Design with caution is the advice for mobile device makers as DRAM prices continue their upward climb and lead times range from six weeks to allocation, according to the latest Market and Technology Trends report now available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). In a video released today, Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, presents highlights of the most recent Market and Technology Trends report, including commentary on sourcing challenges for mobile DRAM and MLC-based Flash cards, and the exciting developments in wearable electronics which show great promise for applications across the healthcare, fashion, industrial, commercial and military sectors. The video is available here: http://bit.ly/1eETXez.
“Though pricing and lead times have stabilized in both the RF and analog sectors, we are seeing some troubling signs in the mobile DRAM space, particularly with LPDDR2 parts, where not all configurations and packages are well supported. In addition, EOL issues in lower-density NAND chips are putting stress on Flash supply,” said Iuorio. “Avnet shares our broad insight into technology developments through this monthly Market and Tech Trends report so that our customers have the information they need to make the most informed component choices from the very start of their design process. This helps to minimize sourcing risk and accelerate their development of truly differentiated products.”
Each month, Avnet’s Market & Technology Trends report details lead times, pricing trends, allocations, new product releases and end-of-life status on nearly 18 broad product categories from the company’s line card of more than 300 suppliers. Click here for full details on this month’s report, or to begin receiving your own free copy of this report, by subscribing to the mailing list.To receive the monthly Market and Tech Trends report from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, visit www.em.avnet.com/publications and subscribe today. Connect with Avnet: Connect with us on social mediaContribute to our technical forumsView product and company videos Buy our components About Avnet Electronics Marketing Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com. About Avnet, Inc. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.