Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…

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…

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.…

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…

Die and Wafer Banking with Partstat Dry Cabinet Technology

By Logan Wamsley

Die and wafer banking, on a basic level, is a process that remains somewhat consistent from service provider to service provider. Essentially, when an OEM chooses to adopt ASICs or other similar electronic components into their product designs, but does not have the infrastructure in place to properly protect them from external climate conditions (particularly…

Die Banking: Why Recovery Time Matters

By Logan Wamsley

Nothing is meant to stay in storage forever, even if sometimes the timetable is so extensive it may sometimes seem that way. Even radioactive nuclear waste storage, which must remain stored and buried for at least 10,000 years, is not meant to be indefinite. By definition, storage is a three-part process: the implementation of the…