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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 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

In 2013, Europe accounted for 21.8% or $10,643 million of total world connector demand. This was an increase of 7.3% over 2012, when Europe accounted for $9.916 million. 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...

10.23.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

In 2012, the world mobile subscriber base grew at a rate of 7.5% to reach 6.4 billion users. For 2013, growth should be 6.6% to reach a worldwide base of 6.8 billion mobile phone users. More...

10.22.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Seasonal Upturn in Taiwan/China; Europe Update; Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Spending up 11.4% in 2014; Top 11 Defense Electronics Companies; World PC Shipments down 0.5% in 3Q’14; 3Q’14 Notebook More...

10.22.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

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...

10.01.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Business confidence continues to rise among buyers of electronic components as Global Purchasing Index hits 9-month high.

Buyers of electronic components maintained their optimistic outlook in 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...

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