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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...

03.24.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Forecast changes in temperature requirements in defense and downhole pump electronics have challenged the capacitor industry to produce new products that can operate in exceedingly higher temperatures More...

03.23.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.22.2016 // Jeff Ray in: TTI Insights

Passive product supply chains are increasingly lean and it is expected they will remain tight for the remainder of 2016. Suppliers are right-sizing their businesses by streamlining capacity, reducing costs More...

03.16.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

China/Taiwan & Japan Updates; european Semiconductor Distribution Sales up 11.3% in 4Q’15; Apple's iPhones Chip Suppliers Booking Production Capacity at Foundry & Backend Partners; Global Smartphone Sales More...

03.15.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Passive Electronic Components: State of the Industry More...

03.01.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

This past week Walt Custer spoke at the Surface Mount Technology Association Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting which focused on the 2016 industry economic and business outlook.

Jim Walker, Research More...

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