Over the last 6 months, the global semiconductor shortage has been consistently making news for the wave of resulting disruption across the hardware world. From automotive to consumer electronics, virtually every hardware industry has had to scramble to find component replacements ranging from sophisticated ICs to simple microcontrollers.
Engineers have been hit hard by the weakened supply chain, like many other roles and industries. So what now? Offshoring, onshoring, and friendshoring all have their benefits. Here are some reasons why certain engineering groups are choosing to source their CMs differently.