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Nexar - a business unit of Altium LLC - released the latest edition of the Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI). Featuring both the Industry Supply Index (ISI) and the recently added Industry Demand Index (IDI), the April 2022 edition of EDDI contains the best free source of supply and demand business intelligence for stakeholders across the electronic component industry.
In this edition of the EDDI, we call attention to a number of important trends:
- The Industry Supply Index reversed trends in April, posting a decrease for the first time in nearly a year.
- This decrease in the Industry Supply Index is largely due to lower supply in key categories including Connectors and Discrete Semiconductors
- Despite this drop, other categories did see an increase in available supply, with Power Products seeing the largest increase.
- The Industry Demand Index retreated somewhat month over month, with sourcing activity cooling for several categories including connectors and sensors.
- Demand activity for Integrated Circuits remains extremely high despite a slight dip in activity from the previous month.
To learn more about Spectra’s suite of data intelligence products or to get access to the latest EDDI, visit nexar.com/spectra.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We’re heading into the holiday season, and tradeshow season is in full swing. Managing Editor Nolan Johnson and technical editor Pete Starkey have spent the week in Munich covering electronica, and apparently the attendance was wunderbar. COVID still persists, but everyone is ready to return to some normalcy. There’s a lot going on in our industry. In this week’s roundup, we have articles on everything from rigid-flex to the supply chain, as well as a primer on the role of physics in PCB design. As we move into the new year, you should check out this Top 10 list of tech trends for 2023, courtesy of Gartner.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There’s one lesson that all designers have learned over the past few years: Components might be here today and gone tomorrow, so tracking your parts is more important than ever. Any resources that help you keep tabs on your required parts are invaluable in these days of 40-week lead times. Earlier this year, Altium released one such resource: the Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI) report. Assembled from millions of bytes of data gleaned from the Octopart search engineer and the Nexar platform, the monthly EDDI report provides part availability histories going back years, as well as a real-time snapshot of global inventories.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
I-Connect007 columnist John Watson is teaching an introductory class on PCB design at Palomar College this fall, but this is much more than a basic design class. But John has hit a slight snafu: He needs a few more students to sign up before Aug. 23, or the class will be cancelled. It’s an online class, so you don’t have to live in San Diego to attend. In this interview, John talks about the genesis for the class and its benefits.