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09.22.2014 // Jim Carbone in: Industry Conditions

The global market for discrete semiconductors will grow 3-4 percent per year through 2016 although there will be price erosion, according to chipmakers.

Ron Clifford, senior director regional More...

07.17.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China June Revenues; Global Semiconductor Shipments Continue to Increase with $336 Billion predicted for total 2014; SEMI Equipment Forecasts; Personal Computer Growth Positive in 2Q’14; Worldwide More...

07.09.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. May “Factory Orders”; June PMI Leading Indicators; Smartwatch Market Forecast; Tablet Growth Weakens; Ultra HDTV Sales to Surge; Digital Cameras Market Forecast; Worldwide IT Spending Outlook, Automotive More...

07.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Late Spring Slowing; Solar/Photovoltaic Update; Silver Inks & Paste Market; N America PCB Industry Order Growth Stalls; 3D Printer Outlook; Global Consumer Electronics & Components Market More...

06.24.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Japan & Korea Updates; 2014 Global PCB Growth Forecast Lowered; 2H’14 Personal Computer Rebound Predicted; Smartphone Share of Connected Device Market Grows; Robot Shipments by Region; Top 10 Global Suppliers More...

06.18.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China & European Updates; 1Q’14 SEMI Equipment Sales; DRAM Quarterly Shipments & Pricing; Samsung Moving More Production to Vietnam; IBM to Sell its Wafer Fabs; European Update; Worldwide SEMI Equipment More...

05.28.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’14 Supply Chain “Final” Financial Results; Near-term Growth Outlook; Japan Update; North American SEMI Equipment Sales Rise; HDI Any-Layer PCB Capacity Maxed Out; Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, More...

05.23.2014 // Jim Carbone in: Industry Conditions

The global market for discrete semiconductors will grow 3-4 percent per year through 2016 although there will be price erosion, according to chipmakers.

Ron Clifford, senior director regional More...

05.20.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global 1Q’14 Electronic Supply Chain Growth; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; ZVEI market estimates & forecasts for German Electronics; South Korea Memory Chip1Q’14 Growth; Fabless Chip Companies 2013 Ranking; More...

04.29.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Right now the industry is in a “sweet spot.” Business conditions are such that we are on the positive side of all three profit killers. More...

04.24.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

A sharp decline in demand will automatically produce a decline in profits. We experienced this in 2001, 2002, and 2009 when connector sales declined -18.9%, -6.9%, and -21.9% respectively. More...

04.08.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The phrase “significant change” doesn’t adequately describe what happened in the connector industry over the past 10 years. More...

03.04.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The global rail industry market for connectors is expected to yield an 8.0% CAGR through 2018, growing to an annual volume of $828.8 million. More...

02.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Worldwide industry sales in 2013 were up +2.7% for the full year over 2012. Sales totaled $48,877 million. Fourth quarter sales were $12,449 million, up +4.0% over the prior year. Note that 2013 results More...

01.21.2014 // Lew LaFornara in: TTI Insights

Industrial Q&A with TTI Inc. An interview with Lew LaFornara, VP Supplier Marketing and Product Management, TTI Inc. More...

01.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. Electronics Demand Improves in November; Interesting European PCB Data; Japanese SEMI and Flat Panel Display Equipment Orders & Shipments; 3Q’13 Global PC Monitor Shipments; U.S. Leading Indicator More...

12.23.2013 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

December PMI “Flash” Reports; Japanese Electronic Production Up 2.6% in October 2013 vs. October 2012; N. American SEMI Equipment Book/Bill 1.11 in November; Medical Electronic Sales Rising as Semiconductor More...

12.10.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Industry sales are up +2.2% through October 2013 (10 months). Sales improved modestly in each quarter, increasing +1.2%, +1.8%, and +3.6%, respectively. More...

12.04.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Ronald E. Bishop discusses how there are three things that will kill the profitability of an industry and the individual companies within an industry. More...

09.25.2013 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The 10 biggest connector companies are essential to the industry, and it’s important for design engineers to know them well. However, the Top 10 list changes significantly when the definition of “Top 10” More...

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