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02.10.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

World Electronic Supply Chain 4Q’15 Growth by Sector; December U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Shipments, Orders & Inventories; December & Total 2015 Global Semiconductor Sales by Region; Taiwan Semiconductor More...

01.14.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The automotive cockpit electronics market is undergoing a transition to greater electronic content over the next five years with values increasing by a cumulative rate of an estimated 60%. Significant More...

12.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Typically we measure the top ten connector companies by total world sales. When annual sales are the unit of measure, the ten largest companies are as follows... More...

12.14.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There are many specific sub-segments of the global ceramic capacitor market. It is possible to look at the market from the perspective of high voltage, high frequency, high temperature; or specific harsh More...

12.14.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slowing in October, business confidence among buyers of electronic components improves slightly in November, as most report steady conditions despite a normal holiday slowdown.

Global More...

11.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The market for aluminum electrolytic capacitors was difficult in FY 2015 due to a sluggish market environment in TV set and home theatre equipment, as well as in the desktop and computer markets. However, More...

11.09.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Buyers of electronic components maintain their optimistic outlook in October, but confidence slows to lowest level in 2015.

Buyers of electronic components reported slowing optimism in October, More...

10.30.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

What’s the difference between the types of ferrite cores used in an inductor? Does the wire shape matter? Why should I use an X5R ceramic capacitor instead of a polymer tantalum capacitor? These are some More...

10.22.2015 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

It seems certain that the year for the electronics industry is going to end with a whimper. 2014 finished strong in all regions, setting the stage for a solid start to 2015, but by the second quarter the More...

10.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates has tracked the connector industry since 1980, 34 years. In 1980, annual connector sales were $8.9 billion, growing to $55.4 billion in 2014. More...

10.06.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

09.10.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

From its inception, silicon/CMOS photonics was supposed to revolutionize optical communications, but has yet to come to fruition. How much progress has been made so far? More...

09.05.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing's monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase More...

09.01.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global passive electronic component industry, which for the purposes of this article includes capacitors, linear and non-linear resistors and discrete inductors of all types and configurations, accounted More...

08.11.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Industry sales declined -6.5% in 2Q15 and -2.6% in 1Q15. Halfway through 2015, sales are -4.6%.

The following table shows industry sales by quarter for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The third and More...

08.05.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing's monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase More...

07.22.2015 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

So far, the 21st century has been a bit rocky for the electronic components industry. The turn of the century began not with the popping of champagne corks but the popping of the tech bubble. The first More...

07.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global More...

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. Let’s take a look 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...

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