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09.01.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global passive electronic component industry, which for the purposes of this article includes capacitors, linear and non-linear resistors and discrete inductors of all types and configurations, accounted More...

08.11.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Industry sales declined -6.5% in 2Q15 and -2.6% in 1Q15. Halfway through 2015, sales are -4.6%.

The following table shows industry sales by quarter for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The third and More...

08.05.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing's monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase More...

07.22.2015 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

So far, the 21st century has been a bit rocky for the electronic components industry. The turn of the century began not with the popping of champagne corks but the popping of the tech bubble. The first More...

07.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global More...

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates’ looks at 10 years of connector industry income statements. Let’s take a look More...

06.09.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates measures the connector industry in U.S. dollars. When measured in dollars, the industry reports a -4.2% decline in world connector sales through April 2015 when compared to the same More...

05.27.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May ‘Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; 1Q’15 Global Electronic Supply Chain “Final” Growth Rates; Japan Update; Record 1Q’15 European Semiconductor Shipments; Top 20 Global Semiconductor Suppliers in First More...

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance results for OEM markets in 2014. More...

05.20.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Significantly Revised Data for U.S. Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders and Inventories; China/Taiwan & Europe Updates; Q1’15 DRAM Revenues Decline; Smart TV Forecast; U.S. Industrial Production Continues More...

05.13.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’15 Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; April Leading Indicators by Key Country; March Semiconductor Shipments by Region; Weak PC Demand in 2Q’15; Global Fab Capacity and Wafer Fab Materials M More...

05.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but buyers surveyed report weaker confidence, as the index falls 12% compared to March.

Electronics Buyers Optimistic, But Report Slowdown More...

05.06.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Short term Semiconductor Outlook; March N America PCB Data; Personal Computer Prices to Rise; 1Q’15 Smartphone & Media Tablet Shipments; Hard Disk Drive Forecast; Weak 1Q’15 U.S. GDP Growth More...

04.24.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Buyers of electronic components remain upbeat about business in 2015. The monthly Global Purchasing Index rose 6% in March to a reading of 124.4, well above the 100-point mark indicating optimism among More...

03.16.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full-year 2014 to $52,855 million. Industry growth for 2015 is forecast at +5.1% YOY with sales of $55,569 million. More...

03.10.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Despite rising prices for certain electronic components, members of the Global Purchasing Index panel reported continued economic optimism in February. The GPI remained largely unchanged during the month—slowing More...

02.12.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Connector industry sales were up +5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $13,090 million. Connector sales grew +8.1% for the full year 2014 to $52,855 million. More...

02.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

After slipping below the 100-point mark indicating business optimism in December, the Global Purchasing Index surged 19% to a reading of 118 in January as buyers of electronic components reported better More...

02.11.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Walt Custer had the honor of delivering the keynote at EIPC’s Winter Conference in Munich recently and his presentation charts are attached. More...

01.29.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Having shown steady growth over the last four quarters, the medical market is on target for 2014. More...

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