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06.22.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Outlook for Europe More...

06.16.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry’s annual flagship conference. DAC offers education, exhibits and networking opportunities for designers, researchers, More...

06.16.2016 // Pat Denton in: TTI Insights

While the need for circuit protection dates back to the origin of electronic devices, circuit protection devices have evolved to meet new technology demands. Circuit protection provides reliability and More...

06.15.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China Update; Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease in April; Autonomous Vehicle Sales Forecast; North American Robotics Market; Worldwide PC Shipments Forecast to Decline 7.3% y/y in 2016 More...

06.13.2016 // Rick Harvey in: TTI Insights

The offshoring trend that has dominated manufacturing footprint strategy for the last 30 years was based on solid benefits: lower labor costs, access to raw materials, inexpensive rent, etc. However, many More...

06.13.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 companies for telecom sales had total revenues of almost $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies.

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06.08.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May PMI Leading Indicators; April U.S. “Factory Orders” Show Modest Improvement; North American PCB Business Growth Continued in April; Top 10 automotive PCB makers in 2015; U.S. Drone Sales Accelerate; More...

06.07.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

06.06.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

I’m sitting across from a team of engineers in Huntsville (Rocket City), Alabama and they have a problem. Apparently an external power supply on the International Space Station was failing repeatedly More...

05.31.2016 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch category in North America for Q4 of 2015 were 11% below the previous quarter and 8% lower than the fourth quarter of 2014. Sales units for Q4 2015 came in 14% below More...

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...

05.17.2016 // Brian Wellhouse in: TTI Insights

Static objects are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Connected devices are now a way of life: wearable technology that detects an oncoming seizure, street lamps that measure traffic patterns to improve More...

05.12.2016 // Quang Luong in: TTI Insights

Stricter emissions requirements are driving a lot of changes for commercial vehicle (CV) OEMs that are in turn escalating the need for components that are resistant to harsh environments. OEMs are redesigning 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...

05.10.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

If it seems to you that Bluetooth and WiFi, the two most widely used forms of wireless connectivity, have been around for a very long time, well, it’s pretty much true. Back in 1994, Ericsson invented More...

05.05.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total, worldwide outlay, according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). The U.S. leads the list at 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...

05.03.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global capacitor industry, which for the purposes of this article includes ceramic, aluminum, tantalum and plastic film capacitors of all types and configurations, will accounted approximately $20 More...

05.02.2016 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the fourth quarter of 2015 were 9% lower than the previous quarter and down 15% from the same quarter of 2014. Sales units for Q4 2015 More...

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