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08.26.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

August Preliminary PMI Leading Indicators; North American SEMI Equipment Bookings, Shipments & Book/Bill; 2Q’15 Smartphone Growth Slowdown and Shipments by Vendor; 2Q’17 Global DRAM Shipments by Vendo More...

08.19.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

2Q’15 Supply Chain Growth Update; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Global PCB Production – Top 25 Producers and Monthly Sales by Region; India’s PCB Industry; 2Q’15 World Wafer Shipments; Personal & Entry-Level More...

08.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Amid an ongoing tidal wave of mobile phone and portable Internet of Things (IoT) development (such as wearables), designers are being challenged to fit greater functionality into smaller form factors, More...

08.13.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

Speaking of dynamic regulations, the European Union’s REACH regulation of course takes the cakes for the environmental regulation that has the most moving parts manufacturers need to pay close attention More...

08.12.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Updated Second Quarter Global Growth by Electronic Sector; July Leading Indicators; June U.S. Factory Orders; Smartphone & Tablet Component Excess Inventory; Chip Order Visibility Slips due to Weak Demand More...

08.11.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Industry sales declined -6.5% in 2Q15 and -2.6% in 1Q15. Halfway through 2015, sales are -4.6%.

The following table shows industry sales by quarter for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The third and More...

08.05.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing's monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase More...

08.05.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

First Estimates of 2Q’15 Global Growth by Electronics Sector; Large North American EMS Companies’ Composite 2Q’15 Results; June Domestic Electronics Shipments and Orders; June North American PCB Output More...

07.29.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Preliminary July PMI Leading Indicators; 2Q’15 Smartphone Shipments by Vendor; N American June SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; Global LED Lighting Sales; Dual-SIM Smartphone Sales & Forecast; Copper More...

07.22.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China, Europe & Japan Updates; Internet of Things Forecast; World Semiconductor Capital Spending Outlook, June U.S. Industrial Production More...

07.22.2015 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

So far, the 21st century has been a bit rocky for the electronic components industry. The turn of the century began not with the popping of champagne corks but the popping of the tech bubble. The first More...

07.21.2015 // Drew Curtis in: Supply Chain

The biggest problem for manufacturers in the electronics industry isn’t getting parts, it’s getting the right part, to the right place, at the right time. However, even this three-headed issue has a solution More...

07.16.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Passive and active components traditionally are mounted on the surface of a PC board (PCB). But while component size, ball pitch and line width have been decreasing over the years, in the future it will More...

07.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May Semiconductor Shipments by Region; 2015 Semiconductor Growth Forecast lowered to 2.2% by Gartner; DRAM Module 2014 Revenues by Major Vendor; Viet Nam Electronics Exports and PCB Production Surge; Combined More...

07.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global More...

07.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Economy; Leading Indicators; U.S. May “Factory Orders” Report; N American PCB Industry Results for May 2015; Worldwide IT Spending Forecast; Smartphones to be 80% of Total Cellphone Shipments in More...

07.01.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

June “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; May Preliminary U.S. Electronics Shipments, Orders & Inventories; Japan Update; Cautious 2H’15 Notebook Outlook; Top 10 Handset Makers; PC Monitor Shipments by Major More...

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates’ looks at 10 years of connector industry income statements. Let’s take a look More...

06.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Growth by Sector of World Electronics Industry with Detailed Financials; May North American SEMI Equipment Shipments, Orders and Book/Bill Ratio More...

06.17.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China and Europe Updates; 1Q’15 SEMI Equipment Shipments by Major Country; Personal Computer Inventory Concerns in Europe; Wearables 1Q’15 Sales by Major Supplier; SSD Market Penetration Increa More...

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