don Lancaster was a prolific writer whose books and articles going back to the 1960s taught generations of electronics...

January 08, 2024 07:25 AM

Following the automotive supply chain, IC distributors venture into ASEAN and Mexico

Media -- DIGITIMES - As regulators in the semiconductor supply chain, IC distributors have observed the upstream and downstream outlooks for 2024. They pointed out that there are uncertainties in the degree of recovery in the global market economy. Despite that,...

January 08, 2024 04:24 AM

How to Embrace Disruptive Tech and Not Derail Your Business

Aspencore -- EETimes - Is there a tried-and-true formula for balancing the need to constantly innovate with the demand to sustain business growth? That question and many more came up while developing Molex's recent report:

January 08, 2024 02:33 AM

December 31, 2023

2024 Will Be an Exciting Year in Tech

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Buckle up! This is going to be a rollercoaster of a year in technology.

Seventy-eight countries are holding major elections this year, and they're doing so in an environment where fake images have grown more realistic and more prevalent....

December 31, 2023 06:35 AM

December 22, 2023

Taiwan's electronics export orders rebounded in November, ending 12 consecutive months of annualized decline

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's export orders for electronics products surged by 3.5% year-on-year to reach $17.8 billion in November, driven by increased orders received by IC design houses and chip channel distributors. This marked a positive turn after 12 consecutive...

December 22, 2023 03:30 AM

December 17, 2023

TTI Executive Report: 2024 Industry Outlook

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Find out what's in store for 2024 regarding OEM market segment growth and component availability. Senior VPs Lew LaFornara and Jeff Ray address these topics in our TTI Executive Report.

December 17, 2023 10:04 PM

December 14, 2023

Supplyframe and Jabil Partner to Revolutionize Electronics Industry

Business Wire -- Supplyframe, a leader in decision intelligence solutions, and Jabil, a global leader in design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions, have announced a collaboration to transform the electronics industry, leveraging artificial intelligence and automation...

December 14, 2023 07:17 AM

December 13, 2023

The Omnichannel Must-Haves Every Distributor Needs

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - What do buyers want?

December 13, 2023 04:01 AM

December 03, 2023

New Supplyframe Intelligence Reveals Electronics Supply Chain is in the Goldilocks Zone

Business Wire -- New market intelligence from Supplyframe Commodity IQ indicates that the electronics supply chain has entered the Goldilocks Zone for buyers. That means the climate is neither too hot nor too cold but largely habitable. Yet despite the moderation and,...

December 03, 2023 11:01 PM

IC distributors find their niche as US targets China's AI chip industry

Media -- DIGITIMES - US export restrictions aimed at curbing China's development in advanced semiconductors have hit the field of AI. With huge untapped potential in the AI market, distributors in the Asia Pacific region can target the mid-to-low range for the...

December 03, 2023 07:34 AM

December 02, 2023

Amazon Launches AI-Powered Business Chatbot

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The company said "Q" can synthesize content, streamline communications and help employees with tasks.

December 02, 2023 11:40 PM

November 30, 2023

Electronics Innovation in 2024: Transforming the IoT with Technology Advancements

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The electronics industry is at the center of the IoT and AI is accelerating innovation from autonomous vehicles to robotic manufacturing and advanced healthcare technology. Learn how electronics innovation is vital to maintaining the high...

November 30, 2023 09:50 PM

November 25, 2023

From Boom to Glut: Managing Excess Electronics

Aspencore -- EPS News - Headlines about the electronics supply chain have a different ring to them now. What used to be pervasive discourse about shortages and disruptions is now about excess inventory and burn-off. Manufacturers and suppliers of electronics painfully...

November 25, 2023 11:33 PM

Evertiq grants scholarship to support future talents

Media -- Evertiq - The electronics industry is currently facing a skill shortage and the future of the industry depends on future engineers, thus it depends on the education of students. For that very reason, Evertiq is launching a scholarship - to be handed out...

November 25, 2023 10:17 PM

November 07, 2023

What's Ahead for Electronics in 2024

Aspencore -- EPS News - As we near the end of the year, it's only natural to wonder what 2024 will bring to the electronics industry in terms of opportunities and challenges. No one has a crystal ball, but I've got some educated guesses about what's going to happen...

