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09.02.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July U.S. Electronics Shipments, Orders & Inventories; IC Orders for Notebooks Picking up in 3Q’15; European Semiconductor Distribution Market (DMASS) Continues on Double-Digit Growth Path; Worldwide Wearables More...

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...

08.26.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

August Preliminary PMI Leading Indicators; North American SEMI Equipment Bookings, Shipments & Book/Bill; 2Q’15 Smartphone Growth Slowdown and Shipments by Vendor; 2Q’17 Global DRAM Shipments by Vendo More...

08.19.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

2Q’15 Supply Chain Growth Update; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Global PCB Production – Top 25 Producers and Monthly Sales by Region; India’s PCB Industry; 2Q’15 World Wafer Shipments; Personal & Entry-Level 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...

08.12.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Updated Second Quarter Global Growth by Electronic Sector; July Leading Indicators; June U.S. Factory Orders; Smartphone & Tablet Component Excess Inventory; Chip Order Visibility Slips due to Weak Demand 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...

08.05.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but rises only slightly following a jump in June.

Global Purchasing's monthly business optimism report registered 116.3 in July, an increase More...

08.05.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

First Estimates of 2Q’15 Global Growth by Electronics Sector; Large North American EMS Companies’ Composite 2Q’15 Results; June Domestic Electronics Shipments and Orders; June North American PCB Output More...

08.04.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q1 of 2015 were about equal to the previous quarter and 1% below the first quarter of 2014. Sales units for Q1 2015 came in 6% above More...

07.29.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Preliminary July PMI Leading Indicators; 2Q’15 Smartphone Shipments by Vendor; N American June SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; Global LED Lighting Sales; Dual-SIM Smartphone Sales & Forecast; Copper More...

07.22.2015 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

So far, the 21st century has been a bit rocky for the electronic components industry. The turn of the century began not with the popping of champagne corks but the popping of the tech bubble. The first More...

07.22.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China, Europe & Japan Updates; Internet of Things Forecast; World Semiconductor Capital Spending Outlook, June U.S. Industrial Production More...

07.21.2015 // Drew Curtis in: Supply Chain

The biggest problem for manufacturers in the electronics industry isn’t getting parts, it’s getting the right part, to the right place, at the right time. However, even this three-headed issue has a solution More...

07.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May Semiconductor Shipments by Region; 2015 Semiconductor Growth Forecast lowered to 2.2% by Gartner; DRAM Module 2014 Revenues by Major Vendor; Viet Nam Electronics Exports and PCB Production Surge; Combined 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...

07.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global More...

07.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Economy; Leading Indicators; U.S. May “Factory Orders” Report; N American PCB Industry Results for May 2015; Worldwide IT Spending Forecast; Smartphones to be 80% of Total Cellphone Shipments in More...

07.07.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all relay categories in North America for the first quarter of 2015 were 4% lower than reported in the previous quarter and up 1% the same quarter of 2014. Sales units for Q1 2015 More...

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