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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...

03.24.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

With Easter rapidly approaching it is perhaps appropriate for us to engage in an egg hunt type of game. From time to time our legislators make us play find the prize by tucking important passages into More...

03.23.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

03.22.2016 // Jeff Ray in: TTI Insights

Passive product supply chains are increasingly lean and it is expected they will remain tight for the remainder of 2016. Suppliers are right-sizing their businesses by streamlining capacity, reducing costs More...

03.16.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

China/Taiwan & Japan Updates; european Semiconductor Distribution Sales up 11.3% in 4Q’15; Apple's iPhones Chip Suppliers Booking Production Capacity at Foundry & Backend Partners; Global Smartphone Sales More...

03.15.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Passive Electronic Components: State of the Industry More...

03.01.2016 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

This past week Walt Custer spoke at the Surface Mount Technology Association Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting which focused on the 2016 industry economic and business outlook.

Jim Walker, Research More...

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