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04.16.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Business Conditions Update; March Taiwan/China Results; 1Q’14 Personal Computer Sales; 2013 Global Semiconductor Materials & SEMI Equipment Markets; IMF Economic Outlook for 2014; Sensor/Actuator Market More...

04.15.2014 // Michael Knight in: Industry Conditions

It’s time for an industry standard that identifies the processes and business practices of authorized distributors More...

04.10.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a new law that will require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, including passenger More...

04.09.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Slower Short Term Global Growth Likely; World Semiconductor Sales Up 11.4% in February but Leading Indicator Points to Weaker Near Term Expansion; N. American PCB Book/Bill Near Parity; 2013 Semiconductor More...

04.02.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

U.S. and Japan Updates; OLED Lighting Market Growth; Electronic Chemicals and Materials Market; Electronic Device Forecast by Type More...

03.26.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

North America SEMI Equipment Demand Improves; 2014 Projected Semiconductor CapEx by Company; RFID Market Size and Growth; Copper Price Dropping; 4K TV and PC Monitor Markets; External Disk Storage 4Q’13 More...

03.21.2014 // Bill Garcia in: Industry Conditions

There is an old adage posted in offices and manufacturing plants around the world that states, "Price, quality or speed – pick any two." I think it's a safe bet to say these signs are never found in the More...

03.20.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

The global electronics supply chain is by its very nature a complicated business. Certain aspects of the relationship between suppliers, distributors and their customers only add to the complexity. But More...

03.19.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China and Europe Updates; SEMI Equipment World Sales up 34% in 4Q’13; January North American Orders & Shipments; Game Consoles Driving Component Sales; World TV Demand Weaker More...

03.18.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Mobile World Congress, the year’s largest gathering of smartphone manufacturers, took place in Barcelona at the end of February and drew a record 85,000 attendees. More...

03.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Domestic Electronics Demand; Strong January Semiconductor Shipments but Signs of Slower Growth; 2013 Tablet Sales by Supplier, External Disk Storage and Wearable Electronics Markets; February U.S. PMI More...

03.05.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Positive Global and U.S. Electronics Growth; European 4Q’13 Component Shipments; Fourth Quarter Server Revenue & Unit Shipments by Supplier; Smartphone Forecast; Metal Prices; Historical & Current Currency More...

02.26.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Economy; "Final" 4Q'13 Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; Global Printed Circuit Forecast by Major Country; Japan 2013 Results by Electronics Sector; N. American January SEMI Equipment Sales More...

02.24.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

While everyone loves a good mystery, keeping engineers guessing as to which breakthroughs will shape future electronic component design can only benefit the makers of antacids. More...

02.20.2014 // Kevin Sink in: Industry Conditions

It has been a little over five years since a Newsweek article brought the issue of counterfeit electronics to the attention of a wider audience. Since then, industry organizations mobilized to produce More...

02.19.2014 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

Few individuals will work without the expectation of pay; yet a parallel to this scene plays out in the supply chain every day. The allocation – and cost − of resources attached to demand creation programs More...

02.18.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

Ten years ago, North America, Europe and Japan recovered from the telecom crisis but still represented, as a group, around two-thirds of global electronic equipment production. More...

02.18.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China & Europe Updates; 2013 Mobile Phone Sales by Vendor; NAND and DRAM Market; 2013 Silicon Wafer Shipments More...

02.12.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Strong 2013 Fourth Quarter for Electronic Supply Chain; January Leading Indicators Point to Slowing Growth; December U.S. Electronic Equipment Sales, Orders and Inventories; Semiconductor Shipments Finish More...

02.11.2014 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

EU RoHS is more dynamic than ever right now, with a slew of new exemptions just issued for Category 8 and 9 products, a new consultation opened on the impact of Category 11 and the possible need for clarification More...

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