PHOENIX — Design with caution is the advice for mobile device makers as DRAM prices continue their upward climb and lead times range from six weeks to allocation, according to the latest Market and Technology Trends report now available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). In a video released today, Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, presents highlights of the most recent Market and Technology Trends Report, including commentary on sourcing challenges for mobile DRAM and MLC-based Flash cards, and the exciting developments in wearable electronics which show great promise for applications across the healthcare, fashion, industrial, commercial and military sectors. The video is available here: http://bit.ly/1eETXez.
“Though pricing and lead times have stabilized in both the RF and analog sectors, we are seeing some troubling signs in the mobile DRAM space, particularly with LPDDR2 parts, where not all configurations and packages are well supported. In addition, EOL issues in lower-density NAND chips are putting stress on Flash supply,” said Iuorio. “Avnet shares our broad insight into technology developments through this monthly Market and Tech Trends report so that our customers have the information they need to make the most informed component choices from the very start of their design process. This helps to minimize sourcing risk and accelerate their development of truly differentiated products.”