Woodstock Wire: Industry News

September 24, 2022

1990s: The graduate student who helped the electronics industry face a global crisis

Aspencore -- EETimes - In 1974, three scientists published a paper that would rock the U.S. and global electronics industry 15 years later.

The paper laid out the chemical life cycle of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a family of compounds that had proven hugely useful...

September 24, 2022 03:17 AM

September 23, 2022

1972: The Year Everything Changed

Aspencore -- EETimes - "The Godfather" was playing in theaters everywhere, and "American Pie" was riding the FM airwaves. China was completely isolated from the West, and no one could imagine carrying a phone in their pocket.

It was 1972, the year everything changed.


September 23, 2022 05:39 AM

July 03, 2022

Manufacturing Pace Eases in June as Orders Weaken

Aspencore -- EPS News - A gauge of U.S. manufacturing activity in June fell to its lowest level in two years as orders contracted, curbed by lingering supply and labor constraints and some softening in demand. An electronics industry measure of component sales also...

July 03, 2022 12:05 AM

June 06, 2022

Manufacturing Activity Bounces Back in May

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May as underlying demand for goods remained strong and supply and pricing pressures eased. Labor remained constrained, however, hindering further expansion in production.

The Institute for Supply Management's...

June 06, 2022 12:03 AM

June 01, 2022

The Electronic Components Outlook: Indicators to Watch in 2H 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Despite record demand and a high degree of uncertainty, these economic indicators show a positive trajectory for the electronic components industry and for electronics manufacturing in the months ahead.

June 01, 2022 10:50 PM

May 28, 2022

IPC Forms European Subsidiary

Aspencore -- EPS News - To better support our European members' interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe GmbH. The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4, 2022. The new entity's main office is located in central...

May 28, 2022 10:10 PM

A Return to Normal After Lockdown Disruptions | Weekly News Roundup for May 27, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - After lockdowns in China, cargo rates are falling and production at a major automaker has been affected; the Biden administration announces plans to compete with China for key minerals - and more news impacting electronics and manufacturing.

May 28, 2022 06:21 PM

May 25, 2022

Tech Manufacturing to Expand Through Year-End

Aspencore -- EPS News - High-tech manufacturing is expected to grow for the remainder of the year despite continued inflation and geopolitical unrest. Overall, U.S. manufacturing businesses forecast revenue growth of 9.2 percent for 2022, slightly higher than projections...

May 25, 2022 07:44 PM

May 17, 2022

Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency -- Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Note: Apple notes they are aware of a report that states CVE-2022-22675 may have been actively exploited. CVE-2022-22675 affects watchOS, tvOS, and macOS Big Sur.

May 17, 2022 10:27 PM

May 10, 2022

Auto Suppliers Redesign Electronics to Bypass Parts Shortages

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Facing continuing supply chain challenges and shortages of chips and other parts, both the suppliers of electronic components and the automakers that use those components have been redesigning products to work around the missing parts.


May 10, 2022 02:57 AM

May 09, 2022

European Components Market Continues To Surge - DMASS

Distribution -- Disti Blog - On the back of a strong 2021, a huge order book and ongoing shortages in key components, European components distribution again reported significant growth in its first calendar year quarter.

According to DMASS, semiconductor sales, as reported...

May 09, 2022 05:30 PM

April 08, 2022

Managing Choke Points: Eastern European Conflict's Impacts on the Electronic Components Ecosystem

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Volatile world events have the potential to disrupt major electronic components markets as tensions rise in eastern Europe and elsewhere. This in-depth report shows what manufacturers and consumers can expect of passives and other component...

April 08, 2022 12:00 AM

April 02, 2022

U.S. Earmarks $2.7 Billion for Ports and Infrastructure | Weekly News Roundup for April 1, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The U.S. government sets aside funds for port and waterway improvements; Shanghai locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; passenger freight demand is here to stay, for now - and more headlines impacting electronics and manufacturing.

April 02, 2022 03:10 AM

March 18, 2022

Powerful Earthquake in Japan Leaves Widespread Damage | Weekly News Roundup for March 18, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Authorities assess damage from Wednesday's earthquake in Japan; growth forecasts show positive outlooks for industrial IoT and power semiconductors; the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in China - and more news impacting electronics and manufacturing.

March 18, 2022 09:59 PM

March 09, 2022

How Sanctions on Russia Will Hurt-and Help-the World's Economies

Media -- Time - Business - Barring a near-miracle, sooner or later, sanctions will cripple Russia's economy. To most economists, that seems like an open and shut case.

What's more nuanced, however, is how those same bans on trading with Russia will send ripples...

March 09, 2022 01:33 AM

March 07, 2022

5 technologies you didn't know came from Ukraine

Tech -- Digital Trends - From hard drives to helicopters, Ukrainians have helped reshape the world of modern technology more than most people realize. These are their greatest hits.

March 07, 2022 05:30 AM

IT product brands and distributors clearing inventory in Russia

Media -- DIGITIMES - IT product brands and their channel distributors have been keen on cashing out in Russia or relocating their inventory to other offices in Europe or in China in response to the sanctions against the country over its invasion of Ukraine, according...

