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02.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

February “Flash” Leading Indicators; Japan Update; N American January SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; 4Q’14 Workstation Shipments by Vendor 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...

02.12.2015 // 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...

01.29.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

January “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; Japan November Electronics Results; Top Global Semiconductor; European EMS Market; Global 2015 Smartphone Shipment; 1Q’15 Notebook Shipment Forecast by Brand; IMF 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...

01.21.2015 // 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...

01.08.2015 // 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...

12.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the first installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental compliance... 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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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...

11.20.2014 // 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 // 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...

11.12.2014 // 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...

11.05.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the previous installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental compliance 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 // 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...

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