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09.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamAfter 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 confidence index rose 2.3% in August to 116.9, indicating continued optimism among purchasing managers and other buyers of electronic components. The August level approaches June’s record high of 117.5 and represents an increase over July’s slight dip to 115.5. The GPI has remained above the 100-point threshold indicating optimism since its launch in January and has maintained a steady surge throughout the summer....Continue Reading >>
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09.25.2014 // Jeff Ray in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngJeff RayJeff Ray, Vice President of Passive & Discrete Semiconductor Supplier Marketing at TTI, recommends Dr. Daniel Persico's article on tantalum supply and pricing....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

05.23.2014 // Jim Carbone in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngJim CarboneThe 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 marketing Americas for Vishay Semiconductors, noted that power transistors are the largest part of the discretes market and that World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) forecasts that power transistor sales growth will be slightly stronger than the overall discretes market.

However, he felt growth may not be as strong for power transistors as WSTS forecasts because of above average price erosion, especially for metal oxide semiconductor field emitting transistors (MOSFETs), which are the largest product segment within power transistors....Continue Reading >>
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09.24.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngMichael KnightIn 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 price levels over a period of time, a trend which reduces the real value of money. Even more simply put, during a deflationary period one is able to buy more for their money, and during an inflationary period, less....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

09.23.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including More...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are 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, More...

09.25.2014 // Jeff Ray in: Industry Conditions

Jeff Ray, Vice President of Passive & Discrete Semiconductor Supplier Marketing at TTI, recommends Dr. More...

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 More...

05.30.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

In May, an informal survey was conducted of TTI’s suppliers. We asked them about their Q1 2014 growth More...


09.25.2014 // Jeff Ray in: Industry Conditions

Jeff Ray, Vice President of Passive & Discrete Semiconductor Supplier Marketing at TTI, recommends Dr. 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 More...

09.23.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including 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 More...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are 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 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 More...

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