Industry Insights Market Analysis

Quantum industry: a new gold rush?

Quantum technologies encompass computing, communication, and sensing, with quantum computing playing a pivotal role in simulation, optimisation, and AI . While research and development efforts and investments predominantly target quantum computing, there is a growing interest in quantum networking and ultra-sensitive sensors. Eric Mounier, PhD., Chief Analyst, Photonics and Sensing at Yole Group, says: “Forecasts

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EDS 2024: executive insights on market dynamics and inventory issues

At the EDS Leadership Summit 2024, Procurement Pro’s Paige West sat down to hear the latest on the market from top executives of TTI and Mouser Electronics. Mike Morton, CEO of TTI, reviewed the company’s performance over the last decade, with a focus on the past three years. He highlighted the significant growth during 2021

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Avnet Silica on component distribution market outlook at Embedded World

At Embedded World 2024, Gilles Beltran, President of Avnet Silica, speaks with Electronic Specifier’s Editor, Mick Elliott, about Avnet Silica’s perspective on the component distribution market. Following several years of supply chain challenges affecting the entire market, Avnet Silica remains optimistic as conditions gradually improve, driven by the growth of various markets such as IoT,

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Six semiconductor technologies that help create safer, smarter vehicles

Author: Fern Yoon, Director, Automotive System Engineering and Marketing, Texas Instruments From bumper to bumper and roof to wheels, there is more innovative, efficient semiconductor technology in cars than ever before. Today’s vehicles can have anywhere from 200 to 2,000 semiconductors powering, sensing, and processing information that keeps us safe. The latest semiconductor innovations are

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How will increased emphasis on partial hybrid vehicles impact chip supply?

Author: Frank Cavallaro, CEO, A2 Global Electronics Electric vehicle (EV) sales have slowed. A lack of charging infrastructure, coupled with high prices, is holding back widespread adoption. According to reports from automakers released in April, US sales of electric vehicles grew only 2.7% during the first quarter of this year, far below the 47% growth

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Wireless chip complexity challenges the supply chain

Author: Ole-Fredrik Morken, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Nordic Semiconductor Wireless connectivity underpins everything, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). But advanced wireless devices demand an equally advanced supply chain, one that may be forced to use AI itself.  Compare a modern Bluetooth chip today to one from just over

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Impact of IoT and Industry 4.0 on electronic component demand in industrial markets

Author: Paige West, Editor, Procurement Pro The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the industrial landscape, heralding an era of connectivity and automation. These technological paradigms have significantly influenced the demand for electronic components, especially sensors, connectivity modules, and smart controllers. Procurement Pro’s Paige West looks at how these

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Distributors prepare for challenging 2024

Author: Mick Elliott, Contributing Editor, Procurement Pro How will 2024 play out in the distribution market? Mick Elliott spoke to three executives and found mixed views. “Interesting,” was Solsta Managing Director John Macmichael’s wry response when asked for a summing up of the distribution market in 2023. That description changed to exciting as Macmichael recalled

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Challenges and opportunities for procurement professionals in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of global supply chains, procurement professionals are continually facing new challenges and opportunities. As we step into 2024, these dynamics are becoming more complex and crucial than ever. Procurement Pro’s Paige West had the opportunity to speak with Ryan Jacob, CEO, Sourceability to gain insights into the current state and future

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“We are starting to see signs of recovery in the market”

Over the last few years, the electronics industry has experienced an unprecedented number of black swan events: from the pandemic to the supply chain being stretched, in addition to political factors that have impacted the way electronics are sourced and purchased. These events have had a lasting impact on the market. As we look towards

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