Woodstock Wire: Industry News

November 20, 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Output Highest in Over 2 Years | Weekly News Roundup for November 19, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: U.S. manufacturing sees significant growth; automakers partner to help end the semiconductor shortage; shipping costs continue to impact electronics manufacturing - and other industry headlines.

November 20, 2021 11:55 PM

November 16, 2021

The U.S. Economic Outlook and the Future of the Roaring 2020s

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Despite a difficult start and some headwinds that still remain, a range of economic factors could propel the electronics industry to greater growth as the decade progresses ...

November 16, 2021 07:41 PM

November 12, 2021

Execs Remain Optimistic That Innovation is the Way Out

Aspencore -- EETimes - The global economy is still hobbled by supply chain problems, but there is still a great deal of optimism that the electronics industry is creating the tools that will help the world dig itself out of its economic problems.

At the conclusion...

November 12, 2021 04:04 AM

November 11, 2021

German Distribution Market Climbs 25% In Q3

Distribution -- Disti Blog - The German component distribution market grew 25.2 % to 887 million Euros in the third quarter of this year. Although the summer quarter did not bring new sales records, it clearly ended with record orders says FBDi, the German components...

November 11, 2021 08:53 PM

November 10, 2021

Manufacturing Growth Comes With Potential Challenges | Weekly News Roundup for November 5, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - In this week's news: Ongoing shortages could derail recovery in U.S. electronics manufacturing; growth signals in the enterprise notebook PC market; an important Bluetooth security discovery that could affect phone manufacturers - plus...

November 10, 2021 06:55 PM

European Disti Sales Surge In Q3

Distribution -- Disti Blog - The European components distribution market is revving up for a record year. The slow start into 2021 has been completely replaced by a double-digit rally both in Semiconductors and IP&E (Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical) components.


November 10, 2021 04:52 AM

November 08, 2021

Henry Kissinger's Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI

Media -- Time - Business - At the age of 98, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence. He...

November 08, 2021 03:33 AM

Electronic Component show, date announced

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Important date for readers' diaries. In six months, the Electronic Component Show takes place on 19 May 2022 at the Kassam Stadium, home to Oxford United Football Club

The event offers Electronics Sourcing's readers an ideal opportunity...

November 08, 2021 02:35 AM

October 30, 2021

Supplyframe CIQ Suggests Chip Supply Stabilization Will Not Begin Until 1H 2023

Business Wire -- The number of commodity dimensions with red status grew again as the industry entered the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the latest Supplyframe Commodity IQ, a unique combination of analytics and analysis that offers predictive and prescriptive...

October 30, 2021 01:28 AM

October 29, 2021

Steinberger Steps Down At DMASS; Replaced By Hermann Reiter

Distribution -- Disti Blog - It is all change on the Steering Board at DMASS. Long-term chairman Georg Steinberger, of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA is stepping down after 22 years at the helm.

Members elected Hermann W. Reiter of Digi-Key to Chairman and Dietmar...

October 29, 2021 05:37 PM

October 25, 2021

A Potential Solution to China's Energy Shortage | Weekly News Roundup for October 22, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Solving China's energy shortage may require a step backward; Vietnam looks toward recovery in manufacturing; automakers invest in battery manufacturing - and more electronics headlines from this week.

October 25, 2021 01:12 AM

October 11, 2021

Electronics in Europe: Dead, Dying, or Reviving?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - 2021 has seen a severe supply crunch in electronic components, particularly silicon chips and crystals. The prolonged shortage has catapulted an industry story onto the front pages. It is one thing for electronics supply managers to be...

October 11, 2021 07:36 PM

October 10, 2021

How Long Will it Take for the Chip Shortage to Ease?

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - I have lost count of the many times I've heard pundits and semiconductor execs say that the semiconductor industry has "finally" dispensed with the cyclic nature of the business. It must have been scores of times over the past 50 years.

October 10, 2021 09:47 PM

October 04, 2021

Sales Travel Will Continue to Be a Mixed Bag in 2022

MDM - Distribution-Trends -- Salespeople will continue to hit the road when and where they can, but distributors still need to hone their remote sales tactics.

October 04, 2021 01:16 AM

September 26, 2021

Electronics Component Shortage: A Tale of Two Decades

Aspencore -- EPS News - In 2001, there was so much excess component inventory in the supply chain that more than $13 billion worth of semiconductors alone was written down or off by component makers, distributors and customers. People still wince at the memory.


September 26, 2021 03:39 AM

Counterfeit Risk Rises When Supplies Run Short

Aspencore -- EPS News - The risk of procuring counterfeit electronics rises considerably during periods of component shortages. With semiconductor supplies remaining tight through the end of 2022, the industry faces a prolonged interval of increased risk.


September 26, 2021 03:29 AM

September 25, 2021

Bloomberg: Chip lead times reached record 21 weeks

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Bloomberg, the amount of time it's taking for chip-starved companies to get orders filled stretched to 21 weeks in August, indicating the shortages that have crippled auto production and held back growth in the electronics industry...

