Acquisitions of the Electronics Industry
This report features 192 company acquisitions either categorized as full, partial, mergers, spin-offs, or brand acquisitions made public in 2012. Who acquired whom? Who acquired the most companies? When did these acquisitions happen? In addition, get a detailed view of some of our featured acquisitions of 2012.
Trends of New Electronic Products Introduced in 2012
Find out how many electronic parts were introduced to the market in the last year with our trends of NPI (new products introduced) infographic. Our representation takes complied data from 2012 to focus on specific product types including the main categories of parts, product categories, and even product lines that were introduced.
Conflict Minerals: Impacts of SEC Regulations
The SEC estimates the industry impact of conflict mineral regulations to be over $3 billion! Find out more about the impacts of the SEC Regulations on conflict minerals. This representation will explain which four minerals can be considered conflict minerals and under what circumstances. We go into detail about the main product categories involved, the top ten products that are effected, how many suppliers have a published conflict minerals status, and who some of these suppliers are.
Supply Chain: Pricing, Inventory, and Lead Time in the Electronics Industry
This representation will analyze the main categories of parts and focus on the fluctuations and trends in the industry. These fluctuations will analyze and capture month by month pricing, inventory, and lead time changes.
REACH: Compliance and Growth in the Electronics Industry
Find out more about REACH in the electronics industry as of September 2012. Our representation takes a look at REACH’s compliance and growth; we demonstrate the percentage of suppliers who publish information, how many parts are affected by unpublished information, top product lines containing SVHCs, and some future projections assessing which product categories are potentially the most at risk.
Product Change Notifications (PCNs) in the Electronics Industry
Find out how many Product Change Notifications (PCNs) were issued in a 12 month period with our PCNs in the electronics industry infographic. Our representation takes a whole year of compiled data to focus on the quantities of PCNs introduced, suppliers who issued them, types of PCNs issued, and which products were obsoleted through PCNs.
Trends of New Electronic Products Introduced in 2011
Find out how many electronic parts have been introduced to the market in the last year with our trends of NPI (new products introduced) in 2011. Our representation takes a whole year of compiled data to focus on specific product types introduced in the last year. From this you can conclude trends about growth and the direction of the electronic components market.
Impacts of the 2011 Thailand Floods on the Electronics Industry
Since August, Thailand has experienced an above-average monsoonal rainy season, causing many electronic manufacturers in the area to halt operations due to partial flood damage to their facilities, most notably in the Ayuthaya and Chao Praya provinces. SiliconExpert has been actively monitoring the impact of the flooding to electronic manufacturers in the region and the resulting degree of supply chain disruptions to be expected.
Rare Earth Minerals: What does the future hold for the electronics industry?
The demand for rare earth minerals has increased proportionally with the advent of new electronics, hybrid automobiles, and mobile technologies. Rare earth minerals are becoming increasingly used in permanent magnets and rechargeable batteries. This article discusses the changing environment surrounding rare earth mineral production and the future implications of these changes.
REACH Preparedness in 2011
REACH regulations have been in effect now in the EU for the past 4 years, there are still constant revisions being modified to keep OEMs on their feet. The European Chemicals Agency “ECHA” body is continually working on modifying regulations to phase out the use of SVHC’s and the risks they pose for end users. By 2012, there are expected to be over 165 additions added to the SVHC candidates list. Navigating the complexities and dynamics of REACH regulations requires organizations to be nimble and ready to adapt to changing supply chain and processes. This article summarizes some initiatives OEM’s can start to incorporate into their processes this year to deal with the new REACH initiatives.