Sensors Enable the Smart Home

While the benefits of the “smart home” may be obvious to the electronics industry, things aren’t quite as clear to the consumer. The key to acceptance and adoption will be the applications and services the smart home will deliver. One critical enabler for that will be real-time sensing: allowing the Internet of Things (IoT) to […]

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Electronic Component Markets to Watch: IoT, Wearables and more

Many supply chain executives say connectivity trends, specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT) movement, will drive electronic component business opportunities. Popular markets include: lighting, wearables, medical, and industrial markets. Smart city applications, especially the use of lighting, is a hot market, along with the wearables market and its intersection with health and medical technology. Devices […]

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The Components Supply Chain Suffers as a Demand Surge Causes Shortages

The Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) has suggested to electronics buyers to review their outlook on lead times for components in the middle of surging global demand and reports of allocation risks on certain components and products. The growing global demand is causing a build‑up of extended lead times, with a small number of products […]

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