MLCCs by the Numbers

MLCCs by the Numbers

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The beginning of Q4 has shown that the lingering MLCC shortage is still widely felt throughout the supply chain. Manufacturer price increases on MLCCs have not slowed down demand from OEMs as supply continues to remain tight. The number of MLCCs required for electronic products across all industries has forced this shortage to continue. “MLCCs are integral components for most...

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MLCC Manufacturing Shift Prolongs Shortage

MLCC Manufacturing Shift Prolongs Shortage

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Your browser does not support the video tag. Utilization of electronics and NPIs are both increasing year over year, which has led to a greater requirement for the MLCCs that play an essential role in all electronics. This necessity for MLCCs across industries means that demand far outweighs supply, making the current shortage situation inevitable. A main catalyst driving...

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Best Practices for MLCC Sourcing 

Best Practices for MLCC Sourcing 

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Art Figueroa, Smith’s Vice President of Operations and Quality, North America & EU, explains the best practices for procuring MLCCs on the open market during the current shortage. With lead times of up to a year, many of the largest MLCC manufacturers are advising their customers to buy product from the open market. When selecting a supplier to work...

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MLCC Market Update: Current Conditions and Future Outlook

MLCC Market Update: Current Conditions and Future Outlook

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With the MLCC shortage still going strong, major manufacturers are adapting and responding in varied ways to the strained market conditions. Here's how some of these major players are faring as scarcity holds steady: Yageo Customer demand is still double what the company is shipping out, indicating that the ongoing supply constraints will continue into the mid-term. Yageo is pushing...

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MLCC Conditions in the Supply Chain

MLCC Conditions in the Supply Chain

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The current MLCC shortage shows no signs of lessening, driving demand and prices up as scarcity grows. When the supply chain is uncertain, Smith delivers steady sourcing and the market expertise you need. Looking for a specific MLCC? We'll help you find it. Keep up with Smith’s Market Blog and our Twitter (@smithweb) for more industry news and analysis.

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Check Out Our Holiday Sales on SmithBuy.com

Check Out Our Holiday Sales on SmithBuy.com

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Get a head start on holiday shopping for the techie in your life with SmithBuy’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Our Black Friday promotion kicked off this Monday, November 20, and runs until Friday, November 24. We’re offering deals on the following items, while supplies last: • Harman Kardon Omni 10 streaming HD speaker with Bluetooth (Wi-Fi enabled with...

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Smith Relocates Our Taipei Sales Office

Smith Relocates Our Taipei Sales Office

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Smith has relocated our Taipei sales office to a new site that will offer us more opportunities to closely support customers in the area – all while immersed in a major local business center. Since its opening in 2011, Smith’s Taipei sales office has brought us strategically near many vital players in the electronics market who are headquartered in the...

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Come see us at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017!

Come see us at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017!

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Smith will be exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI from May 30 to June 3. Come visit us at booth I0204 in the Components & Parts Area of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, where our reps will be demonstrating the quality, procurement, and service capabilities we have to support your business’s goals. Since 1984, Smith has helped OEMs, ODMs, and EMS providers...

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Memory Shortages Mark the Start of 2017

Memory Shortages Mark the Start of 2017

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Only two months in, 2017 has already been marked by shortages that experts expect to last into mid-year. Memory has been a special challenge all over the supply chain as evolutions in chip technology collide with demand to leave major manufacturers running short. A shift to 3D NAND, which requires smaller chip architectures that deliver higher performance, has caused production...

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CES 2017 Kicks Off in Las Vegas

CES 2017 Kicks Off in Las Vegas

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CES sets the tone for tech each year. Its early January time slot picks up on the excitement generated by a new year and magnifies that with the introduction of great new products and innovative applications. The pre-show press offers some clues as to what we will see this year, when the show opens on Thursday. Of course, some of...

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Smith’s Restructured Asian Management Team Pushes Growth in this Key Region

Smith’s Restructured Asian Management Team Pushes Growth in this Key Region

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Summer 2016 was a time of dramatic movement and growth for Smith’s Asian offices. While the newest update is August’s relocation of our Hong Kong hub, early summer saw exciting changes kick into gear that set the tone for the season. In July, Smith restructured the management in three of our key Asian sales offices, and these managers have since...

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Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

Smith Relocates Our Hong Kong Regional Hub

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Smith Hong Kong has relocated into two new locations to make room for growth and boost the support our team is able to offer customers locally. On August 29th, the Smith HK team completed their move to two new facilities: a new sales and purchasing office and an expanded warehouse space dedicated to the operational and logistical support that helps...

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