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04.12.2016 // Lew LaFornara in: TTI Insights

As we close the first quarter of 2016, TTI’s Lew LaFornara, VP Supplier Marketing and Product Management, takes a look at trends for the connectors industry.

Market conditions are essentially More...

04.10.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The euro and yen decline in value against the US dollar has started to moderate in 2016 while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar. The following table measures the decline for More...

08.17.2015 // Lew LaFornara in: Connectors

The world's electronics connectors suppliers prefer to have specific focus – build the best connectors possible, operate efficiently and cost effectively, provide innovative and enabling technologies, More...

05.21.2015 // John Sandy in: TTI Insights

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate court decision, perhaps even answer: do your connectors contain conflict minerals? For the More...

10.22.2014 // Lew LaFornara in: Connectors

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate court decision, perhaps even answer: do your connectors contain conflict minerals? For the 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...

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 // 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...

06.24.2014 // 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...

06.18.2014 // 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...

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...

05.20.2014 // 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...

04.29.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Right now the industry is in a “sweet spot.” Business conditions are such that we are on the positive side of all three profit killers. More...

04.24.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

A sharp decline in demand will automatically produce a decline in profits. We experienced this in 2001, 2002, and 2009 when connector sales declined -18.9%, -6.9%, and -21.9% respectively. More...

04.08.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The phrase “significant change” doesn’t adequately describe what happened in the connector industry over the past 10 years. More...

03.04.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The global rail industry market for connectors is expected to yield an 8.0% CAGR through 2018, growing to an annual volume of $828.8 million. More...

02.17.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Worldwide industry sales in 2013 were up +2.7% for the full year over 2012. Sales totaled $48,877 million. Fourth quarter sales were $12,449 million, up +4.0% over the prior year. Note that 2013 results More...

01.21.2014 // Lew LaFornara in: Connectors

Industrial Q&A with TTI Inc. An interview with Lew LaFornara, VP Supplier Marketing and Product Management, TTI Inc. More...

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