November 07, 2023 06:21 AM

November 03, 2023

Wired for Success: Women in Electronics

Aspencore -- EETimes - -Part of an ongoing EE Times series: Diversity & Belonging in EE.

Now is the time for the electronics industry, which suffers from a debilitating talent shortage, to

November 03, 2023 03:37 AM

November 01, 2023

Texas Instruments forecast signals that slump is persisting

Media -- DIGITIMES - Texas Instruments Inc. gave a disappointing revenue forecast for the current period, indicating that demand remains sluggish for a broad range of electronic components, including industrial equipment.

November 01, 2023 03:01 AM

October 22, 2023

The Polish electronics industry is anything but static

Media -- Evertiq - There's been a lot of movement within the Polish electronics industry during the year. Evertiq has listed some of the bigger events that have taken place in the country during 2023.

October 22, 2023 11:32 PM

October 12, 2023

AI in the electronics supply chain: a done deal?

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Experts believe artificial intelligence will play a catalyst role in the evolution of the electronics supply chain. Adoption may be slow at first, though, but surprisingly, components distributors are already leading the charge...

October 12, 2023 04:30 AM

America faces significant tech worker shortage

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - SIA/Oxford Economics study estimates semiconductor industry risks 67,000 technician, computer scientist and engineering jobs going unfilled by 2030

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with Oxford Economics,...

October 12, 2023 02:54 AM

October 08, 2023

Exploring Innovation in the Electronics Industry

Media -- ELE Times - The electronics industry has long been a beacon of innovation, driving progress in various sectors and reshaping the way we live and work. From the invention of the transistor to the development of smart TVs, this industry has consistently...

October 08, 2023 04:49 AM

October 02, 2023

Supplyframe Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Value to Electronics Supply Chain

Business Wire -- Supplyframe is celebrating 20 years of delivering forward-thinking solutions for the entire electronics value chain. Over the past two decades, Supplyframe has evolved amid a world of change and delivered innovative solutions for leaders in engineering,...

October 02, 2023 06:46 PM

September 27, 2023

5 technologies that will transform the digital future of enterprises

Tech -- FutureIoT - Nick Jones

Nick Jones, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner said, "All five of these technologies are potentially transformational and should be investigated now due to their wide scope and ability to enable new business models or significant...

September 27, 2023 05:10 AM

September 19, 2023

Women in Electronics - Livestream Registration

Women in Electronics -- Register for Leading Leaders with Lynn Torrel

Presenter: Lynn Torrel

Time: Sept. 20, 2023, 8:30 AM PDT

Register for Coding Diversity into Technology with Michael Knight

Presenter: Michael Knight

Time: Sept. 21, 2023, 8:30 AM PDT

September 19, 2023 03:25 AM

How Smart Sensors Are Revolutionizing Communication Applications

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Sensors have always played a vital role in communication applications by collecting information from various sources. By integrating microprocessors with the sensor to create smart sensors, the collection and transmission of real-time...

September 19, 2023 12:48 AM

September 14, 2023

Amazon Launches Supply Chain Services

Aspencore -- EPS News - During Accelerate, Amazon's annual seller conference, the company announced Supply Chain by Amazon, an end-to-end, fully automated set of supply chain services that will provide sellers with a complete solution to quickly and reliably move...

September 14, 2023 12:19 AM

September 11, 2023

Electronics industry supply chains look healthy

Media -- Evertiq - PC's August 2023 Global Sentiment of the Electronics Supply Chain Report shows that though cost pressures continue to impact the electronics industry, product demand and inventories remain positive, leading to a healthy supply chain.

September 11, 2023 12:48 AM

September 03, 2023

7 Ways Authorized Distribution Helps OEMs

Aspencore -- EPS News - A wide array of products now include electronic technology, so original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are scrambling to understand how to navigate the supply chain landscape of buying high-quality components. Then a disruption threatens...

September 03, 2023 08:14 PM

August 08, 2023

Electronic Component Sales Trends Improve in July

Aspencore -- EPS News - Electronic component sales trends, similar to the U.S. manufacturing index, saw improvement in July. Although both indexes are still in contraction territory, the ECIA's sales trend index (ECST) rose by 6.7 points in July to reach a level of...

