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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...

11.12.2014 // 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...

11.05.2014 // 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...

10.23.2014 // 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

10.21.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Primary Sources Voice Concerns About FY 2015 and FY 2016 Economic Outlook for the Electronic Components Industry 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...

09.30.2014 // 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

09.23.2014 // 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...

09.12.2014 // 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...

09.03.2014 // 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...

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