September 25, 2021 07:17 PM

September 22, 2021

Amazon Business Exec on How Technology Can Close the Gap Between Demand and Supply

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - A staggering 96% of buyers plan to continue leveraging e-procurement long-term, making closing the gap between increased demand and the arrival of supply in the B2B space more important than ever.

September 22, 2021 09:30 PM

September 14, 2021

It Shouldn't Be Just Chips

Aspencore -- EETimes - The U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration are hurtling down the track toward investing billions of dollars in the domestic semiconductor manufacturing industry. But there is a flaw in their approach because they are ignoring the broader...

September 14, 2021 07:25 PM

July U.S. Wholesale Trade Sales Up 24% Year-Over-year

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Sequentially, July's sales mark improved 2% from June.

September 14, 2021 02:52 AM

September 10, 2021

European Enterprises Look for IoT Providers with Broad Geographic Capabilities

Business Wire -- European companies are seeking service providers with broad geographic reach to help roll out and manage their IoT networks, ISG (Nasdaq: III) says.

September 10, 2021 08:16 PM

September 08, 2021

Samsung, LG to hire thousands of employees in Vietnam

Media -- DIGITIMES - South Korea's Samsung Electronics is investing US$230 million to build a R&D center in Hanoi, Vietnam, which is expected to start operation in 2022 and hire 2,200-3,000 employees, according to VIR.

September 08, 2021 09:47 PM

August 17, 2021

Cobham to buy Ultra Electronics for 2.57bn

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Cobham Group is set to acquire UK defence electronics firm Ultra Electronics for 2.57 billion (about US$3.56 billion) in a cash deal.

Cobham made its first bid on July 21, 2021, and the deal represents a 63.1 percent premium...

August 17, 2021 05:09 PM

August 14, 2021

Up, Up And Away! European Semis Growth Tops 25% - DMASS

Distribution -- Disti Blog - With one bound the European semiconductor distribution market was free from its COVID blues.

While Q1 was still negative, Q2/21 more than compensated for it and ended up with 25.2% growth to over 2.3 Billion Euro combined distribution revenue...

August 14, 2021 07:00 PM

August 13, 2021

EDS 2021 Canceled

Aspencore -- EPS News - The board of directors for the 2021 EDS Leadership Summit has announced the event has been canceled.

In a message on ECIA's website, President and CEO David Loftus wrote:

In planning this year's EDS, the number one concern has always been the...

August 13, 2021 08:25 PM

World's Economic Outlook Negative for First Time in 2020

Life -- Gallup Headlines - The IMF recently forecast strong economic growth in 2021/2022 for advanced economies. These countries led an unprecedented rise in global pessimism about economic conditions in 2020.

August 13, 2021 04:45 AM

Connectors Sales Rose 30.7%, Semi Sales Up 24.7% in May

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As manufacturing has recovered, sales of semiconductors and connectors rose sharply above 2020 levels. Ron Bishop details regional and global sales of connectors versus semiconductors and details potential challenges to the market.

August 13, 2021 01:49 AM

August 02, 2021

Japan's electronic component shipments increase at a record high

Media -- SemiMedia - According to statistics released by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) on July 30, the surge in demand for capacitors from Europe and the United States drove the global shipments of Japanese electronic...

August 02, 2021 04:04 PM

July 30, 2021

EV market likely to reach sweet spot in 2025-2026, says MIH CEO

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global electric vehicle (EV) market, judging from the progress in technological development, is likely to reach its sweet spot in 2025-2026, according to Jack Cheng, CEO for the MIH Alliance, a Foxconn (Hon Hai)-led open platform for developing...

July 30, 2021 03:36 PM

July 28, 2021

Component Prices Rise 10% to 40%

Aspencore -- EPS News - Increased component prices are inevitable when demand outstrips supply. But the electronics supply chain is being hammered on all sides - from materials to logistics -- with rising costs. As one freight expert put it: "In 2020 and 2021, global...

July 28, 2021 09:13 PM

July 23, 2021

Orbweaver Announces Major Release of Its DataHub Platform

Business Wire -- Today, Orbweaver Sourcing LLC, a data integration and automation company focusing on the electronics industry, announced the release of its next generation DataHub platform. The data integration tool that connects Orbweaver's clients to their customers,...

July 23, 2021 04:02 PM

July 11, 2021

Business booms for high-service distributors

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - James Carbone - Contributing Editor

An increase in design engineering activity and tight supply of chips and other components is resulting in skyrocketing sales for high-service distributors.

High-service electronics distributors...

July 11, 2021 10:34 PM

June 25, 2021

Supplyframe Announces the Launch of DesignSense Sales Intelligence

Business Wire -- Many people today shop for and research potential purchases online. Semiconductor and electronic component buyers are no exception. However, semiconductor and electronic component distributors and manufacturers have limited visibility into purchase intent...

