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…

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…

Partstat FAQ for Contract Manufacturers

By Logan Wamsley

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are not the only entities who benefit from the many solutions offered by Partstat. When leveraging Partstat solutions, contract manufacturers are poised to see significant improvement in their own processes and in relationships with OEMs. To help illustrate this, we have compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions we’ve received…

Before the Second Wave of COVID-19, Consider Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

As businesses continue to reopen and supply chains begin to gradually return to a degree of normalcy, experts have already turned their attention toward the future and where the next great disruption could come from. According to some, this disruption could come sooner than expected in the form of a second wave of the COVID-19…