Capacitor prices slide as parts pile up
News & Analysis 2/26/2001 Post a comment
Excess component inventory has begun to flood the spot market.
As business conditions in the electronics industry worsen, OEM and EMS companies sitting on an abundance of parts are offloading inventory through independent distribution channels, causing prices to fall and nullifying long-term contracts.
Group says component growth dropped 5% in January
News & Analysis 2/23/2001 Post a comment
Growth of electronic component orders dropped 5% from December 2000 to January 2001 while order dollars were level with the record averages for the 2000 year, according to the monthly
index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
Fake parts plague industry
News & Analysis 2/12/2001 Post a comment
The days of scarce parts and allocation may be a distant memory for companies grappling with excess inventory, but months of supply shortages have left an ugly legacy as the industry fights off a wave of counterfeit parts crashing on its shores.
Vishay projects flat sales for 2001
News & Analysis 2/7/2001 Post a comment
After a record-setting 2000, component supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc., Malvern, Pa., conceded that inventory corrections and order cancellations by customers during the last quarter of 2000 would flatten the company's performance in the first half of 2001.