Track Supply Chain Data and More with Spectra from Nexar

Lawrence Romine
|  Created: April 26, 2022  |  Updated: August 17, 2022
April 22, 2022
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Altium is proud to announce Spectra, a suite of electronics industry data intelligence products that help businesses better anticipate supply chain challenges. The Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI) is the first product from Spectra. EDDI is a free, monthly report that provides a detailed picture of global part availability and stock over time. Our goal is to help you make smart buying decisions and anticipate supply chain problems before they derail your go-to-market strategy.
 
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Use supply-chain connected design tools to quickly find and place new parts. View real-time distributor data to ensure your parts are always in-stock.
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EDA industry thought-leader and veteran expert at Altium, Lawrence is a firm believer that unified solutions are not just nice, but essential.

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