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01.21.2015 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Though not the company’s principal growth driver, acquisitions do contribute greatly to not only to new growth opportunities, but to accelerated growth with existing supplier partners in existing served More...

01.21.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Electronic Equipment and PCB Monthly Revenues by Region; Strong 2014 Finish in China/Taiwan; Europe Slows; Semiconductor Growth Revised Down to 5.4% in 2015; Automotive Printed Circuit Market; 4Q’14 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...

01.13.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The following installment of MarketEYE offers the reader both an annualized summary and a month-by-month analysis of the global passive electronic component markets for calendar year 2014. Passive electronic 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...

12.03.2014 // 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...

11.25.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Third Quarter Supply Chain Update; Leading Indicators Weaken in November; 3Q’14 European Component Sales; Japan Update; N. American SEMI Equipment Book/Bill Remains Below 1.0; LED Chip Makers Expect a More...

11.20.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer accurately describes small-volume online distributors; “non-authorized” and “blended” have replaced More...

11.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Record Semiconductor Sales in September; Global PM Leading Indicator Signals Modest Short-term Growth; Top 20 Semiconductor Suppliers in 2014; U.S. September Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders & Inventories; More...

10.28.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Against a backdrop of a steadily, albeit slowly, improving U.S. economy, the business for interconnect, passive and electromechanical electronic components has also exhibited steady-but-slow growth so More...

10.16.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Electronic Equipment Production by Country, Type & Year; 2014 Semiconductor Forecast; Semiconductor Materials Market; Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast; China Semiconductor Consumption and Local Production; More...

10.09.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Perhaps the only blemish in the otherwise remarkable and continuing rise of the semiconductor industry—worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an uptick of More...

10.08.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

September Leading Indicators Soften; August U.S. Electronic Equipment Demand Improves; World Semiconductor Shipments up 9.4% in August; Wearable Computer Device Forecast by Type; Industrial Robot Forecast More...

10.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

"Flash" PMI Leading Indicators for September; U.S. August “Durable Goods” Results; S Korean Slowdown Lowers Global 2014 PCB Growth Forecast; N. American August PCB Results; Strong Domestic Robotics Demand; More...

09.24.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

09.24.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

In simple terms, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services, a trend that increases the real value of money over time. In contrast, inflation is a sustained increase in general More...

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