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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...

04.27.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Japan Update; April “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; N America-based SEMI Equipment March 2016 Book/bill =1.15; Japan SEMI & FPD Equipment Orders & Shipments; Global Smartphone Shipments in 1Q’16 More...

04.20.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

04.14.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and exposition was held at the Long Beach (CA) Convention & Entertainment Center last month. As at the last few APECs, Wide Bandgap (WBG) materials More...

04.13.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

04.11.2016 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index rises 3%, as buyers cite stable purchases of electronic components and a slight increase in new orders from customers.

Buyers of electronic components maintained their More...

04.06.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

04.05.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

First, I’ve now gotten asked about a million times whether any of the EU RoHS “Pack 9” exemptions have been extended. In fact, that’s the wrong question; the right question is whether the Oeko Institut More...

03.29.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.29.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, has proven to be an unusual economic year in the history of tracking the global capacitor, resistor and inductor markets worldwide. The market environment is succumbing More...

03.24.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Forecast changes in temperature requirements in defense and downhole pump electronics have challenged the capacitor industry to produce new products that can operate in exceedingly higher temperatures More...

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