March 07, 2022 04:26 AM

Current sensors and Industry 4.0: What do engineers need to know

Aspencore -- EDN - A lot of the current buzz in electronic systems development is about "smart" products, and the ability to oversee the performance and functionality of these solutions. Between competition and consumer expectations, a product on the market today...

March 07, 2022 02:37 AM

February 27, 2022

Girls Need More Moms as STEM Role Models

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Men dominate computer science and a lot of other tech fields-which can discourage girls, as they do not see a lot of female role models. Here is some advice that I hope will inspire anybody.DREAM BIG Dreaming inspires the heart, motivating...

February 27, 2022 06:02 AM

Sanctions, Supply Concerns Follow Invasion of Ukraine | Weekly News Roundup for February 25, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: the invasion of Ukraine results in renewed supply-chain uncertainty; the Biden administration announces funds to help ports become more agile.

February 27, 2022 05:07 AM

February 21, 2022

Companies Are Making Serious Money With AI

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - With the start of each year come predictions, plans, and surveys from consulting firms. When it comes to artificial intelligence, multiple recent surveys indicate that companies aren't just planning on spending serious money...

February 21, 2022 04:03 AM

February 14, 2022

50 and Green: EE Times and the IC Industry

Aspencore -- EETimes - EE Times is turning 50 in 2022. We published our first issue only a few months after Intel ushered in the modern computing era with the introduction of the first microprocessor in November of 1971. This newspaper provided front-line reporting...

February 14, 2022 03:34 AM

Toshiba To Separate Into Two Companies

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Japanese tech giant Toshiba Corporation is splitting into two standalone companies, both of which will be publicly traded. The corporation's separate entities will now consist of- Toshiba/ Infrastructure Service Co., comprising Toshiba's...

February 14, 2022 01:52 AM

February 10, 2022

Pandemic, Component Shortages Take Toll on Global Distributors

Aspencore -- EPS News - Perhaps the best thing that could be said about 2021 is that it's over. The pandemic has plunged the electronics industry into a two-year supply-chain disaster with ongoing component shortages well into 2022. In fact, nearly one-third of the...

February 10, 2022 06:23 AM

The 59th Design Automation Conference Opens Call for Nominations for the Prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Award

Business Wire -- The 59th Design Automation Conference Opens Call for Nominations for the Prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Award

February 10, 2022 05:42 AM

New Supplyframe Commodity IQ Intelligence Points to Severe Supply Constraints, Price Escalations, and Lead Time Extensions Through 2022 and Into 2023

Business Wire -- The latest data from Supplyframe points to seemingly insatiable demand for electronic components and semiconductors for 2022. Global manufacturers can expect severe supply constraints and cost inflation pressure for many component categories into 2023,...

February 10, 2022 04:34 AM

February 06, 2022

U.S. PMI Slips for Third Straight Month

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity, while still expanding, eased for the third straight month in January as the omicron variant reduced factory staffing levels and supplies remain constrained.

The Institute for Supply Management's factory index, the...

February 06, 2022 10:43 PM

Looking for an Innovative Device? Start with Electronic Products' 2021 Award Winners

Aspencore -- EETimes - Over the past 46 years, Electronic Products' (EP) editors have annually reviewed hundreds of new products, ranking the most innovative by category. The 2021 winners cover ten component categories that deliver the most outstanding advances....

February 06, 2022 10:42 PM

Tech Companies Thrive Despite Shortages

Aspencore -- EPS News - Tech giants Apple, Samsung and Intel reported record revenues this past week. Other companies, such as Lam Research, weren't so fortunate, reporting lower-than-expected numbers and dwindling sales. But if there's one thing these companies can...

February 06, 2022 10:42 PM

February 05, 2022

Labor Shortages Biggest Threat to Recovery in Automotive | Weekly News Roundup for February 4, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: proposed U.S. legislation would support semiconductor manufacturing; another milestone for electric aircraft; manufacturing growth slowed in January - and other headlines from electronics manufacturing and the electronics supply...

February 05, 2022 10:38 PM

February 04, 2022

How Will Autonomous Technology Reshape the Electric Vehicle Landscape?

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Beyond simple efficiency, there are a host of safety and other factors that make autonomous vehicle technology attractive to electric vehicle manufacturers. Adam Kimmel details how these factors can propel both EV and AV technology development...

February 04, 2022 03:41 AM

February 01, 2022

Component Sales: Welcome Signs of Seasonality

Aspencore -- EPS News - Although seasonality became almost meaningless during the Covid pandemic, component sales forecasts hint at a return to "normal" demand patterns, according to the ECIA.

Amidst an ongoing component shortage, overall component sales sentiment...

February 01, 2022 04:38 AM

Tech Giants Allude to Continued Supply Chain Disruptions

Aspencore -- EETimes - Tech giants Apple, Samsung and Intel reported record revenues this past week. Other companies, such as Lam Research, weren't so fortunate, reporting lower-than-expected numbers and dwindling sales. But if there's one thing these companies can...

