January 2019 Issue of SMT007 Magazine Available Now


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Component supplies, prices, and lead times are in a great deal of turmoil. And there are a LOT of moving parts to this set of circumstances, ranging from a sustained increase in demand for parts, to pricing pressures on manufacturers and premature parts obsolescence. All of these factors wreak havoc on electronics manufacturing.

In this month's issue of SMT007 Magazine, we explore the drivers and the coping mechanisms from all points of the supply chain.

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