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06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates’ looks at 10 years of connector industry income statements. More...

06.18.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses about 24 electronic products such as personal computers, mobile phones, televisions, and e-readers. More...

06.16.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

I was speaking to a group in Boston last month and made the point that manufacturers’ restricted/declarable substances lists (or RDSLs, like those from IBM, Sony, HP, American Apparel & Footwear Association, More...

06.09.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates measures the connector industry in U.S. dollars. When measured in dollars, the industry reports a -4.2% decline in world connector sales through April 2015 when compared to the same More...

06.04.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Specialty Components: A Fragmented and Profitable Sub-Segment of the Worldwide Passive Component Industry More...

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance results for OEM markets in 2014. More...

05.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

When you were a kid in school did you ever sit in class when the teacher brought up the subject of a report due the next day—knowing that you had no chance of being able to complete it on time—only to More...

05.19.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A look at lead time trends, vendor revenues and raw material pricing in the worldwide passive electronic components industry in April 2015. More...

04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision nature of the thin film components and the added volumetric efficiency that integrated passive device More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that More...

04.22.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In mid-March the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) once again held its annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), this time in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the conference’s More...

04.09.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

A year has passed since the last EU RoHS Update and it’s been a busy year for Everyone’s Favorite Directive. Here is where we stand: More...

03.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

IEEE’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) took place Feb. 22-26 in San Francisco. The theme of ISSCC 2015 was “novel system and circuit solutions which open new vistas for society, More...

03.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full-year 2014 to $52,855 million. Industry growth for 2015 is forecast at +5.1% YOY with sales of $55,569 million. More...

03.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There are three core technology groups employed to protect sensitive integrated circuits from the affects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) these include the silicon diode, the metal oxide varistor and More...

02.19.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Inductors play a fundamental role in the design and development of switch-mode power supplies (SMPS). All three primary SMPS topologies − step-down (buck), step-up (boost), and step-up/down (buck-boost More...

02.17.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In this, the fourth and final installment of this series, I will address the third step to chemical-related compliance: Make sure that the products placed into and sold in those markets meet or exceed More...

02.12.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full year 2014 to $52,855 million. More...

02.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Big Data: What it Means; and How to Apply it to the Capacitor Industry to Learn More about the Market More...

01.29.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Having shown steady growth over the last four quarters, the medical market is on target for 2014. More...

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