Timmy Bubak

13
Oct

MARKET UPDATES – 13.10.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW  A number of suppliers in China reported a slight stock buildup. However, these movements aren’t pushing any further changes in the current supply chain. Lead times still remain extremely high.   There are some signs of stability in pricing after the price increase in the summer due to a significant rise in raw material cost.   China’s recent

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7
Oct

HOW TO REDUCE MANUFACTURING COSTS WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY

Cutting costs without cutting corners is a delicate process. With recent global supply chain challenges in the electronic industry many companies needed to adapt and make drastic changes to ensure their survival. One of the main solutions was to look for ways to reduce their costs without compromising product quality or endangering jobs. In this article, we will look at

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6
Oct

MARKET UPDATES – 06.10.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The current low raw material availability and increased prices are causing lead times of up to 52 weeks. Suppliers are now advising all customers to place their orders for 2022 to avoid further delays.   Recent reports indicate that the shortages which have crippled car production and held back growth in the electronics industry are only getting worse.

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29
Sep

MARKET UPDATES 29.09.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Raw material prices remain on elevated level this is leading to a higher cost increase across the entire portfolio.   Supply chain disruptions and strong demand are causing continuous component shortages. We are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks.   The on-going ripple effects of COVID-19 are leading to even more disruption and higher rates

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22
Sep

MARKET UPDATES 22.09.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Significant material cost increase is forcing suppliers to rise their pricing in order to support customer’s demand and sustain their supply chain.   Big tech giants such as Apple, Samsung and Sony warn about chip shortage impacting their production.   Lead times are expected to remain extremely high, and further growth is predicted throughout 2021 due to component

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15
Sep

MARKET UPDATES – 15.09.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The continued high demand is expected throughout the rest of 2021. The current supply chain challenges that we are facing are leading to extreme long lead times of up to 52weeks.   Instabilities in pricing from the manufacturing base are causing cost increase across the entire portfolio.   It is critical to ensure customers validate their backlog.  

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9
Sep

ISO 13485 Quality Management System – What is it?

The manufacturing of medical devices is one of the most regulated sectors in which many regulations and obligations must be achieved. If any of the requirements are not met or the registrations procedures are not completed, placing a product on the market is impossible. The purpose of these regulatory requirements is to ensure that electronic manufacturers can consistently deliver medical

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8
Sep

MARKET UPDATES – 08.09.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Significant raw material cost increase forces suppliers to increase their pricing in order to support customer’s demand and sustain their supply chains.   Toyota, Ford and Volvo slows down production due to global component shortages.   The current component shortages and low material availability are causing lead times of up to 52weeks+ across the whole market.   New

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1
Sep

MARKET UPDATES – 01.09.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW We are seeing no relief in lead time reduction, the ramp-up in demand continues to drive further increases in lead times across the entire market. We are currently facing lead times of up to 52weeks+.   Lead times are rising due to global shipment delays caused by the current lock downs that are affecting Malaysia and the Philippines.

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27
Aug

PCB TESTING & INSPECTION METHODS

Manufacturing PCB’s can often be an extremely complex and very costly process, especially when costs associated with faulty products are added to the picture.  Even after following precise design and manufacturing processes, there is always a risk of defects, bugs and human errors during early production stages. Identifying and addressing these issues before the product is complete is critical. This

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