Biden Calls on Congress to Put Chip Production Front and Center

“Made in America” was an overarching theme in President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. “That means make more cars,” he clarified, “and semiconductors in America. More infrastructure and innovation in America. More goods moving faster and cheaper in America. More jobs where you can earn a good living in America.” Biden  […]

Global Shortages Are a Counterfeiter’s Paradise

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The 2020-2022 chip shortage came with a lot of eye-opening information. We learned that the global supply chain is way more vulnerable than we thought. That the demand for smarter technology is only going to increase. That the future is unpredictable and the definition of normal is always set to change. And that the electronics  […]

2021: The Year of the Electronic Component Shortage

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear 2021? The Covid-19 vaccine rollout? The Tokyo Olympics? NASA’s rover Perseverance landing on Mars? All are excellent answers. All are major events that happened over the course of 2021. This includes an ongoing event that made headlines throughout the year: the global semiconductor shortage.  […]

Chips: The Smallest Things that Make A Big Difference

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Chips. They’re in your coffee maker, smartphone, thermostat, ring camera, smoke detector, and more. If it has an electric pulse, it has a chip. The amount of chips inside each device varies, but the fact of the matter remains the same. The world runs on chips. The shortage has only amplified its importance. It’s also  […]

What is the “Gray Market” and Why is it Full of Counterfeit Chips?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. “Of all the industries affected by Covid-related supply chain issues, the electronics industry has arguably been hit hardest,” according to The change from in-office to work-from-home triggered an ever-rising demand for digital products. Consumers want faster networks, smarter home appliances, and fast shipping as e-commerce booms.  […]

A Glimpse Into the Future – How Will Lead Times Be in 3 Months?

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Chips, everyone wants them. Everyone needs them. Now that we are at the tail end of Q4 and on the last leg of our sprint toward 2022, it’s time to revisit the market. These updates come as a mixed bag. Passive components as a whole are stabilizing with only a few outliers, like oscillators and  […]

Chip Shortage: How Will It Affect the Holiday Shopping Season?

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With about a month left in 2021, it seems like only yesterday the world was celebrating the end of 2020. The holiday shopping season is in full swing once again. But this year’s traditional shopping spree will be more of a mad dash than normal. The reasons? The ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues.  […]

Diversify Your Supply Chain: A Possible Solution to the Semiconductor Shortage?

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Will diversifying your supply chain solve the issues that come with the global semiconductor shortage? Not entirely—but diversifying your supply chain can absolutely help you optimize your supply chain and even secure hard-to-find or obsolete electronic components during the semiconductor shortage. As much as we all hope the supply-demand struggle will come to a swift  […]

An Update on the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor chip shortage that has plagued supply chains beginning in 2020 and have lasted through this year is expected to linger into 2022, and possibly longer, most industry analysts agree. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused shortages across industries ranging from healthcare equipment, to trampolines, to paper, while demand for semiconductor-equipped technologies has only increased.  […]

Global Chip Shortage Spurs a Rise in Counterfeit Components

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Out of stock. Limited supply. One per customer. Phrases that have become more and more familiar in the past year as shortages span across industries today. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to shift countless supply and demand landscapes worldwide. While the global chip shortage continues to persist, the demand for chips only increases. This has set  […]

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