The electronics market has continued to flourish throughout 2017 as we migrate towards a more connected society. Electronics are becoming a growing and integral part of our daily lives, with the number of devices out in the market quickly outnumbering the worldwide population. According to a recent press release by Gartner, the forecast for 2017 semiconductor revenue is expected to reach $411.1 billion, an explosive increase of 19.7% from 2016. Demand for components has begun to surpass supply, creating massive shortages within the industry. As a result, electronic manufacturers and PCB designers alike are feeling the heat, with lead times now reaching into 2018.
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