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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...

02.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slipping below the 100-point mark indicating business optimism in December, the Global Purchasing Index surged 19% to a reading of 118 in January as buyers of electronic components reported better More...

02.11.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Walt Custer had the honor of delivering the keynote at EIPC’s Winter Conference in Munich recently and his presentation charts are attached. 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...

01.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Domestic Electronics Demand Weakened in November; 2015 PCB Forecast by Month by Region; Top Companies’ 2015 Semiconductor Revenues; Global Smartphone & Tablet Prices by Year; PC, Tablet, Ultramobile & More...

01.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index slips as 2014 ends, but some purchasing professionals remain upbeat about 2015

December total GPIPurchasing professionals said their business confidence weakened in December, More...

01.07.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

November Semiconductor Shipments Still Strong but Growth Appears to Have Peaked; PMI Leading Indicators Point to Slower Near-Term Manufacturing Growth for Most Countries; LCD TV Shipment Demand Still More...

12.31.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Flat November U.S. Electronics Demand; N. American PCB Shipments Weaken; S. Korean Printed Circuit Shipments Down 12% in 3Q’14 vs 3Q’13 but Stable Sequentially; N. American SEMI Book/Bill Improves; Wafer More...

12.29.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Japan Update; December “Flash” Leading Indicators; European Growth Improves Slightly; S. Korean Smartphone Exports Drop; Global Storage Market Expands; 3Q’14 Mobile Phone & PC Monitor Markets; Exchange More...

12.17.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Global PCB Shipments up <1% in 2014; 3Q’14 SEMI Equipment Shipments by Major Country; Updated SEMI Equipment Forecast More...

12.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Leading Indicators Point to Slower Growth; U.S. October Electronics Data; Global Semiconductor Growth Continues in October; WSTS Semiconductor Forecast for 2014-2016; 3Q’14 Server Shipments More...

12.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A fuse is an electrical or electronic circuit protection device that protects a circuit against overcurrent, by “melting” or “fusing” open its conductive element when an excessive and or overload “short More...

12.04.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Purchasing Execs Maintain Positive Outlook

GPI dips slightly in November but remains in positive territory, as purchasing professionals point to steady lead times, higher prices during the month.

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12.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Final Third Quarter Global Electronics Growth by Sector; October U.S. Electronics Shipments and Orders; N. America PCB Orders Surge; Global WLAN Market; Media Tablet Forecast; Smartphone Global Outlook; More...

11.20.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector -automotive. More...

11.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

New orders continue to grow and purchasing activity is on the rise, as electronic components buyers maintain optimistic outlook.

The Global Purchasing Index continued its upward climb in October, More...

11.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

3Q’14 Growth by Sector for Global Electronic Supply Chain; September U.S. Electronic Equipment (and related) Orders & Shipments; IPC Releases September N American PCB Data; Strong 3Q’14 Media Tablet Sales; More...

10.29.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

October “Flash” Leading Indicators; Japan Update; North American SEMI Equipment Orders and Shipments Weaken; Top Automotive Semiconductor Suppliers; Projected Internet of Things volumes in 2014 and 20 More...

10.28.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

In 2013, Europe accounted for 21.8% or $10,643 million of total world connector demand. This was an increase of 7.3% over 2012, when Europe accounted for $9.916 million. More...

10.23.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

In 2012, the world mobile subscriber base grew at a rate of 7.5% to reach 6.4 billion users. For 2013, growth should be 6.6% to reach a worldwide base of 6.8 billion mobile phone users. More...

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