BOM Monitoring from an Engineer’s Eyes

By Logan Wamsley

When viewing the electronics manufacturing industry from the outside, it is easy to gloss over the market conditions that have every bit as much to do with the production process as the design and assembly of the product itself. Just as a chef can only cook with the right ingredients, or a car technician can…

You Just Received a PCN…Now What?

By Logan Wamsley

If your company just received a product change notification (PCN) for a critical electronic component or semiconductor, the first thing you should do is consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Of all the electronic components that transition toward obsolescence, roughly half are issued without any prior notice. While component manufactures do strive to keep…

Where Do Last Time Buys Fit into a Post-Silicon World

By Logan Wamsley

There are many variables that can result in supply chain disruption, from the assembly line all the way down to the acquisition of raw materials. Most recently, these disruptions have been primarily caused by a combination of escalating demand for capacitors, resistors, and discrete semiconductors, and a notable lack of investment into capacity by component…