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Double Ordering of Electronic Components Hits ‘All-Time High’

Although the electronics supply chain has been dancing around the issue of double ordering for several quarters, a recent Morgan Stanley report finds there’s been a “significant uptick” in double ordering that has extended component lead times even further. Evidence of double ordering also has analysts questioning the sustainability of the current component-demand upcycle. “To be fair, risks related…

Samsung’s Recent Title As World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer After Beating Intel Will Be Short Lived Believe Analysts

The electronic components industry is a rapidly changing.  After 2017 spearheaded growth, 2018 is turning out as a year which unsettles giants. In the wake of the smartphone industry, the semiconductor industry also displayed some interesting trends this week. IHS Markit released its 2017 data for it, confirming that Samsung had indeed crossed Intel as…

China’s ZTE fires back over US ban: ‘We cannot accept it’

One of China’s top tech companies has lashed out at the US government’s move to prevent it from buying technology from American companies   ZTE (ZTCOF), which sells smartphones and other telecommunications equipment around the world, said Friday that the ban imposed this week by the US Commerce Department was “extremely unfair” and that the company “cannot…

AVX Releases the First Industrial Insulation Displacement Connectors with a 2.55mm Profile

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the new 9176-800 Series low-profile insulation displacement connectors (IDCs), which reduce the Z-axis height of the next-lowest-profile insulated IDC connector, the 9176-400 Series, by 1mm, reduce the total overall volume…

U.S. bans American Companies from Selling Electronic Components to Chinese phone maker ZTE

U.S. bans American Companies from Selling Electronic Components to Chinese phone maker ZTE for 7 years

The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years after breaking an agreement reached after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters Report, could be devastating to ZTE since American…