June 25, 2021 01:47 AM

June 24, 2021

Guidehouse Insights Report Expects Global Spending on IoT for Agriculture to Grow from $8 Billion in 2021 to $26 Billion in 2030

Business Wire -- A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines the sensing and digital technologies that support IoT for smart agriculture, providing global market forecasts through 2030. Smart farming and agriculture follow the Industry 4.0 trends of leveraging...

June 24, 2021 05:03 PM

June 22, 2021

Channel Feels the Impact of Logistics Costs & Backlog

Aspencore -- EPS News - While manufacturing has rebounded from the long Covid quarantine, the supply chain has not. Logistics operations - already short-handed - are dealing with a seemingly unending series of disruptions.

And there's no relief in sight, experts say.


June 22, 2021 04:26 AM

June 07, 2021

Engineers and Retiring Trends: Does COVID-19 Play a Role?

Aspencore -- EETimes - Engineering projects are usually not a 9-to-5 endeavor, work must be completed on time, and long hours are not uncommon. Working the same job with hectic schedules can take its toll over the years and decades, leaving engineers looking forward...

June 07, 2021 04:33 PM

June 06, 2021

Big Changes Ahead For Connected Vehicles

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Carmakers are reworking their electronic architectures so they can tap into a growing number of external services and internal options, similar to the way a data center taps into various services over its internal network.


June 06, 2021 03:47 AM

May 27, 2021

EU Introduces Rules for "Safer" AI Systems | Weekly News Roundup for May 26, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: the European Union weighs potential risks of artificial intelligence systems; notebook and smartphone demand drives NAND flash revenue; the U.S. government looks at how to handle reshoring; Japan's passive components production...

May 27, 2021 05:52 PM

May 24, 2021

China well positioned to emerge as key player in IoT, says GlobalData

Media -- DIGITIMES - To counter the geopolitical challenge and reduce its dependence on the US, China is accelerating investment in next-generation enabling technologies. Against this backdrop, the country is well-positioned to lead in the emerging Internet of...

May 24, 2021 04:51 PM

May 22, 2021

Women in Technology Announces 22nd Annual Leadership Award Winners

Business Wire -- Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C. area technology community, announced winners of the 22nd Annual Leadership Awards at a Gala held virtually on Thursday, May 20,...

May 22, 2021 10:05 PM

Positive Outlook for Manufacturing Growth Through 2021 | Weekly News Roundup for May 19, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: manufacturing is expected to remain strong through year's end; Taiwan shows supply chain growth; why warehousing costs are still rising in the post-pandemic world - and more news headlines from the electronics industry.

May 22, 2021 07:49 PM

May 17, 2021

We Need to Keep Women in Technology

Enterprise -- Information Week - Leaders have a responsibility to keep women in tech and help cultivate their career growth. Here are a few measurable actions that can help.

May 17, 2021 12:54 AM

May 16, 2021

Junko Yoshida Bids Farewell to AspenCore

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Junko Yoshida, our Global Editor, is leaving EE Times today.

As we all know, Junko has spent several decades at EE Times building the legacy brand of Aspencore publication and media portfolios.

We will really miss her.

May 16, 2021 11:23 PM

Au Revoir, Junko

Aspencore -- EETimes - Junko Yoshida is retiring.

She is retiring as the global editor of Aspencore, a publishing house with handful of titles, but Junko started with EE Times, spent decades here, and EE Times is still her professional passion.

This is my second stint...

May 16, 2021 11:21 PM

May 10, 2021

CES will return to Las Vegas as an in-person event in 2022

Tech -- The Verge - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is officially returning to an in-person format in Las Vegas in 2022, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today, marking the return of the largest tech conference in the world next year.


May 10, 2021 06:51 PM

April 15, 2021

Worldwide IT Spending Could Hit $4 Trillion This Year | Weekly News Roundup for April 14, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This week: Growth in industrial networks continues despite the global pandemic; shipments of desktop and notebook computers and workstations remains strong; a new shortage of this component is unlikely to impact automotive production -...

April 15, 2021 07:03 PM

April 09, 2021

Woodstock Wire Turns 20

Media -- Electronics News Post - On April 8, 2001 the first edition of the Woodstock Wire was published. Over the last 20 years the newsletter has offered the readers 497,000+ stories - all hand curated. Many thanks to the loyal [...]

April 09, 2021 02:50 AM

Electronics Industry Awards 2021: Entry deadline extended

Media -- Components in Electronics - Following feedback from across the sector, the deadline for entries in the Electronics Industry Awards has been extended to Friday 30 April.

The extension to the deadline will allow businesses from across the electronics market...

April 09, 2021 02:45 AM

April 07, 2021


Media -- eBOM - Some distributors say their sales to the automotive supply chain are rising because of semiconductor shortages, rising electronic content in cars and the trend towards electric vehicles.

Automotive represents a small percentage of electronics distributors'...

April 07, 2021 05:11 PM

April 01, 2021

Japan's Hitachi acquires GlobalLogic for $9.6 billion

ABC - Technology -- Japanese industrial, electronic and construction conglomerate Hitachi Ltd

April 01, 2021 12:57 AM