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10.02.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay catgories in North America for the second quarter of 2014 were 7% higher than reported in the previous quarter and down slightly from the same quarter of 2013. Sales More...

09.04.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q1’14 were 12% above the previous quarter and 6% better observed in the first quarter of 2013. Sales units for Q1’14 totaled 11% better than More...

08.07.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q1 of 2014 were 5% better than the previous quarter and 1% better than observed in the first quarter of 2013. Sales units for Q1 2014 More...

06.26.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the first quarter of 2014 were 5% higher than in the previous quarter and 1% better than observed in the same quarter of 2013. Sales units More...

05.29.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

In 2013 switch market sales in North America were up 6% compared to 2012. Will 2014 be another year of growth? To answer this let’s take a look at the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, some sales More...

05.05.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q4 of 2013 were 5% below the previous quarter and 9% better than the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q4 2013 ran 6% below Q3 and 6% More...

04.01.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q4’13 were 10% below the previous quarter and 1% better than observed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q4 2013 ran 11% More...

03.11.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2013 were 5% lower than reported in the previous quarter and 4% below the same quarter of 2012. Sales units for More...

02.27.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q3’13 were 1% below the previous quarter and 3% better than the third quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q3’13 came in about equal to Q2 and 8% More...

01.06.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch types in North America for Q3 of 2013 were 1% higher than reported in the previous quarter and 13% better than observed in the third quarter of 2012. Sales units for More...

11.27.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay types in North America for the third quarter of 2013 were 7% lower than the previous quarter and 11% below the same quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q3 also came in More...

11.06.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q2’13 were 1% above the previous quarter and less than 1% better than observed in the second quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q2 came in 2% More...

10.09.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2 of 2013 were 5% higher the previous quarter and 5% better observed in the second quarter of 2012. More...

08.28.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay types in North America for the second quarter of 2013 were 8% higher than reported in the previous quarter and 8% below that observed in the same quarter of 2012. Sales More...

08.14.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q1’13 were 15% above the previous quarter and 2% less than the first quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q1’13 came in 22% higher than units sold More...

07.10.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the first quarter of 2013 were 1% lower than reported in the previous quarter and 12% below same quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q1’13 More...

06.19.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the first quarter of 2013 were 1% lower than reported in the previous quarter and 12% below same quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q1’13 More...

05.15.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2012 were 15% lower than reported in the previous quarter and 8% below the same quarter of 2011. Sales units for More...

04.10.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q4 ’12 were 1% higher than the previous quarter and 13% better than the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales units for Q4 ’12 resulted in 3% More...

02.27.2013 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q4 of 2012 were 10% below the previous quarter and slightly more than observed in the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales units for Q4’12 came in More...

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Michael Schwert

Michael is the founder of Cumulus, Inc. He has more than 30 years of marketing and sales as well as design experience in the electronic and electrical component industry. Prior to founding Cumulus, he was Director of Marketing for Cherry Electrical Products and held other marketing management positions with Panduit, BRK Electronics, and Ideal Industries.

Cumulus provides market information and consulting services for the global electronic components industry. The company offers three publications: Switch Tracks, a quarterly report with market information on component switches; the Relay Report, a quarterly report with market information on component relays; and Market Notes, a monthly report on sales, bookings, and business conditions in the relay and switch market. Cumulus also manages projects that help leading global suppliers in the relay and switch industry to develop new products and reach new markets.

Schwert provides MarketEYE with monthly articles that include timely and accurate market information for the electromechanical component sector of the electronics industry.

Cumulus, Inc.

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