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07.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates just completed the 2014 U.S. Customer Survey of the Connector Industry asking connector users to evaluate 46 connector manufacturers. A total of 455 users answered 20 questions relating More...

07.17.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China June Revenues; Global Semiconductor Shipments Continue to Increase with $336 Billion predicted for total 2014; SEMI Equipment Forecasts; Personal Computer Growth Positive in 2Q’14; Worldwide More...

07.09.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. May “Factory Orders”; June PMI Leading Indicators; Smartwatch Market Forecast; Tablet Growth Weakens; Ultra HDTV Sales to Surge; Digital Cameras Market Forecast; Worldwide IT Spending Outlook, Automotive More...

07.02.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index rises 5% in June to 117, its highest reading since January

Following three months of declines, the Global Purchasing Index rallied in June, rising nearly 5% to 117.5, its More...

07.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Late Spring Slowing; Solar/Photovoltaic Update; Silver Inks & Paste Market; N America PCB Industry Order Growth Stalls; 3D Printer Outlook; Global Consumer Electronics & Components Market More...

06.26.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

After having recovered in 2010 from the 2009 recession, the global industrial sector market has not been immediately affected by the financial crisis in 2011. But the global weakness of the economy in More...

06.24.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Japan & Korea Updates; 2014 Global PCB Growth Forecast Lowered; 2H’14 Personal Computer Rebound Predicted; Smartphone Share of Connected Device Market Grows; Robot Shipments by Region; Top 10 Global Suppliers More...

06.19.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After declining in March and April, Global Purchasing’s Global Purchasing Index held steady in May, registering 111.9—a slight .14% decline compared to April. The GPI has remained above the 100-point mark More...

06.18.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China & European Updates; 1Q’14 SEMI Equipment Sales; DRAM Quarterly Shipments & Pricing; Samsung Moving More Production to Vietnam; IBM to Sell its Wafer Fabs; European Update; Worldwide SEMI Equipment More...

06.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates just completed the 2014 Customer Survey of the Connector Industry asking connector users to evaluate 46 connector manufacturers. A total of 455 users answered 20 questions relating More...

06.11.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Outlook Improves but Varies by Country; Global Semiconductor Sales up 11.5% in April 2014 vs. April 2013; New WSTS & SIA Semiconductor Forecast by Region & Product for 2014 to 2016; European Electronic More...

06.04.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Domestic U.S. Electronics Demand Improving; April North American PCB Orders & Shipments; Global Smartphone Shipments; Leading Under-the-Hood Electronics Suppliers; Media Tablet Projections Lowered; 1Q’14 More...

06.03.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

PC unit sales declined 10% in 2013 for the second straight year of contraction, as the computer market contracts and swaps PCs for tablets and smartphones. 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 rates in North America by product type – comparing the prior quarter and the same quarter of the prior More...

05.28.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’14 Supply Chain “Final” Financial Results; Near-term Growth Outlook; Japan Update; North American SEMI Equipment Sales Rise; HDI Any-Layer PCB Capacity Maxed Out; Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, More...

05.23.2014 // 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...

05.22.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

I just got back from the annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) where I had a chance to get a download from all of our suppliers, and even a summary download from some suppliers TTI doesn’t carry as More...

05.20.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global 1Q’14 Electronic Supply Chain Growth; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; ZVEI market estimates & forecasts for German Electronics; South Korea Memory Chip1Q’14 Growth; Fabless Chip Companies 2013 Ranking; More...

05.14.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Manufacturing Growth – Asia slows, U.S. and Europe Improve, World Contracts Slightly; First Quarter Electronic Supply Chain Growth Update; 1Q’14 Smartphone Operating Systems, First Quarter Media Tablet More...

05.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

First Quarter Global Electronic Equipment Growth by Sector; U.S. Electronics Demand Increases; North American PCB Industry Reports Stronger Results; March Semiconductor Shipments by Region; Strong First More...

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