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The supply chain for electronics has been upended for three years, but experts think AI will impose even tougher demands on companies making next-generation products.
It’s not just shortages in the semiconductor supply chain threatening AI.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become increasingly vital in our interconnected world, where technological devices enable our everyday lives.
Semiconductor distributor Rand Technology has launched its seventh worldwide facility, and this one is in Amsterdam.
Newly opened facility offers Rand’s full portfolio of electronics sourcing and solutions products and services for clients worldwide.
There is a lot of confusion about semiconductor supply availability. Is the shortage over? Are there still constraints? Certainly, the production and supply of chips has improved, but we are in a correction, and companies should not be fooled.
More than two years ago, semiconductor industry pundits warned of an impending chip inventory correction. Turns out, they were right.
The electronic components industry has made some big changes in the past several decades — especially in terms of the distribution landscape.
Rand Technology’s executive VP, global solutions and sourcing, Jennifer Strawn, looks at how to assure adequate supply chains and the integrity of manufacturing processes
A global shortage of semiconductors has had a major impact on the automotive supply chain, forcing automakers around the world to cut production over the last two years due to the lack of these crucial parts. As COVID-era regulations begin to relax, some – but not all – industry insiders speculate that the chip shortage may come to an end in 2023.
The memory industry has always gone through a predictable boom-and-bust cycle, but the pandemic and geopolitical instability has introduced new twists to the market over the course of 2022, and uncertainty will continue to play a role in 2023.
For the past three years, the supply chain has been scrambling to capture “normal.” As tempting as it is, predicting that 2023 will be the year that it happens is probably optimistic.
The past few years have necessarily put supply chain professionals into a largely reactive mode, but 2023 may offer some breathing room to do some proactive planning as well as managing complexity and change.
If there’s one thing that supply chain professionals can count on, it’s uncertainty and disruption.
The necessary buildout must coincide with an investment into producing and sourcing key raw materials and bolstering a limited supply chain workforce.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of electronics have traditionally lowered supply chain risks by keeping a tight rein on supplies of expensive components such as central processing units (CPU) and storage units such as semiconductor chips.
Company’s expertise aligned to meet changing global supply chain needs amid continued growth in industry verticals
Businesses and consumers have been grappling with supply chain issues for months, resulting in annoying shortages of all kinds of products, including all-important semiconductor chips.
Two-thirds of this revolves around quotes from Jen, who comes across as very knowledgeable. I like the positioning of the company’s expertise and also like that he included positive commentary on Rand’s take on the Chips Act. This relationship is developing very well.
Companies seeking some chips will need to wait a year to receive them on average, in a predicament expected to last for a few years, according to a Rand Technology expert.