Posted on Apr 3, 2020
The World faces a dangerous shortage of ventilators, the essential devices that assist the breathing of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Ventilators, which move air in and out of the lungs, could be the difference between life and death.
While the makers of N95 masks, Ventilators, and other protective gear are straining to ramp up production, other companies are stepping in. But there are similarities between some types of operations. “If we think about what medical device manufacturers do, they use certain basic processes such as injection molding, laser cutting, machining, some 3D printing,” says Satyandra Gupta, director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Southern California. “Now if we think about a lot of appliance companies or automakers, they use similar kinds of processes”. So Why not automakers make ventilators!
Posted on Apr 2, 2020
Our team is actively working with suppliers for any announcements or impact statements regarding Coronavirus, and refreshing our report on a weekly basis. Check out our free up-to-date report below for the full list of impacted suppliers.Download Supplier Impact Report
Here is a partial list of suppliers that have made announcements:
• TT Electronics
• KEMET Corporation
• Delta Electronics...
Posted on Mar 31, 2020
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA is continuously publishing information and webinars about the new SCIP database.
SCIP is the database for information on S ubstances of C oncern I n articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) for waste operators and consumers.
ECHA has released a test version prototype for SCIP for affected companies to show how to notify and prepare their documents and dossiers on February 2020 which is a mandatory action "obligation" for Manufacturers.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2020
The automotive industry has been particularly hard hit due to the Coronavirus crisis. Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, is one of the five major automotive manufacturing centers in China, accounting for almost 9% of China’s vehicle production. It’s also a hub for auto parts production and domestic and foreign automakers. Plant closures have already upended global automotive supply chains. And with stocks diminishing rapidly, a global shortage of auto parts looms which will affect production volumes in 2020.
China is a main exporting country for automobile components, accounting for 37.1% of Japan's total import value in 2019 and 31.1% of that of South Korea. Although automotive components exported from China are mostly peripheral such as rubber pedals, car door springs, fabrics used in airbags and wiring harness, China-based makers' short supply...
Posted on Mar 5, 2020
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT
Choosing the right part for your PCB design can be a significant challenge. Not only does it need to be electrically correct, but it also needs to meet cost, lead time, compliance, and other parameters.
Fortunately, a number of web-based services have risen up to help make component research and selection easier. But, how do you know what data you need to make the right choice and how can you tell which service provides it? Join us for a look into what is needed from a component data platform to ensure your part choices are the right ones.
What you will learn:How does part selection impact your organization Common datasets you should expect when using online research tools Industry-specific data you should be aware of How to account for supply...
Posted on Mar 2, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak and related quarantines continue to impact business and technology supply chains. Moreover, multiple technology conferences worldwide have been canceled, postponed or impacted by withdrawing the top international electronics companies. Below are some global conferences which have recorded some withdraws from manufacturers or cancels/postpones from the organizers.
Conferences Which Face Manufacturers Attendance Withdrawal
1. EMBEDDED WORLD 2020 CONFERENCE:
The embedded world conference is the world's leading meeting place for the embedded community. At this conference, experienced developers come together to share their knowledge and help others to turn ideas and innovations into real products. This conference is held in...
Posted on Feb 21, 2020
The panic that has been created by the Coronavirus is being used by imposters to scare people into clicking on links, open malicious attachments, or give out confidential information.
Be careful if you receive messages related to the Coronavirus, including emails, attachments, any social media, or texts on your phone.
Examples of topics within the messages include:“Check updated Coronavirus map in your city” A Coronavirus Infection warning from a local school district Emails or social media messages appearing to be from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) or WHO (World Health Organization) “Keeping your children safe from Coronavirus” Give a donation Link to educational material about the Coronavirus
A phishing attack is designed to harvest user names and passwords from people who click on the link. The email may look like it was...