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04.24.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Demand for thin film resistors and integrated passive devices are increasing because of the precision nature of the thin film components and the added volumetric efficiency that integrated passive device More...

04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that More...

04.22.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Europe, Japan & S. Korean Electronic Supply Chain Updates; Solar/Photovoltaic Revenues up 4.4% in 4Q’14 vs. 4Q’13; Global Notebook Shipments Decline in 1Q’15; Semiconductor Foundry & Photomask Markets; More...

04.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

March Leading Indicators; Taiwan/China March and U.S. February Supply Chain revenues; February Semiconductor Shipments by Region; 2014 Semiconductor Sales for Major Suppliers; N. American PCB Orders & More...

04.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Custer Consulting Group monitors electronic equipment growth by sector by aggregating the financial results of groups of OEM companies producing similar equipment. Here are more details on our methodo More...

04.01.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Thanks to our friend and colleague Ed Henderson here is the introduction to his March 2015 market forecast letter. You can contact Ed at hen.ven@Comcast.net More...

03.26.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

At the IPC Expo/Apex trade show in San Diego on February 23, 2015 Walt Custer addressed the PCB Supply Chain Leadership group regarding present and future business conditions. More...

03.18.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Seasonal Slowdown in February; Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; Intel Cuts its 4Q’15 Guidance; Media Tablet & Personal Computer Forecasts More...

03.11.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

February PMI Leading Indicators; U.S. “January “Factory Orders” Report; Semiconductor Sales by Region for January; January N. American PCB Orders & Shipments; Weak 1Q’15 for Personal Computer Shipments; More...

03.06.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

There are three core technology groups employed to protect sensitive integrated circuits from the affects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) these include the silicon diode, the metal oxide varistor and More...

03.04.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

4th Quarter Sector Growth Update; January U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Shipments, Orders & Inventories; Global Tablet Forecast; 4Q’14 Mobile DRAM Shipments by Vendor; 4Q’14 and Historical Smartphone Shipments More...

02.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

February “Flash” Leading Indicators; Japan Update; N American January SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; 4Q’14 Workstation Shipments by Vendor More...

02.18.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Global, Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; European Semiconductor Distribution Industry Sales; World Silicon Wafer Area Shipments; DRAM Bit Volume Forecast; Worldwide NAND Flash Memory Market; Global Tablet More...

02.11.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

Walt Custer had the honor of delivering the keynote at EIPC’s Winter Conference in Munich recently and his presentation charts are attached. More...

02.10.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Big Data: What it Means; and How to Apply it to the Capacitor Industry to Learn More about the Market More...

02.04.2015 // Walt D. Custer in:

4th Quarter Global Growth by Electronic Supply Chain Sector; December U.S. Electronics Growth; N. American December PCB Orders & Shipments; SEMI Equipment December N American Orders & Shipments: 4Q’14 More...

01.29.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

January “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; Japan November Electronics Results; Top Global Semiconductor; European EMS Market; Global 2015 Smartphone Shipment; 1Q’15 Notebook Shipment Forecast by Brand; IMF More...

01.21.2015 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Though not the company’s principal growth driver, acquisitions do contribute greatly to not only to new growth opportunities, but to accelerated growth with existing supplier partners in existing served More...

01.21.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Electronic Equipment and PCB Monthly Revenues by Region; Strong 2014 Finish in China/Taiwan; Europe Slows; Semiconductor Growth Revised Down to 5.4% in 2015; Automotive Printed Circuit Market; 4Q’14 More...

01.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Domestic Electronics Demand Weakened in November; 2015 PCB Forecast by Month by Region; Top Companies’ 2015 Semiconductor Revenues; Global Smartphone & Tablet Prices by Year; PC, Tablet, Ultramobile & More...

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