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Is that chip inventory correction corrected yet? (Nope.)
More than two years ago, semiconductor industry pundits warned of an impending chip inventory correction. Turns out, they were right.
Forging Independence In Electronics Distribution
The electronic components industry has made some big changes in the past several decades — especially in terms of the distribution landscape.
Purchasers face challenges balancing disparate semiconductor inventories
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
Will the Chip Shortage End in 2023?
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.
Memory Industry to Hit Muddy Waters 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.
Will the Supply Chain ‘Normalize’ 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.
3 Supply Chain Initiatives Top the 2023 -To-Do- List
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.
The Road Ahead
If there’s one thing that supply chain professionals can count on, it’s uncertainty and disruption.
Infrastructure Buildout is Crucial to Next Gen Tech Renaissance
The necessary buildout must coincide with an investment into producing and sourcing key raw materials and bolstering a limited supply chain workforce.
Electronics OEMs Need to Revise Their Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies
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.
Rand Technology Announces Senior Leadership Team Promotions and Expanded Job Responsibilities
Company’s expertise aligned to meet changing global supply chain needs amid continued growth in industry verticals
How using analytics and AI can help companies manage the semiconductor supply chain
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.
Does the CHIPS Act end the chip shortage any time soon? No, actually
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.
Chip lead times of 52 weeks expected to last a few years, Rand expert says
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.
Export rule clobbers Nvidia, AMD stock in US-China tension
Accelerator chips from Nvidia and AMD are subject to export rules because the US government worries they could be diverted to a military end use in Russia or China. The rules caused share declines for both companies.
Automotive supply chains under pressure – are shortages easing?
Interview with Jennifer Strawn, VP Sales and Sourcing. Companies need to raise their game in supply chain management and risk mitigation.
Unfortunately, the global chip shortage will continue
Although the specter of a recession looms, industry experts don’t believe widespread relief is in sight until 2023
Independent Distributors Define Their Role in the New Normal
After a handful of years marked with component shortages, expanding lead times, pandemic-related supply chain disruption and most recently a ground war, “business as usual” is a relative term. The electronics industry has been especially turbulent, but supply chain businesses see both challenge and opportunity.