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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...

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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...

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...

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...

10.16.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Electronic Equipment Production by Country, Type & Year; 2014 Semiconductor Forecast; Semiconductor Materials Market; Silicon Wafer Shipment Forecast; China Semiconductor Consumption and Local Production; More...

10.09.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Perhaps the only blemish in the otherwise remarkable and continuing rise of the semiconductor industry—worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an uptick of More...

10.08.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

September Leading Indicators Soften; August U.S. Electronic Equipment Demand Improves; World Semiconductor Shipments up 9.4% in August; Wearable Computer Device Forecast by Type; Industrial Robot Forecast More...

10.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

"Flash" PMI Leading Indicators for September; U.S. August “Durable Goods” Results; S Korean Slowdown Lowers Global 2014 PCB Growth Forecast; N. American August PCB Results; Strong Domestic Robotics Demand; More...

09.24.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

09.24.2014 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

In simple terms, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and services, a trend that increases the real value of money over time. In contrast, inflation is a sustained increase in general More...

09.22.2014 // Jim Carbone in: Industry Conditions

The global market for discrete semiconductors will grow 3-4 percent per year through 2016 although there will be price erosion, according to chipmakers.

Ron Clifford, senior director regional More...

09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are capable of millions of charge/discharge cycles without degradation. More...

09.10.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July U.S. Electronics Demand Improves Slightly; August Leading Indicators Point to Continued Modest Global Growth; Personal Computer Forecast by Product Type; Robot Investment Forecast by Region; 2Q’14 More...

09.03.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

July Semiconductor Shipments up 9.9% Globally; U.S. and Japan Updates; Weak July N. American PCB Demand; World PCB Shipments to Grow 3% in 2014; Revised Media Tablet Forecast; Personal Computer Outlook More...

08.27.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Detailed Sector Growth Charts; Mixed August PMI Leading Indicator Results; 2Q’14 European Electronic Component Shipments by Country; Second Quarter DRAM Sales by Vendor; Strong 2Q’14 Silicon Wafer Shipments; More...

08.21.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China July Data; Global Economic and Electronic Equipment Forecast by Region by Year; Europe Update More...

08.19.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In his comedy routine "Let's Get Small" Steve Martin discusses getting small while driving. He pretends he is driving a car while being so short as to barely reach the bottom of the steering wheel. More...

08.13.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Outlook for Electronics Supply Chain; Updated 2Q’14 Electronics Sector Growth Rates; Top 25 PCB Companies in 2013; June Domestic Electronics Update; Weak July for Foxconn Hon Hai More...

08.06.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

2Q’14 Growth by Electronics Sector; Custer Business Outlook Webinar Thurs August 7; June Semiconductor Shipments up 10.8%; July Global Leading Indicators; July U.S. Purchasing Managers Index at 57.1, N More...

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