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09.30.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A close look at how the global high-technology economy has increased the requirement for capacitance between 1990 and 2014. More...

09.25.2014 // Jeff Ray in: Industry Conditions

End-of-life (EOL) product announcements are a ritual of the electronics industry. When newer, smaller and faster are the watchwords of new products, at some point the older, slower, larger pieces fall 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...

09.23.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including stronger performance in the industrial, automotive, and telecom/datacom equipment sectors. More...

09.22.2014 // Jim Carbone in: Industry Conditions

The global market for discrete semiconductors will grow 3-4 percent per year through 2016 although there will be price erosion, according to chipmakers.

Ron Clifford, senior director regional More...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are capable of millions of charge/discharge cycles without degradation. More...

09.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slowing in July, the Global Purchasing Index rises more than 2 points in August, as buyers of electronic components point to better business conditions.

Global Purchasing’s monthly business More...

09.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July U.S. Electronics Demand Improves Slightly; August Leading Indicators Point to Continued Modest Global Growth; Personal Computer Forecast by Product Type; Robot Investment Forecast by Region; 2Q’14 More...

09.09.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

Today, electronics represent around 25% to 30% of a modern car production costs but, more importantly, electronic systems now contribute 90% of car innovations and new features, from emission levels to 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...

09.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July Semiconductor Shipments up 9.9% Globally; U.S. and Japan Updates; Weak July N. American PCB Demand; World PCB Shipments to Grow 3% in 2014; Revised Media Tablet Forecast; Personal Computer Outlook More...

08.27.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Detailed Sector Growth Charts; Mixed August PMI Leading Indicator Results; 2Q’14 European Electronic Component Shipments by Country; Second Quarter DRAM Sales by Vendor; Strong 2Q’14 Silicon Wafer Shipments; More...

08.26.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Analysts predict that by the end of 2015 that 15 billion devices will form the framework for the IoT, and this will increase by 235% to 50 billion devices by 2020. In the near-term, the majority of these More...

08.21.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China July Data; Global Economic and Electronic Equipment Forecast by Region by Year; Europe Update More...

08.21.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including stronger performance in the industrial, automotive, and telecom/datacom equipment sectors. More...

08.13.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Outlook for Electronics Supply Chain; Updated 2Q’14 Electronics Sector Growth Rates; Top 25 PCB Companies in 2013; June Domestic Electronics Update; Weak July for Foxconn Hon Hai More...

08.12.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

The chemical regulatory train keeps accelerating, with more and more chemicals being added to the REACH SVHC list every six months, new proposals for substance restrictions in many markets and product 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...

08.06.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

2Q’14 Growth by Electronics Sector; Custer Business Outlook Webinar Thurs August 7; June Semiconductor Shipments up 10.8%; July Global Leading Indicators; July U.S. Purchasing Managers Index at 57.1, N More...

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