Screaming Circuits: Industry

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Quoting PCB Assembly got you down?

In five years, plenty of new chip fabs will be online and we'll be able to buy those microcontrollers again. Of course, the brand new AugInt drive chips will still be hard to come by, but what breakthrough new technology... Read more

Supply Chain Woes - An open letter to microcontroller companies

To all of you out there who design, manufacture and sell microcontrollers - I'm talking to you! Actually, I'm talking to anyone who makes chips that have programmable configuration bits and overlapping model numbers. What do I mean by "overlapping... Read more

Broken Supply Chain: Good or Bad?

Some time ago, I read that it takes about 30 years for a new society-changing technology to explode into mainstream use after it’s shown to become commercially viable. My addition to that bit of wisdom is that for the first... Read more

Scam alert in the components world

As if there aren't enough challenges for all of us right now, we have been receiving reports of scammers impersonating legitimate component suppliers. They claim to have hard to get parts available, but just take your money and give nothing... Read more

The supply chain is still a mess - A few things you can do to help

I'm sure you are getting tired of us telling you that. We're certainly tired of saying it, but it is still the world we live in. It may not let up until the middle of next year. So, here it... Read more

Component supply - Is it panic time?

Is it panic time? If you know where your towel is, then no. But, it is time to prepare and take some action to protect yourself against supply chain disruptions. So, here's what we know: A fair number of silicon... Read more

Supply Chain Challenges are Back

Time to prepare for shortages Shortages and price increases are hitting the supply chain again. Some of the greatest effects are occurring in raw materials used in PCB fab and metal fabrication. Silicon components and capacitors are also showing increases... Read more

The work world in 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That often used (or yelled by my Jr High School football coach) statement has always struck me as being a bit odd. I’m sure my coach intended it to mean that... Read more

Prepping - Risk Mitigation

As of this writing, Screaming Circuits has not seen much impact from Coronavirus caused supply chain issues. However, we are keeping a close eye on the situation and have a graduated response plan. Our objective is to minimize the impact... Read more

Prepping for Supply Chain Issues - Alternate part numbers

So far, Screaming Circuits has seen little impact from the world-wide coronavirus outbreak. However, that may change as component manufacturer factory closures in the affected areas start to eat into the supply chain. Shortages could start to appear at any... Read more