Its quite encouraging to see Semiconductor companies coming out with strong quarterly numbers.
Zinsner says "We have built up a a pretty significant team in China and that's helping us to get design wins" - what does this exactly means. Does it mean chinese factor gives extra confidence to the customers ?
Barbara, good and informative interview. Finally Zinsner is also realized that, they cannot pull much of their products in Chinese market. Chinese government policy is like that, they invite all companies as a part of global investment with red carpet and other single window system etc, but they never entertain to sell those products in Chinese market. They want to promote much Chinese local products. Now a day almost all companies are thinking about, moving their foot print to Northern America states, in order to grab the advantage of GDP growth in N. American states. Zinsner can also think in similar directions.
Happy to see that, more semiconductor companies are coming up with good news in 2011, in terms of profit and turn over. As a close watcher, am expecting some positive news for the year end in totally.
Tirlapur, He was referring here to China's growing role in the electronics industry and the country's huge spending on infrastructure and other industrial projects. Any company that wants to participate in China's growth should have a presence in the country whether it sells directly to OEMs or through distributors.
Analog devices has certainly made sure that they will produce the positive results. AD is clearly becoming much matured analog company with their high end data conversion products used in all telecom equipments. Their establishments in china also helping them in huge way since many of the OEM's are also having their design centres in developing countries.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.