February 01, 2022 04:05 AM

6 Million Units of Electric Cars Likely To Be Shipped In 2022: Gartner

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Greater China and Western Europe are expected to lead in EV shipments in 2022 2022 is expected to see around 6 million units of electric four-wheelers being shipped globally, in contrast to the 4 million unit shipments in 2021, as per...

February 01, 2022 03:29 AM

January 30, 2022

Supply Chain Disruption at Historic Highs

Aspencore -- EPS News - From raw materials to finished goods, the Covid pandemic has wreaked havoc on global electronics supply chains. For two years and counting, it has brought into sharp focus the limitations of finely tuned, highly efficient just-in-time sourcing...

January 30, 2022 02:50 AM

The Apollo 1 Fire: Remembering and Learning the Hard Lessons

Aspencore -- EETimes - The first chapter of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, gives readers a thrilling perspective into one of NASA's most tragic days.

In their bestselling book, Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger recount in painstaking...

January 30, 2022 02:47 AM

January 16, 2022

FBI warns that hackers are sending malicious USB thumb drives via mail

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that hackers are sending malicious USB thumb drives via mail to companies hoping that recipients will use them and hence infect their networks. The malware by mail campaign is being linked...

January 16, 2022 11:57 PM

2022 Top Automotive Business Trends

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - The year of 2022 promises to be a bustling period for the automotive industry. The sector has long embarked on a full-on transformation that promises to leave no stone unturned and this year will see a continuation of this disruptive...

January 16, 2022 08:37 AM

January 15, 2022

Managing in Uncertain Times: Insights for the Electronics Industry in 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Despite the challenges of the past two years, the electronic components and electronics manufacturing industries have seen hard-working people take the initiative and solve problems. Here are some of the leadership lessons we can learn...

January 15, 2022 09:45 PM

January 10, 2022

The Roots of Silicon Valley, Part 2: Planar Technology, The Fairchildren

Aspencore -- EETimes - In part 1 of this three-part series, we considered the birth of the transistor, how William Shockley Jr. ended up in Silicon Valley, the origins of Fairchild Semiconductor, how the pioneering startup was funded and what eventually happened to...

January 10, 2022 05:58 AM

The Roots of Silicon Valley, Part 1: Founders, Legend, Legacy

Aspencore -- EETimes - EE Times 50th Anniversary Special: This three-part series by Malcolm Penn looks at the 74-year history of Silicon Valley, how it came to be, how it found itself in California and the legacy of William Shockley, Fairchild, and the "Fairchildren"...

January 10, 2022 05:36 AM

GM Outlines Its EV Strategy at CES

Aspencore -- EETimes - General Motors' virtual CES 2022 keynote outlined the company's vision for advancements in EV technology, highlighting innovations to its Ultium EV platform and introducing a new EV lineup. The car maker also unveiled partnerships with FedEx...

January 10, 2022 05:35 AM

U.S. Manufacturing Cools While Price Pressures Ease

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S manufacturing activity in December fell to its lowest level in 12 months, obscuring the underlying strength of solid and ongoing demand. The Institute for Supply Management's PMI registered 58.7 percent, a decrease of 2.4 percent from November's...

January 10, 2022 05:21 AM

Manufacturing, Economic Growth Close Out 2021 | Weekly News Roundup for January 7, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: continued positive economic growth signs in December; significant growth ahead for IoT spending in Asia-Pacific markets; coronavirus impacts on air freight - and other news from the realm of electronics and manufacturing.

January 10, 2022 03:48 AM

January 01, 2022

Connectors vs. Semiconductors: Strong Sales Figures in Early Q4

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - While concern over the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues, a look at recent semiconductor and connector sales figures offers a positive market outlook for 2022.

January 01, 2022 05:29 AM

December 30, 2021

Two anonymous gift boxes

Woodstock Wire -- This holiday season I received two very nice gift boxes.

Neither of them were signed, and both were sent to the address associated to the newsletter..

They were both greatly appreciated.. Thank you very much..


December 30, 2021 10:08 PM

How Industry & Science Collaborated for Operation Warp Speed

Aspencore -- EPS News - An unprecedented level of collaboration was at the core of Operation Warp Speed's success in developing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines. The pandemic brought the academic and industrial scientific communities together as nothing has before....

December 30, 2021 04:43 AM

December 28, 2021

The Value of In-Person Trade Shows

Aspencore -- EETimes - Early in my career, trade shows were where I went to make discoveries of new technologies or to learn how people solved the problems that I had. For example, if I wanted to build my own printed circuit board manufacturing capability, I would...

December 28, 2021 08:04 PM

Electronic Component Industry Evolution - 100 Years of the Authorized Channel

ECIA -- Many companies in the electronics industry are celebrating milestone anniversaries. With a nod to the industry’s start on Radio Row, it is the perfect time to celebrate 100 years of the Distribution Channel and its impact on the tech industry and society.

December 28, 2021 06:45 PM

December 26, 2021

Despite Withdrawals, CES Organizers Push on With 2022 Show

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Major corporations and influential speakers have started pulling out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas between January 5-8 next year as a mix of in-person and online attendance, with...

December 26, 2021 04:30 AM