Staying Ahead of Risk with BOM Monitoring

By Logan Wamsley

The goal of any OEM or EMS provider is to identify and mitigate any risk associated with the design and production of their products. While this may be simple to say, what form such risks take can be broad and at times unpredictable; geopolitical uncertainty, unexpected component obsolescence, raw material shortages, and unforeseen externalities, such…

Partstat Partner Newswire: October 2020

By Logan Wamsley

Mouser’s Engineering Big Idea Series Wins Numerous Industry Awards Mouser Electronics’ Engineering Big Ideas video series has received the Gold Award for Campaign of the Year in the Business to Business category from Ad Age magazine. Released as part of Mouser’s popular Empowering Innovation Together program hosted by late celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, who was…

Semiconductor Manufacturers Struggling With Obsoleting End-of-Life Components Should Read This

By Logan Wamsley

The issue semiconductor manufacturers face transitioning end-of-life (EOL) electronic components toward obsolescence is difficult to solve. While inevitable and necessary to continue offering products to the highest proportion of consumers, the risk of alienating a significant number of long-standing, loyal customers is ever present. Even with appropriate notice via a PCN, unexpected obsolescence puts legacy…

Alcoa Provides Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts Worldwide

By Logan Wamsley

Alcoa, the world’s eighth largest producer of aluminum and valued Partstat customer, has been extremely active in its efforts to serve both its local community and communities around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its foundation, Alcoa has pledged over $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts throughout the areas in which the…

Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…