What OEM Customers Want: The Value of Intellectual Property

By Logan Wamsley

Imagine that your product sits on a shelf directly next to your competition. Now imagine that your customer strolls by with their shopping cart and considers each carefully. He or she picks the product up, reads the labels, perhaps shakes it a few times, and then, almost arbitrarily, decides which to take and walks away.…

The Only Way to Solve the Counterfeit Electronic Component Problem

By Logan Wamsley

For every sign of progress regarding attempts to fight counterfeit issues in the electronics manufacturing industry, the more it becomes apparent that the industry has a long way to go before this dangerous risk is fully mitigated. For example, just this week, the U.S. Congress introduced the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SERA), which…

Is Electronic Component Demand Trending Downward? Here Are the Details

By Logan Wamsley

The escalating electronic component demand further exacerbated by component manufacturers’ inability to adequately ramp up production appears to have plateaued – and according to one report published by Technology Partners Consulting (TPC). “Based on our findings,” says TPC, “we believe the industry has yet to see a bottom as demand and bookings continue to weaken,…