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06.22.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Outlook for Europe More...

06.16.2016 // Pat Denton in: TTI Insights

While the need for circuit protection dates back to the origin of electronic devices, circuit protection devices have evolved to meet new technology demands. Circuit protection provides reliability and More...

06.15.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China Update; Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease in April; Autonomous Vehicle Sales Forecast; North American Robotics Market; Worldwide PC Shipments Forecast to Decline 7.3% y/y in 2016 More...

06.13.2016 // Rick Harvey in: TTI Insights

The offshoring trend that has dominated manufacturing footprint strategy for the last 30 years was based on solid benefits: lower labor costs, access to raw materials, inexpensive rent, etc. However, many More...

06.08.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May PMI Leading Indicators; April U.S. “Factory Orders” Show Modest Improvement; North American PCB Business Growth Continued in April; Top 10 automotive PCB makers in 2015; U.S. Drone Sales Accelerate; More...

06.06.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

I’m sitting across from a team of engineers in Huntsville (Rocket City), Alabama and they have a problem. Apparently an external power supply on the International Space Station was failing repeatedly More...

05.25.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. Data Revisions; Japan Update; Top-20 Semiconductor Companies' Sales down 6% in 1Q’16; Global DRAM Revenues Drop 16.6% in 1Q’16; NAND Market in First Quarter; Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Decreased More...

05.18.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

China/Taiwan & Europe Updates; Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending to Decline 2% in 2016; Worldwide Semiconductor Photomask Market Forecast; Panel Demand Picking Up; 1Q’16 Notebook Computer Market More...

05.17.2016 // Brian Wellhouse in: TTI Insights

Static objects are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Connected devices are now a way of life: wearable technology that detects an oncoming seizure, street lamps that measure traffic patterns to improve More...

05.12.2016 // Quang Luong in: TTI Insights

Stricter emissions requirements are driving a lot of changes for commercial vehicle (CV) OEMs that are in turn escalating the need for components that are resistant to harsh environments. OEMs are redesigning More...

05.11.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’16 Global Electronics Growth by Sector – First Estimate; Global Semiconductor Sales Increase Slightly in March; April Global and Regional PMI Leading Indicators; April U.S. Electronics Activity; Worldwide More...

05.04.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S EMS Providers 1Q’16 Financial Results; March 2016 U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Shipments, Orders and Inventories; North American PCB Shipments up 6.1% y/y in 1Q’16; Worldwide Smartphone Vendors Shipped More...

05.03.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global capacitor industry, which for the purposes of this article includes ceramic, aluminum, tantalum and plastic film capacitors of all types and configurations, will accounted approximately $20 More...

04.27.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Japan Update; April “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; N America-based SEMI Equipment March 2016 Book/bill =1.15; Japan SEMI & FPD Equipment Orders & Shipments; Global Smartphone Shipments in 1Q’16 More...

04.20.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

04.13.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

04.11.2016 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index rises 3%, as buyers cite stable purchases of electronic components and a slight increase in new orders from customers.

Buyers of electronic components maintained their More...

04.06.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.29.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.29.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, has proven to be an unusual economic year in the history of tracking the global capacitor, resistor and inductor markets worldwide. The market environment is succumbing More...

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