SAN DIEGO — Nexar, a business unit of Altium, launched Spectra, electronics industry data intelligence products to help businesses better anticipate supply chain challenges and opportunities, and respond to changing market conditions.

Spectra empowers companies to make proactive design and purchasing decisions with actionable insights and intelligence. The Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI) is the first product being released. The EDDI will consist of three indicators: supply, demand and design. The inaugural report features the Industry Supply Index.

Published monthly and available at no cost, the EDDI is a report that identifies industry trends and changes. The Spectra Industry Supply Index provides insights into the supply chain industry, offering a detailed picture of global part availability and stock over time. Future iterations of the EDDI will include design and manufacturing data.

Along with EDDI, additional Spectra products will soon be launched, including Supply Chain Resilience, a custom report with in-depth data on your bill of materials that allows companies to view detailed trends for specific sets of components. Daily Inventory History, a historical record of part-level inventory availability, will also be launched in the near future.

“Spectra is the only source of electronics industry business intelligence that is combining end-to-end data from supply chain, design, and manufacturing sectors,” said Ted Pawela, chief ecosystem officer, Altium, and head of the Nexar business unit. “Our unique position in the industry allows us to provide our customers and partners a cohesive view of the electronics industry market conditions that is unrivaled by competitors."

The first EDDI report is now available at, with new reports released at the end of each month.

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