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04.16.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Conditions Update; March Taiwan/China Results; 1Q’14 Personal Computer Sales; 2013 Global Semiconductor Materials & SEMI Equipment Markets; IMF Economic Outlook for 2014; Sensor/Actuator Market More...

04.15.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

It’s time for an industry standard that identifies the processes and business practices of authorized distributors More...

04.14.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

It’s Just A Matter of Time Before What Makes a Smartphone Smart Makes Everything Else Smart Too… More...

04.09.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Slower Short Term Global Growth Likely; World Semiconductor Sales Up 11.4% in February but Leading Indicator Points to Weaker Near Term Expansion; N. American PCB Book/Bill Near Parity; 2013 Semiconductor 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...

04.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. and Japan Updates; OLED Lighting Market Growth; Electronic Chemicals and Materials Market; Electronic Device Forecast by Type More...

04.01.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q4’13 were 10% below the previous quarter and 1% better than observed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q4 2013 ran 11% More...

04.01.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Sanctions, currency valuations and government legislation are impacting costs to produce, pricing and availability of electronic components in 2014. More...

03.26.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

North America SEMI Equipment Demand Improves; 2014 Projected Semiconductor CapEx by Company; RFID Market Size and Growth; Copper Price Dropping; 4K TV and PC Monitor Markets; External Disk Storage 4Q’13 More...

03.21.2014 // Bill Garcia in: Industry Conditions

There is an old adage posted in offices and manufacturing plants around the world that states, "Price, quality or speed – pick any two." I think it's a safe bet to say these signs are never found in the More...

03.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The global electronics supply chain is by its very nature a complicated business. Certain aspects of the relationship between suppliers, distributors and their customers only add to the complexity. But More...

03.19.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China and Europe Updates; SEMI Equipment World Sales up 34% in 4Q’13; January North American Orders & Shipments; Game Consoles Driving Component Sales; World TV Demand Weaker More...

03.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Domestic Electronics Demand; Strong January Semiconductor Shipments but Signs of Slower Growth; 2013 Tablet Sales by Supplier, External Disk Storage and Wearable Electronics Markets; February U.S. PMI More...

03.11.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2013 were 5% lower than reported in the previous quarter and 4% below the same quarter of 2012. Sales units for More...

03.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Positive Global and U.S. Electronics Growth; European 4Q’13 Component Shipments; Fourth Quarter Server Revenue & Unit Shipments by Supplier; Smartphone Forecast; Metal Prices; Historical & Current Currency 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...

02.27.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q3’13 were 1% below the previous quarter and 3% better than the third quarter of 2012. Sales units for Q3’13 came in about equal to Q2 and 8% More...

02.26.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Economy; "Final" 4Q'13 Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; Global Printed Circuit Forecast by Major Country; Japan 2013 Results by Electronics Sector; N. American January SEMI Equipment Sales More...

02.20.2014 // Kevin Sink in: Industry Conditions

It has been a little over five years since a Newsweek article brought the issue of counterfeit electronics to the attention of a wider audience. Since then, industry organizations mobilized to produce More...

02.19.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

Few individuals will work without the expectation of pay; yet a parallel to this scene plays out in the supply chain every day. The allocation – and cost − of resources attached to demand creation programs More...

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