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Season 5 - Episode #3 - How to respond to chipageddon

24th September 2021
Joe Bush

The last 18 months has laid bare the shortages currently affecting the global electronics industry. Leading to what some are calling ‘chipageddon’.

As the unseen workhorses of modern industry semiconductors (SCs) sit at the heart of almost every electrical product. This places huge pressure on those supplying the raw materials necessary to make SCs and printed circuit boards (PCBs), not to mention the contract manufacturers responsible for fulfilling customers’ orders. Unsurprisingly, the impact of a shortage is felt almost immediately and often creates a knock-on effect that can interrupt output for months, if not more.

To discuss today’s market and how to manage the effects of chipageddon in this podcast we speak to Paul van der Tang (top) and Dan Attewell, respectively Purchasing Director and Technical Sales Director at Offshore Electronics.

Paul was one of seven founding directors of Offshore Electronics in 1990. And with over 30 years’ experience in a purchasing environment, Paul’s expertise has allowed him to successfully navigate the supply chain issues currently facing the electronics industry.

Dan Attewell’s career began with a work experience placement at Offshore Electronics following a chance meeting with Paul in 2001. Twenty years later, Dan can lay claim to being the first former apprentice to join the company's board.

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