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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...

01.13.2015 // 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...

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...

01.06.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the third quarter of 2014 were 2% higher than reported in the previous quarter and up 8% from the same quarter of 2013. Sales units for 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...

12.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

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

12.10.2014 // 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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12.04.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q2 of 2014 were 1% above the previous quarter and 4% better than the second quarter of 2013. 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:

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