August 08, 2023 02:38 AM

May 21, 2023

Comparing Tech Used for Apollo, Artemis NASA Missions

Aspencore -- EETimes - The men who designed and crafted the first practical integrated circuit (IC), the type used in the computers to guide the Apollo spacecraft that made the first U.S. moon landing, were also the unintentional fathers of Silicon Valley.


May 21, 2023 06:54 AM

European Components Distribution DMASS Report Q1 2023 Availability Improvement

Media -- Passive Components News - European components distribution ended the first quarter of 2023 with surprisingly strong sales numbers for Semiconductors and Interconnect components while commercial passive components decreased. Semiconductors in Q1 grew by...

May 21, 2023 05:47 AM

May 16, 2023

Morris Tanenbaum, Inventor of the Silicon Microchip, Dies at 94

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Morris TanenbaumSilicon microchip inventor Fellow, 94; died 26 FebruaryTanenbaum's research in the mid-1950s proved that silicon was a better semiconductor material for transistors than germanium, which was commonly used at the time. His...

May 16, 2023 05:46 AM

May 14, 2023

Distributors thirst and prep for demand-creation snapback

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Component distribution is their bread-and-butter business but high-value demand-creation is what distributors thirst for as electronics industry seeks a return to normality.

After a lull in demand-creation activities during the...

May 14, 2023 10:45 PM

Manufacturers Scale Back Growth Expectations

Aspencore -- EPS News - Expectations for U.S. manufacturing growth have diminished since the Institute for Supply Management's year-end outlook in December. Revenue for 2023 is expected to increase, on average, by 1.7 percent. This is 3.8 percentage points lower than...

May 14, 2023 10:27 PM

May 02, 2023

U.S. Manufacturing Marks 6-Month Contraction

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. factory activity contracted for the sixth straight month in April as demand remains soft and end-customer inventories continue to build. The Institute for Supply Management's PMI improved slightly in April - by 0.8 percent - to 47.1. Any...

May 02, 2023 01:50 AM

April 26, 2023

Last chance to enter the 2023 Electronics Industry Awards

Media -- Components in Electronics - Industry professionals have until 30th April to enter an innovation, product, business or individual to win a highly prestigious Electronics Industry Award

The deadline for entries and nominations...

April 26, 2023 04:44 AM

April 25, 2023

Flexpak Acquires Utah Location

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The new branch bolsters the company's footprint in the Mountain West.

April 25, 2023 03:27 AM

April 23, 2023

Time to reignite at leadership summit

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - EDS 2023 brings manufacturers, representatives and distributers together in one place to interact with decision-makers and build new business relationships

A refreshed EDS 2023 will combine insightful programming and new ways...

April 23, 2023 03:53 AM

April 16, 2023

SEMI Europe Secures 4M to Address Skills Shortage

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Addressing the skills shortage is one of the five key objectives of the European Chips Act. Industry association SEMI Europe has reaffirmed its commitment by taking the lead of the European Chips Skills 2030 Academy, an 18-partner consortium...

April 16, 2023 06:13 AM

April 04, 2023

The Future of Warfare is Now - and It Is Electronic

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Today's battlefield has gone electronic. Read how modern armies must not only include high-tech, best-in-class equipment and available inventory but also ultra-reliable connectivity and innovative flexibility.

April 04, 2023 08:23 PM

April 02, 2023

Automotive IoT Market To Reach $566.42 Bn in a Decade

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Advancements in in-vehicle infotainment systems and increasing demand for connected cars and real-time vehicle and traffic data are the major driving forces for this market Automotive IoT, the technology which integrates the Internet...

April 02, 2023 07:37 PM

How and When the Chip Shortage Will End, in 4 Charts

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - One looming artifact of the pandemic that remains in 2023-the global chip shortage-has gratefully begun to recede. Unlike the state of things in mid 2021-when crimps in the semiconductor supply chain cropped up in big ways-supply and...

April 02, 2023 03:37 AM

March 31, 2023

How the AV Design Chain Leverages the Channel

Aspencore -- EETimes - After decades of eschewing electronics distributors as "middlemen" in the supply chain, automotive companies are finding value in the channel. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-1 suppliers have integrated distribution into their...

March 31, 2023 03:21 AM