Market preference for high-end passive chip components, which come from just a few industry players, and outsized demand have resulted in a supply shortage, which began in 2018. Compounding this situation is a shift in focus by component manufacturers to the more lucrative market in mobile electronics, relegating automotive, industrial and other applications to the […]
We’re already on holiday here in the Global Sources content team – nevertheless, here’s some reading for the Easter weekend on matters of sourcing, tech, business and trends. Buyers urged to act on Suez Canal blockage The container ship blocking the Suez Canal since 23rd March is now freed. Still, experts advise, buyers […]
Despite the global setbacks of 2020, the year 2021 holds some promising developments for the technology industry. Tech-savvy buyers looking to source this year’s hottest electronics ought to be aware of these trends. In the mobile electronics sphere, 5G provision continues to grow and be adopted in various countries. Buyers can expect more 5G-enabled phones […]
How companies are reviewing sourcing practices to combat disruptions and build resilience The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in supply chains around the world, so a major rethink is underway. Lockdowns paralyzed production, suddenly cutting off access to critical materials and components. And when restrictions eased, there followed a massive reallocation of resources to deal with […]
A selection of interesting and informative sourcing-relevant links as the weekend approaches.