Devastating Fire at Semiconductor Plant

Manufacturer Fire

A devastating fire has destroyed one of AKM’s (Asahi Kasei Microsystems) primary manufacturing plants in Japan.  It is estimated that it will take 12 months to repair the factory.  The audio industry appears to be the most reliant on AKM’s products, causing a frenzy in acquiring stock to fulfill future orders.  Thankfully there were no deaths or injuries reported.

There do not seem to be a lot of competitors in their market space to fulfill the demand.  This could be a real problem for a lot of OEM’s that rely on AKM.  Redesigning boards is difficult, expensive, and time consuming.  The best option for OEM’s right now is to get a years’ worth of stock before the market is completely dry.

If you need AKM parts to keep your production lines moving, please contact one of our Search Experts.  For more information about this terrible fire, click here.


March Manufacturer of the Month: Micron Technology

micron.jpgFor more than 35 years, Micron Technology’s talented teams of scientists, engineers, and visionaries have have created and cultivated technologies that fuel innovation and growth in new markets.

As a global manufacturer and marketer of advanced memory and semiconductor technologies, Micron offers a broad portfolio of devices, including DRAM, SDRAM, flash memory, SSD and CMOS image sensing chips. Today, many of their DRAM and Flash components are used in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, automotive, industrial, embedded, and communications products, from computers, workstations, and servers to cell phones, wireless devices, digital cameras, and gaming systems.

The only DRAM manufacturer operating in the United States, Micron has a strong patent portfolio that gives it a technological edge on some of its competitors. Leveraging an expansive global footprint and proven technology leadership, Micron intends to expand its product portfolio by developing new and innovative products to meet the changing requisites of its consumers.

At AERI, we have a reputation as one of the most reliable and customer oriented independent electronic components distributors in the world. As a trusted supplier of high quality obsolete electronic components, one of our core strengths is access to hard-to-find Micron parts that are no longer in production. Click here for more information on Micron Technology electronics, or how to find AERI electronic components.