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April 2024 – Industry Update

Key Insights Market Conditions Global design activities increased by 1% month-over-month and 17% year-over-year. Global sourcing activities decreased by 12% month-over-month and 19% year-over-year. Regional Performance Americas: Design activities remained flat, while sourcing activities saw the smallest decrease. EMEA: Notable growth in design activities for passive components, sensors, and circuit protection devices. APAC: Significant growth...

Japan’s 6G Breakthrough: A Glimpse into the Future of Connectivity

In a monumental leap forward for telecommunications, a Japanese consortium has revealed the world’s first high-speed 6G prototype device, boasting unprecedented data transmission capabilities. Developed through a collaborative effort among Japan’s leading telecom companies, including DOCOMO, NTT Corporation, NEC Corporation, and Fujitsu, this groundbreaking innovation promises to revolutionize connectivity as we know it. Unveiling the Future...

AS9120 Certification | Requirements for Aviation Space & Defence Distributors

The AS9120B certification provides substantial value to our customers in the aerospace and defense industries by ensuring that your business adheres to specific, high standards of quality management and operational integrity. Here’s a breakdown of the key values this certification brings to our customers: 1. Enhanced Quality and Reliability Consistency: Certified distributors are required to have stringent...

J2 Sourcing AB acquires AAAAA Nordic AB

The leading distributor of electronic components J2 Sourcing AB (J2) in Malmö, Sweden acquires AAAAA Nordic AB (5A) in Vellinge, Sweden. The investment is a first step in building a new business unit within the J2 Group, where the company wants to offer an expanded selection of suppliers to reduce costs and shorten lead times...

J2 Sourcing Q1 2024 Report

Electronic Components and Semiconductor Industry Overview Executive Summary As J2 Sourcing evaluates the industry landscape for Q1 2024, notable shifts and developments within the electronic components and semiconductor sectors have been observed. The global semiconductor industry is witnessing a resurgence, driven by the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), the stabilization of markets post-pandemic, and heightened demand...

Role of Data Analytics in Component Distribution

In the rapidly evolving landscape of component distribution and supply chain management, the role of data analytics has become pivotal. This technological advancement enables businesses to navigate through the complexities of the supply chain with greater efficiency, precision, and adaptability. The impact of data analytics in this domain can be distilled into several key areas,...

The Semiconductor Industry: Innovations and Trends – Feb 2024

Introduction In an era where technology evolves at an unprecedented pace, the semiconductor industry stands as the backbone of innovation. This sector's breakthroughs not only fuel the next generation of electronic devices but also redefine the boundaries of what's possible in computing, communication, and automation. For companies like J2 Sourcing, staying abreast of these advancements is...

Risk Management in Electronic Component Sourcing: A Guide by J2 Sourcing

Introduction In the rapidly evolving electronics industry, managing sourcing risks is crucial for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). Effective risk management ensures the smooth operation of supply chains, even in the face of disruptions. J2 Sourcing stands at the forefront of providing comprehensive solutions that safeguard against these challenges. What is Risk Management...

The Impact of AI on the Semiconductor Industry: Demand Surge and Industry Challenges

As we move into 2024, the semiconductor industry is witnessing a transformative shift, largely propelled by the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The demand for AI-driven hardware is reshaping the semiconductor landscape, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the forefront. This expanded analysis delves deeper into the numbers and implications of AI's impact on...

Tackling the Pickle Jar Syndrome at Work: A Lighter Take on a Sticky Situation

Hey There, Let’s Talk Pickles and Work Ever found yourself watching someone struggle with a stubborn pickle jar and thought, “Pfft, let me show you how it’s done”? And then, surprise – the jar’s not budging for you either. Welcome to the world of the Pickle Jar Syndrome, a quirky little habit that's not just about...