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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...

05.11.2016 // 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...

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

04.06.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.29.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.23.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

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...

03.01.2016 // 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.

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02.25.2016 // 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...

02.17.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Europe Update; 2015 EMS & ODM Revenues; Process Equipment, Consumables and CCL Laminate 4Q’15 Growth; Another Record Year for Silicon Wafer Shipment Volumes in 2015; 5G Status & Outlook; Nokia Warns of More...

02.10.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

World Electronic Supply Chain 4Q’15 Growth by Sector; December U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Shipments, Orders & Inventories; December & Total 2015 Global Semiconductor Sales by Region; Taiwan Semiconductor More...

02.03.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. December Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders & Inventories; N American SEMI Equipment December Orders & Shipments; N American December PCB Orders & Shipments; Top Global Semiconductor Customers More...

01.27.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

European & Global Business Outlook; Japan Update; January PMI Leading Indicators; Worldwide Device Shipments by Category; 2016 Global Notebook Shipment Forecast by Manufacturer; Worldwide IT Spending Forecast More...

01.20.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

4Q’15 Global Electronic Supply Chain Update; Europe & China/Taiwan Updates; Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending Forecast; 4Q’15 Personal Computer Revenues by Supplier More...

01.13.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. Electronic Supply Chain - November Shipments, Orders & Inventories; PMI Leading Indicators; Global Semiconductor Sales Dip Slightly in November; Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 1.9% in 2015; More...

01.07.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

N American PCB Shipments up 0.4% y/y and Bookings up 7.9% in November; Global & Japanese Electronics & Information Technology Industry Production Forecasts; 4Q’15 iPhone Shipments to be 5-10% Short of More...

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Walt D. Custer

Walt Custer is an industry analyst focused on the global electronics industry. Prior to forming Custer Consulting Group he was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Morton Electronic Materials, a global supplier of specialty chemicals and process equipment for the PCB industry.

Custer has been a member of the IPC trade organization since 1975 where he received both the President's and the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Awards. He is currently a member of the IPC Executive Market & Technology Steering Committee. Custer is also a Director of the EIPC European PCB trade organization.

He authors regular “Market Outlook” columns for Global SMT & Packaging magazine, the Journal of the HKPCA and the TTI MarketEYE website.

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