Japan is beginning to catch up on its semiconductor manufacturing equipment and semiconductor production. This article by CNN explains the hurdles Japan has had to go through since the quake and it’s slow, but sure plan to get back on it’s feet. Lead times should start to shrink towards the fall.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the 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.