Die and Wafer Banking Is Here to Stay. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

By Logan Wamsley

According to a new report issued by MarketsandMarkets, the global thin wafer market is estimated to be valued at $10.8 billion by 2025, up from $7.6 billion in 2020 for a CAGR of 7.2%. Key to this remarkable trend is the rapidly increasing consumer demand for miniaturized electronic devices in a variety of industries ranging…

Four Reasons Why OEMs Need Guaranteed Business Continuity

By Logan Wamsley

No two electronic component or semiconductor types are exactly alike, and as a result, no two types will have identical storage needs. For some components, simple, secure, climate-controlled storage will suffice to meet long-term production schedules, while other pieces of inventory, such as raw die and wafer necessary for the assembly of ASICs, require the…

Should OEMs “Future Proof” Critical Inventory Storage? Yes!

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy for OEMs to consider their storage facilities, if they have such facilities at all, as entities that transcend time. Storage, by its very nature, typically is not really associated with innovation as much as keeping status quo. In other words, what gets stored should, presumably, maintain its same form and function for…

What the Polar Vortex Tells Us About Electronic Inventory Storage

By Logan Wamsley

When discussing secure, long-term electronic inventory storage, it’s common to stick to the obvious risk associated with catastrophes such as fire, flooding, and earthquakes. These are very real dangers that obviously can have disastrous consequences for any supply chain – but in the bigger picture, the likelihood of these occurring is rare compared to some…