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    FREE BOM SCRUB

    CTrends’ proprietary BOM (Bill of Material) Scrubbing provides your company with the information that you need to make better choices regarding your electronic components at every level of your product design, development and production.

    At its most basic level, BOM scrubbing validates three key pieces of information — the orderable part number, the manufacturer’s name and the item description.

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    CASE STUDIES

    Risk Mitigation: Testing Services

    A top consumer products OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) contacted CTrends for assistance in procurement of hard to find electronic components. The customer needed just-in-time deliveries due to an ongoing high after production fallout rate of 8%. In the process of discussing the situation with the customer and their Quality Assurance Manager, it was determined that […]

    Posted By: Christian Fix on 09 August, 2018

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    Excess Inventory Management: Lot Buy

    A top manufacturer of automotive infotainment systems contacted CTrends in regards to its vast quantity of unusable excess components. The customer desired a solution that would provide a financial return rather than simply scrapping the materials with no return on the product. CTrends worked with the Inventory Control Team to analyze more than 200 line […]

    Posted By: Christian Fix on 09 August, 2018

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    Component Data & Optimization: BOM Scrubbing

    An industry leading top server manufacturer contacted CTrends for assistance with a constrained component for one of their new server projects. Through CTrends’ proprietary software, it was immediately apparent that the component was in the obsolescence life cycle phase. To avoid future constraints and threat of production down time, CTrends proactively offered a full BOM […]

    Posted By: Christian Fix on 09 August, 2018

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    Procurement: Last Time Buy

    A well known consumer electronics company is a continued partner with CTrends for component data through BOM (Bill of Materials) Scrubbing and just-in-time deliveries through procurement. During one of the routine BOM Scrub analysis, an end-of-life notification was discovered on a key component. CTrends’ procurement team worked with the customer’s engineering team to gather drawings […]

    Posted By: Anna Ahmed on 09 August, 2018

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    Parts Programming

    Customer: The Company is a top manufacturer of commercial electronics. Problem: The Company’s productivity and profits were trending downward. The company enlisted CTrends. Together, the company and CTrends discovered a bottleneck in the production process. The company utilized precious production time to program parts regardless of the batch size needed to complete an order. This […]

    Posted By: Christian Fix on 11 December, 2023

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    In-House Testing

    Customer: The Company is a top consumer products OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Problem: Having experienced 8 percent fallout, the company needed to reduce the impact of substandard parts on its bottom line. Process: The Company partnered with CTrends to test open market electronic components. Using its in-house testing facilities and extensive reference library to confirm part quality […]

    Posted By: Christian Fix on 11 December, 2023

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    Do you have excess components

    Consign it to CTrends to realize a financial gain. One of the most painful issues to deal with in the manufacturing industry is excess component inventory. The other issue is shortages on components you need for production product. The excess inventory you have is the solution to the ongoing shortage market. Consigning your excess is […]

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    By CTrends Admin December 7, 2023
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    Did you know: CTrends has been an authorized distributor for Fischer Elektronik for over 10 years

    CTrends and Fischer Elektronik have been partners for over 10 years. This partnership has allow Fischer to distribute high quality thermal solutions throughout North America. Fischer opened it’s doors in 1968 and is a company with over 400 employees today. The manufacturing campus is located in Germany with the ability to ship globally. Their large, […]

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
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    Chip Shortage Affects Auto Industry

    Auto industry is in for a wild ride in 2021 as chip shortages are not projected to correct itself anytime soon. The auto industry had a rough year in 2020 with the global pandemic and consumer demand at a lull. It appears they will face a new challenge in 2021, acquiring components. According to EETimes […]

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    By CTrends Admin December 7, 2023
    Trump, Brexit Cloud Upbeat 2017

    The semiconductor market is posed for a better year ahead but uncertainties with President Trump, China and Brexit could sway the numbers.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Friday Quiz: Specifying Power Supplies, Part 2

    We continue our power-supply quiz with four more questions. Do you agree with the answers?

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Intel Cautious on PC Consumption

    Intel’s fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    What Do You Do When Someone Says You Are a Waste of Time?

    Have you ever been on the receiving end of a flame war? Or have you ever instigated a flame war you subsequently grew to regret?

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Talent Hunt in China’s Memory Triangle

    Tsinghua Unigroup’s recently disclosed d plans to build a $30 billion memory chip in Nanjing was unexpected – even by many China watchers. Unfolding are fierce battles over talent, manufacturing equipment and regional financing – among Xi’an, Wuhan and Nanjing.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    FPGA-Based AI System Recognizes Faces at 1,000 Images per Second

    There is tremendous potential for facial recognition technology, such as informing visually impaired persons if someone they know is approaching them.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    MRAM Gains More Steam

    Spin Transfer Technology’s delivery of fully functional devices is more momentum for emerging technology.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    MediaTek Expects Slow Q1 Growth

    MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, is forecasting slow growth during the first quarter this year as the overall market remains in the doldrums.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Samsung Expects Strong Memory Sales in ’17

    Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of smartphones and the second-largest chipmaker, said it expects strong memory sales this year as the balance between supply and demand tightens.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits

    Qualcomm’s quarter profits fell as a result of a fine from the Korea government in one of now five cases alleging unfair patent licensing.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Do-It-Yourself Strain Relief: A Necessary Task

    Basics like strain relief are critical to the long-term reliability of cables and connectors: Neglect it and you could have an unpleasant surprise; anticipate it and you could be a happy user.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Ex-Elpida CEO’s China Fab Plan Dropped?

