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Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) Articles

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News & Analysis
24th January 2023
Counterfeit electronic components – are you worried...?

The supply disruption in electronic components markets over the last two years and the extended manufacturer lead-times that have resulted has led some organisations to turn to sources of supply that they would probably never consider in ‘normal’ market conditions. But purchasing outside manufacturer authorised channels opens the door to many risks, not least that of the unwitting import and use of counterfeit devices.

News & Analysis
2nd December 2022
ecsn/AFDEC sees 2.8 % growth for components in 2023

ecsn/AFDEC is forecasting 2.8% growth in 2023 for the UK and Ireland component distribution market.

News & Analysis
22nd November 2022
Supply and demand beginning to realign quickly

It was around this time last year that Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), predicted that supply and demand of electronic components in the global market would begin to realign at some point in 2H’22.

News & Analysis
28th September 2022
EU electronic components market trends

Each month the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) collates the statistical data returned by its member associations throughout Europe and publishes the consolidated figures as headline information.

News & Analysis
29th August 2022
Rolling off the throttle...

According to Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), the pendulum of supply and demand in the electronic components market is beginning to swing back towards equilibrium.

News & Analysis
26th July 2022
Breaking unintentional records

Ambient UK temperature isn’t the only record to fall this year: UK £ sterling exchange rates have hit new lows against the currencies of our main trading partners and rapidly rising inflation is driving up the price of almost everything to levels unseen by industry and consumers since the oil price shocks of the mid-1970s.

Industrial
27th June 2022
Demand drivers slowing...

According to Adam Fletcher, Chairman of ecsn, the latest data suggests that the current demand and supply cycle has passed its peak, but the market is uncertain about the velocity of the changes currently occurring. This piece reviews the global availability of electronic components and shares Adam’s insight into the evolving supply situation.

News & Analysis
24th May 2022
Strong growth period for European electronic components markets

Each month the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) collates the statistical data returned by its member associations throughout Europe and publishes the consolidated figures as headline information.

Production
26th April 2022
Why semiconductor recovery takes time

There’s been no easing of the shortage of some semiconductor devices over the last eighteen months, as the headlines in the industry trade media attest. In this article, Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) provides an explanation of why it takes so long for chip manufacturers to put their supply networks back in balance.

Production
28th March 2022
Is there turbulence ahead for the UK Electronic Components Supply Network?

At the end of last year, the Manufacturer Authorised Distributor members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) were looking forward to strong growth in electronic components markets in the first half of 2022, with something of a ’levelling out’ occurring in H’2.

Analysis
16th September 2021
Consolidated Q2’21 performance

Each month the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) collates the statistical data reported by its member associations throughout Europe, which it consolidates before publishing the figures as headline information. In his quarterly review for Electronics Specifier readers Adam Fletcher, IDEA Chairman, extracts three primary metrics from the consolidated report - ‘Bookings’ (net new orders entered), ‘Billin...

Analysis
1st March 2021
Electronic components network demand and supply

Just as members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) predicted in October last year lead-times currently being quoted by manufacturers of electronic components have stepped out, in some cases exacerbated by escalating prices and delayed shipments: According to the association’s Chairman Adam Fletcher, the pendulum of demand and supply in our industry is currently arcing wildly in the direction of tight supply, and with little ...

News & Analysis
3rd December 2020
ecsn sees low growth and lengthening lead times in 2021

UK component industry association ecsn is forecasting anything between a 0.2% decline to 4% growth for the UK and Ireland components market in the first half of 2021.

Latest
20th July 2020
Obituary George Ernest English, 1935 - 2020

The Leadership Group of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) was saddened to learn of the death of George English, Founder of G. English Electronics (GELEC). George died in the ‘Hospice in the Weald’ (Kent) on 1st July 2020 aged 85 after a short illness. George will be sadly missed by his wife Elizabeth and children Susan, David and Tracy, and his six grandchildren.

Analysis
21st January 2019
IP and Intelligence

Misappropriating IP, copying ideas and gathering intelligence on organisations, people and nations is as old as time and despite the increasing trade tensions particularly between the US, EU and China it isn’t going to stop anytime soon. It is however perfectly legitimate for organisations to look closely at their competitors’ products and services to understand if they have achieved a competitive advantage in the market and if so, us...

Analysis
8th October 2018
ecsn: UK distribution sales stay strong in August

Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), has reported continuing strong revenue growth in August 2018, traditionally one of the quieter months in the year. But at the same time he acknowledged an unusual eight point fall in the B2B (book to bill) ratio.

Blog
13th August 2018
Surfing ain’t enough: Engineers have to see, touch and talk

In this article Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) acknowledges the importance of the engineering team and explains why letting engineers out of the office or lab occasionally might well assist in the development process.

Analysis
13th July 2018
Trade war impacts electronic components markets

President Trump has escalated the looming trade dispute with China. On 10th June he announced further import tariffs of ten percent on over 6,000 products, leading some pundits to suggest that an all-out trade war is all but inevitable. In this article Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Networks (ecsn) provides an insight into the current imposition of ‘tit-for-tat’ tariffs and examines the impact they may hav...

Analysis
18th June 2018
Restricted MLCC supply focuses on re-design activity

The case sizes of Multi-Layered Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) available today are seemingly ever shrinking, which coupled with a long term reduction in manufacturing capacity for legacy commodity products and dramatically increasing manufacturer lead times is creating a supply headache for customers in Europe. In this update Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) examines the current issues and suggests h...

Analysis
5th June 2018
European electronic components market trends – Q1 2018

The European electronic components distributor total available market (DTAM) continued to grow in Q1 2018 with members of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) reporting Billings growth of seven percent when compared to the same calendar quarter 2017.

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