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12.17.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Global PCB Shipments up <1% in 2014; 3Q’14 SEMI Equipment Shipments by Major Country; Updated SEMI Equipment Forecast More...

12.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the first installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental compliance... More...

12.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Leading Indicators Point to Slower Growth; U.S. October Electronics Data; Global Semiconductor Growth Continues in October; WSTS Semiconductor Forecast for 2014-2016; 3Q’14 Server Shipments More...

12.09.2014 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A fuse is an electrical or electronic circuit protection device that protects a circuit against overcurrent, by “melting” or “fusing” open its conductive element when an excessive and or overload “short More...

12.04.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Purchasing Execs Maintain Positive Outlook

GPI dips slightly in November but remains in positive territory, as purchasing professionals point to steady lead times, higher prices during the month.

The More...

12.04.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q2 of 2014 were 1% above the previous quarter and 4% better than the second quarter of 2013. More...

12.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Final Third Quarter Global Electronics Growth by Sector; October U.S. Electronics Shipments and Orders; N. America PCB Orders Surge; Global WLAN Market; Media Tablet Forecast; Smartphone Global Outlook; More...

11.25.2014 // Walt D. Custer in:

Third Quarter Supply Chain Update; Leading Indicators Weaken in November; 3Q’14 European Component Sales; Japan Update; N. American SEMI Equipment Book/Bill Remains Below 1.0; LED Chip Makers Expect a More...

11.20.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector -automotive. More...

11.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The electronics distribution industry is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. “Catalog” no longer accurately describes small-volume online distributors; “non-authorized” and “blended” have replaced More...

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11.19.2014 // Joe Venturella in: TTI Insights

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI Vice President, Transportation Business Unit, and asked how buyers in the transportation section can best prepare for 2015. More...

11.18.2014 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2’14 were 1% less than the previous quarter and 5% the second quarter of 2013. Sales units for Q2’14 totaled 4% above units sold in More...

11.12.2014 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

New orders continue to grow and purchasing activity is on the rise, as electronic components buyers maintain optimistic outlook.

The Global Purchasing Index continued its upward climb in October, More...

11.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Record Semiconductor Sales in September; Global PM Leading Indicator Signals Modest Short-term Growth; Top 20 Semiconductor Suppliers in 2014; U.S. September Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders & Inventories; More...

11.05.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

In the previous installment of this column, I described the three basic steps to chemical-related environmental compliance More...

11.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

3Q’14 Growth by Sector for Global Electronic Supply Chain; September U.S. Electronic Equipment (and related) Orders & Shipments; IPC Releases September N American PCB Data; Strong 3Q’14 Media Tablet Sales; More...

10.29.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

October “Flash” Leading Indicators; Japan Update; North American SEMI Equipment Orders and Shipments Weaken; Top Automotive Semiconductor Suppliers; Projected Internet of Things volumes in 2014 and 20 More...

10.28.2014 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

In 2013, Europe accounted for 21.8% or $10,643 million of total world connector demand. This was an increase of 7.3% over 2012, when Europe accounted for $9.916 million. More...

10.28.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Against a backdrop of a steadily, albeit slowly, improving U.S. economy, the business for interconnect, passive and electromechanical electronic components has also exhibited steady-but-slow growth so More...

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