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Sourcengine hosts high-quality connectors from industry-leading manufacturers

Sourcengine currently lists a range of high-quality connectors made by world-class vendors such as Molex, TE Connectivity, Hirose Electric Co., Ltd., and J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd. that are available with immediate global delivery.

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Worsening ABF substrate shortfall could extend global chip shortage beyond 2023

ABF substrate, a critical semiconductor raw material, is in increasingly short supply, negatively impacting multiple leading chipmakers. The scarcity of the resource could extend the global chip shortage.

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Samsung to triple production capacity by 2026 amid rising demand

capacity by 2026. The company is also launching a groundbreaking new component fabrication process to bolster its foundry services market share. Samsung recently revealed it will be tripling its chip manufacturing

AMD, Nvidia, and Intel CEO predict global chip shortage will continue into 2023.

AMD, Nvidia, and Intel CEOs predict global chip shortage will continue into 2023

The chief executives of AMD, Nvidia, and Intel expressed the belief the global chip crunch would drag on into 2023. Industry leaders believe the ongoing bottleneck will negatively impact the 2021 holiday shopping season.

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Micron to spend $150B on global R&D, production capacity expansion

Micron Technology, the world’s third-biggest DRAM manufacturer, plans to spend $150 billion over the next decade to expand its research and development and production capabilities. The firm is looking to build a new fab in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, or the United States.

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CEO Q&A: A Conversation with Jens Gamperl

Jens Gamperl is the inspiring CEO and founder of Sourceability and Sourcengine. Learn about what he finds most important in business and what advice he has for the semiconductor industry.

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TSMC to build $8.8B chip plant in Japan with government support

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced plans to build an $8.8 billion chip fab in Japan with financial support from its government. While the new factory will bolster the foundry’s production capacity, it will also likely increase component prices.

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Chip lead times reach 22 weeks following Chinese power cutbacks

DigiTimes reported that the average lead time for integrated circuits had reached a record 22 weeks. In addition, industry leaders and market watchers expect the global chip shortage could persist past 2022.

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Sourcengine Q4 2021 lead time report highlights

Every quarter, Sourcengine releases new comprehensive lead time reports detailing availability and pricing changes for a wide selection of electronic components. Its Q4 2021 offering reflects the impact of multiple disruptions on the worldwide supply chain.

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China’s power crunch affects semiconductor companies with local facilities

China is dealing with an energy crunch due to constrained coal supplies and carbon emission-related power cuts. As a result, semiconductor companies with facilities in the region have dealt with operational disruptions.

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