Many signs are pointing towards a rebound in the sales of electronic components. This article references an important KPMG survey of top executives at chip manufacturers, which concludes that 75% believe that their sales will be up in 2013 and 66% believe that they will be increasing their work force as well. That is good news after ending a down year in 2012. The article also notes that the US, as opposed to China will be the biggest growth market for sales, and consumer electronics is going to take over for the current top ranked wireless manufacturing consumption of chips. This is all good news for distributors in the US. Link here.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.