The Key to Easing Future Shortages Lies at Home

U.S. domestic production of semiconductors is at an all-time low. In the 1990s, the U.S. share of manufacturing capacity was once 37%. Now, it is a small 12%. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has been aware of this gap and is commending actions made by the Biden Administration to rectify it. The lack of U.S.  […]

In Our Constantly Evolving World, How Do You Gain an Advantage?

Let’s start with this simple fact, the world is changing. If one were to compare early 2019 to early 2022, despite the short three-year time span, the differences are exceedingly numerous. Yes, Covid-19 has severely impacted the majority of our lifestyles from social to professional. It has been so momentous that the global supply chain  […]

What Does a Collaborative Advantage Mean?

Partnering with a company is very much like a courtship. You meet, discover commonalities, determine compatibility, mutual interests, and finally, form a partnership. Knowing that a potential partner shares the same values and principles is pivotal to your company’s growth and success. You want to work together to bring out the best in each other.  […]

Beyond the Chip: Supply Chain Solutions

While the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues continues to dominate the news these days, one thing you probably haven’t heard about much is – what happens when you do get your hands on that much-desired electronic part? For some distributors, it’s more than just a short-term “win.” It’s about delivering a complete, end-to-end  […]

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

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  […]

Supplier Diversity, Defined

You’ve probably heard the term, “supplier diversity” in your line of business. But what exactly does the term mean? The concept of supplier diversity originally began in 1953 with the establishment of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure that small businesses were given fair and equal opportunities to bid on and win federal  […]

3 Ways to Build a Resilient Supply Chain During the Shortage

‘Out of Stock’ until 2022 and…beyond? That’s right! It is predicted that the current supply chain crisis of semiconductors will last at least three years. And it is about to get worse—last month’s COVID-19 outbreaks in Asia are predicted to create further delays in the global supply chain and exacerbate the global semiconductor shortage. Who  […]

What Does Suspect Counterfeit Mean?

You’ve just acquired an electronic chip. At first glance, it looks like the real deal. But to the properly trained eye, there is something off with the product. The fonts are different, the surface looks like it was coated with polymer, and the wiring is inconsistent. Chances are you’ve acquired a suspect counterfeit part. What  […]

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