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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...

08.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Amid an ongoing tidal wave of mobile phone and portable Internet of Things (IoT) development (such as wearables), designers are being challenged to fit greater functionality into smaller form factors, More...

08.13.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

Speaking of dynamic regulations, the European Union’s REACH regulation of course takes the cakes for the environmental regulation that has the most moving parts manufacturers need to pay close attention 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...

08.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The “Industrial End-Use Market” for capacitors constitutes about 20% of the global capacitor industry for FY 2015 worth almost $4 billion USD. More...

07.16.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Passive and active components traditionally are mounted on the surface of a PC board (PCB). But while component size, ball pitch and line width have been decreasing over the years, in the future it will More...

07.14.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The Passive Component Raw Material Index (which covers feedstock pricing for many of the primary raw materials consumed in the production of passive electronic components) showed a DECREASE in JUNE on 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...

06.18.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses about 24 electronic products such as personal computers, mobile phones, televisions, and e-readers. With More...

06.16.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

I was speaking to a group in Boston last month and made the point that manufacturers’ restricted/declarable substances lists (or RDSLs, like those from IBM, Sony, HP, American Apparel & Footwear Association, 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...

06.04.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Specialty Components: A Fragmented and Profitable Sub-Segment of the Worldwide Passive Component Industry 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...

05.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

When you were a kid in school did you ever sit in class when the teacher brought up the subject of a report due the next day—knowing that you had no chance of being able to complete it on time—only to More...

05.19.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A look at lead time trends, vendor revenues and raw material pricing in the worldwide passive electronic components industry in April 2015. More...

04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision nature of the thin film components and the added volumetric efficiency that integrated passive device More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that More...

04.22.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In mid-March the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) once again held its annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), this time in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the conference’s More...

04.09.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

A year has passed since the last EU RoHS Update and it’s been a busy year for Everyone’s Favorite Directive. Here is where we stand: More...

03.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

IEEE’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) took place Feb. 22-26 in San Francisco. The theme of ISSCC 2015 was “novel system and circuit solutions which open new vistas for society, More...

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