    A China-based memory chip called Sino King Technology, founded with ambitious goals by the former CEO of Elpida less than a year ago, has apparently ceased operations.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Is Semiconductor M&A Wave Dissipating?

    The wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry over the past two years has shown some signs of slowing, but is it?

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    EUV in Focus at Photonics West

    Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Video Conferencing & Collaboration Leaps Forward

    The NVIDIA Jetson TX1-powered Cisco Spark Board sets the current standard in video conferencing and collaboration.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    UMC’s 28nm Ramp to Slip This Year

    United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan’s second largest foundry, said the ramp of its most advanced node, 28nm, will probably slip during the early portion of 2017 under strong competition.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Nvidia’s Jetson Goes Embedded, Gets Cisco

    GPUs shine no longer in just supercomputers, PCs and game machines. Nvidia, the graphics chip giant, is eagerly plowing inroads into the embedded market, by leveraging Jetson TX1, its AI computing platform.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Chip Sales Projected to Grow 7% in 2017

    Market research firm Gartner says the turnaround in chip sales that started in the second half of 2016 will continue through 2017.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    China Goes on an M&A Diet

    A decade-long trend of the China government encouraging Chinese businesses to expand globally by acquiring resources, advanced technologies, and distribution channels overseas is hitting a speed bump.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023
    Why Yes, that is my Bagpipe Backpack Case

    Even if the people who know and love you forbid you to take up the bagpipes, surely there can be no objection to one’s owning a bagpipe case.

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    By CTrends Admin December 11, 2023

    INDUSTRY NEWS

    Trump, Brexit Cloud Upbeat 2017

    The semiconductor market is posed for a better year ahead but uncertainties with President Trump, China and Brexit could sway the numbers.

    3 months ago
    Friday Quiz: Specifying Power Supplies, Part 2

    We continue our power-supply quiz with four more questions. Do you agree with the answers?

    3 months ago
    Intel Cautious on PC Consumption

    Intel’s fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.

    3 months ago
    What Do You Do When Someone Says You Are a Waste of Time?

    Have you ever been on the receiving end of a flame war? Or have you ever instigated a flame war you subsequently grew to regret?

    3 months ago
    Talent Hunt in China’s Memory Triangle

    Tsinghua Unigroup’s recently disclosed d plans to build a $30 billion memory chip in Nanjing was unexpected – even by many China watchers. Unfolding are fierce battles over talent, manufacturing equipment and regional financing – among Xi’an, Wuhan and Nanjing.

    3 months ago
    FPGA-Based AI System Recognizes Faces at 1,000 Images per Second

    There is tremendous potential for facial recognition technology, such as informing visually impaired persons if someone they know is approaching them.

    3 months ago
    MRAM Gains More Steam

    Spin Transfer Technology’s delivery of fully functional devices is more momentum for emerging technology.

    3 months ago
    MediaTek Expects Slow Q1 Growth

    MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, is forecasting slow growth during the first quarter this year as the overall market remains in the doldrums.

    3 months ago
    Samsung Expects Strong Memory Sales in ’17

    Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of smartphones and the second-largest chipmaker, said it expects strong memory sales this year as the balance between supply and demand tightens.

    3 months ago
    Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits

    Qualcomm’s quarter profits fell as a result of a fine from the Korea government in one of now five cases alleging unfair patent licensing.

    3 months ago
    Do-It-Yourself Strain Relief: A Necessary Task

    Basics like strain relief are critical to the long-term reliability of cables and connectors: Neglect it and you could have an unpleasant surprise; anticipate it and you could be a happy user.

    3 months ago
    Ex-Elpida CEO’s China Fab Plan Dropped?

    A China-based memory chip called Sino King Technology, founded with ambitious goals by the former CEO of Elpida less than a year ago, has apparently ceased operations.

    3 months ago
    Is Semiconductor M&A Wave Dissipating?

    The wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry over the past two years has shown some signs of slowing, but is it?

    3 months ago
    EUV in Focus at Photonics West

    Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.

    3 months ago
    Video Conferencing & Collaboration Leaps Forward

    The NVIDIA Jetson TX1-powered Cisco Spark Board sets the current standard in video conferencing and collaboration.

    3 months ago
    UMC’s 28nm Ramp to Slip This Year

    United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan’s second largest foundry, said the ramp of its most advanced node, 28nm, will probably slip during the early portion of 2017 under strong competition.

    3 months ago
    Nvidia’s Jetson Goes Embedded, Gets Cisco

    GPUs shine no longer in just supercomputers, PCs and game machines. Nvidia, the graphics chip giant, is eagerly plowing inroads into the embedded market, by leveraging Jetson TX1, its AI computing platform.

    3 months ago
    Chip Sales Projected to Grow 7% in 2017

    Market research firm Gartner says the turnaround in chip sales that started in the second half of 2016 will continue through 2017.

    3 months ago
    China Goes on an M&A Diet

    A decade-long trend of the China government encouraging Chinese businesses to expand globally by acquiring resources, advanced technologies, and distribution channels overseas is hitting a speed bump.

    3 months ago
    Why Yes, that is my Bagpipe Backpack Case

    Even if the people who know and love you forbid you to take up the bagpipes, surely there can be no objection to one’s owning a bagpipe case.

    3 months ago

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