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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…