Benefits of a Free Electronic Component Search Engine

By Logan Wamsley

While we all love to read the word “free” and take advantage of whatever service or product is being offered, we have also grown to view the term with a degree of skepticism. By virtue of us offering the world’s largest free electronic component search engine, this is a skepticism we are used to seeing.…

The Connection Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

The inventory procurement process in the middle of a production run for most manufacturers moves so fast that many engineers do not stop to consider exactly how the process is typically structured. Rather than viewing the process as a singular event, it instead can be broken down into a three-step process: notification, inventory discovery, and…

The Future of Aerospace Requires OEMs to Rethink Supply Chain

By Logan Wamsley

Aviation historians, at least ones of the couch-sitting variety, typically do not have a fondness for hydrogen for one reason and one reason only: The Hindenburg. Due to the scarcity of helium in the United States at the time and its banning as an export under the Helium Control Act of 1927, the Germans were…

6 Benefits of Die and Wafer Utilization for Electronics OEMs

By Logan Wamsley

One of the most exciting developments in the electronics world over the last few years is the increased adoption of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and by extension, die and wafer banking, into OEM designs across all industries and disciplines. While some may experience difficulties upgrading their infrastructure to a level suitable for die utilization, once…

The Value of BOM Monitoring in the Production Phase

By Logan Wamsley

There is a misconception that exists in the electronics manufacturing industry that the implementation of BOM monitoring only becomes valuable at a very specific point in an OEM product’s lifecycle — a late point. This could not be further from the truth, and what the one-of-a-kind features of Partstat BOM Monitoring seek to change. When…