Oh, I forgot. You are right. So many bad analog engineers out there (especially in the U.S.). Good thing we have those nice H1B visas being run off on the printing press. Did anyone remember to bring the "Bad U.S. Analog Engineer Spray," to get rid of that nasty infestation?
GOOD Analog engineers are hard to find. Companies that employ them, work hard at keeping them. Digital is a little easier.
I don't doubt that from a product and engineer personnel perspective this is a positive move for both companies. I do still believe there will be a huge fallout once the merger happens and other positions in marketing, sales, etc. will be cut.
Overall, this should remain positive for both companies.
Its true. True analog designers (be it design or layout design) are really hard to find. Analog desingers are the highest paid in the semiconductor industry and companies find it very hard to fill the vacancies.
Speaking of the revenue split mentioned in this post, Avnet has a one third distribution in US, APAC and EMEA. However, keeping in perspective the manufacturing balance, shouldnt it be concerned? At least half of the revenues should be flowing out of APAC-Japan. Is Avnet facing a tougher challenge from Asia-strong disties?
This is great news knowing that things will actually be easier in the supply chain instead of getting harder. I think they made a good choice in combining their system instead of merging them completely, eliminating one, or having them both run independently. this should definitely make things easier.
This is definitely a good move it will improve the distribution channel with avnet being in the picture. everyone goes to avnet most of the cases to provide support now it gets simpler for all the field engineers.
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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.