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Supply Shortages

During the past few weeks, we have received several reports of companies increasing their production capacities by buying or taking over factories and production sites. This is a logical consequence of the shortages we have experienced over the past months. The hunger for semiconductors and electronic components often couldn’t be met, which may have resulted in a standstill at the customer’s factory. There are several reasons for this. First of all, a worldwide pandemic, but also natural disasters, fires in factories or stranded ships in the Suez Canal. What strikes me is that there seems to be a certain trend to look more locally. A way to minimize risks and become more independent, because one thing is clear, the demand will at least remain at the current high level or, more likely, even increase. Future technologies such as the Internet of Thin...

Supply Shortages

During the past few weeks, we have received several reports of companies increasing their production capacities by buying or taking over factories and production sites. This is a logical consequence of the shortages we have experienced over the past months. The hunger for semiconductors and electronic components often couldn’t be met, which may have resulted in a standstill at the customer’s factory. There are several reasons for this. First of all, a worldwide pandemic, but also natural disasters, fires in factories or stranded ships in the Suez Canal. What strikes me is that there seems to be a certain trend to look more locally. A way to minimize risks and become more independent, because one thing is clear, the demand will at least remain at the current high level or, more likely, even increase. Future technologies such as the Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence are in the starting blocks, the acceptance of electro mobility is increasing and there is no way around renewable energies! Good for you and for us, because power electronics is the basis for all of this!

The second edition of Bodo's Wide Bandgap Expert Talk was again a great success. Many thanks to all participants. If you missed it, don't worry. As usual, we recorded the sessions and they are available on our website. We will definitely continue this format, the date for the next talk is already set for September 29. If you have something interesting to say about SiC or GaN and are wondering how you can participate as an expert, feel free to contact us via the usual channels and we will find a way. I can confirm that the format is based on contributions in the magazine!

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving North America efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all our content on the website eepower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version: bodospowerchina.com

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
What’s good for companies might also be good for individuals. Look local when you buy your services and vacation.

Kind regards
Holger