News From The Forest
Welcome to the September 2018 edition of the
Silicon Forest Electronics eBrief
Lead-Time Apocalypse - SFE at the UAS Summit 

Silicon Forest Electronics EVP/General Manager Jay Schmidt presented at the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in early August.  Jay was joined by Dustin Carlson, Western Region Manager for Digi-Key Electronics, a key distributor of electronic components. 

Jay's presentation, "Lead-Time Apocalypse" was created to raise awareness about the growing difficulty in obtaining electronic components due to the growth in a variety of industries, and how the "Apocalypse" could affect the growing markets of unmanned systems and aerospace electronics. 

UAS Magazine featured the "Lead-Time Apocalypse" presentation in a recent publication - click here to see the full story.  
AUSA Ahead! 

Silicon Forest Electronics will return as an exhibitor at the 2018 AUSA (Association of the U.S. Army) Annual Meeting & Exposition.  SFE will be part of the Pacific NW Defense Coalition exhibit, held October 8-10 at the Washington DC Convention Center.
The AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America.  Within the exhibit hall, attendees will find over 700 exhibitors, including leading manufacturers, solution providers and suppliers.
To learn more about the 2018 AUSA Annual Meeting, click here or to meet at the event, please contact Senior Sales Engineer Brian Spratt (
S FE at the 2018 Commercial UAV Expo
Silicon Forest Electronics will return as an exhibitor at the Commercial UAV Expo, Oct. 1-3, at The Westgate in Las Vegas.  In 2017, more than 2,000 professionals from every US state and 53 countries gathered for three days of education, networking, and buying and selling solutions, securing the Commercial UAV Expo status as the definitive commercial drone conference and expo in North America.
For more information about the 2018 Commercial UAV Expo, click here, or contact Frank Nichols ( )
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