Coronavirus Disrupts Display Panel Production in China

Posted on Feb 20, 2020

Corona Virus Impact Display Production

Coronavirus Disrupts Display Panel Production in China, Spurring Supply Shortfalls and Rising Prices

The study is prepared by Ahmed Sabry, Senior Research Engineer at SiliconExpert

Below is further information on the effects of the Coronavirus on global electronics companies. As a reminder, be sure to continue checking back on the report compiled by SiliconExpert researchers on the electronics supplier announcements. For the latest version, click here:

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The recent coronavirus emergency in China, which is expanding at a global level, represents a crisis in...

Eleven New Substances Added to the Authorization List

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

2020 REACH ECHA Authorization List Update

On Feb 7, 2020 , The European commission has added Eleven new substances to...

A Welcome Webinar Showcasing BOM Manager and Part Search

Posted on Jan 31, 2020

Join SiliconExpert’s Regional Director, Oliver Hoffmann and Business Development Manager, Sara Hövelmann on February 6, 2020, at 10:00 AM (CET) for an introduction to SiliconExpert BOM Manager and Part Search. This informative dialogue will clearly show how obsolescence can be mitigated by navigating through valuable supply chain data that may be hiding in plain sight.

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At SiliconExpert, we continuously examine and study what is happening with PCNs, PDNs, EOL notifications and anything else that could derail a manufacturing process.


Four New Substances Added to the Candidates List for 2020

Posted on Jan 24, 2020

New Candidates List for REACH

Today, The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the Candidate List for the REACH regulation.

ECHA has added three new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction and a fourth due to a combination of other properties of concern.

The Candidate List now contains 205 substances.

Please note: The decision to include perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts, was taken with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC).

The SiliconExpert team is currently working now on mapping these newly added SVHC substances and refreshing the REACH status on the SiliconExpert tools. These updates should be completed within the week. If you should have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to submit a ticket through customer support and we will address immediately.

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Do You Have a Parts Management Program

Posted on Jan 7, 2020

Are you new to Parts Management? Do you know where to start to create a successful Parts Management Program?

Start the new year with a fresh perspective and efficient strategy for parts management by listening in on our informative on-demand webinar on how to build an effective parts management program. This webinar will cover common mistakes and best practices.

To learn more about effective parts management strategies, contact your local SiliconExpert representative at


SiliconExpert Business Intelligence As-A-Service

Posted on Dec 11, 2019

New! SiliconExpert Custom Data As-A-Service Offering

Imagine a high level dashboard with all the insights and analytics related to your organization’s entire part library. Imagine having:

Visibility across all business units for cost-saving purposes. If two business units are using the same part, then there is an opportunity to consolidate and purchase from one supplier, resulting in volume cost savings. If two business units are using very similar parts, there is an opportunity to cross-reference, and reduce the size of your corporate parts library and avoid the unnecessary and costly expansion of it through parts re-use, vendor consolidation, and aggregate-on-spend strategic sourcing, and also help with cost savings. Component visibility across all business units allows for efficiencies in risk mitigation: When multiple business units are using the same part, it is best to do...

China RoHS 2 Compliance Deadline

Posted on Dec 5, 2019

China RoHS Compliance Deadline

On May 16, 2019 the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a joint statement on the reform of the China RoHS System known as the “Arrangement for Implementing the Conformity Assessment System of the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” and the deadline was on November 1, 2019, for companies to do conformity assessments and upload technical documentation that provides evidence of compliance for 12 product types:

Refrigerators Air conditioners Electric Washing machine Water heaters Printers Copiers Fax...