Five Questions to Ask Your Electronic Inventory Storage Provider

By Logan Wamsley

With electronic OEMs being pushed to their limits in terms of production schedules, in-house storage capacity, and working capital, the use of third-party service providers is quickly transitioning from being a luxury to a necessity. One of the first services OEMs look to have fulfilled by these third parties is electronic component storage sufficient to…

OEMs: Preparing for the Unexpected in a Global World

By Logan Wamsley

Some supply chain risks are predictable and even expected — and as such, OEMs, through proper foresight and preparation, can mitigate, if not outright eliminate, any issues that may occur because of them. Other risks, however, cannot be easily quantified, and therefore, cannot be predicted with any real assurance. One such instance is the inherent…

2019 Is the Time to Consider Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

The silicon wafer market experienced a market boom between 2016 and 2018. In 2018 alone, silicon wafer shipments reached a record high of 12,732 million square inches (MSI), which was up 8 percent from 2018. Despite 3.6 percent market growth through 2019, however, certain areas of the silicon wafer industry have experienced a minor slowdown,…

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…

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 Dangers of Compromising on Electronic Component Storage

By Logan Wamsley

An equipment manufacturer can easily be judged based on how they store their critical electronic inventory. Not all manufacturers have an inherent need to store electronics, but those that do take on the added responsibility of ensuring that they work in accordance with the expectations of the engineers, as well as the consumers the company…