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04.23.2014 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

European Update; Motherboard 2Q’14 Upturn; Wearable Device Market; Taiwan HDI PCB Capacity Tight; World Photomask Market More...

04.22.2014 // Didier Coulon in: Industry Conditions

<p>The share of electronics in civil aircraft is rightly perceived as growing but is often overestimated in literature. The feeling that electronics are ubiquitous in the management of aeronautical systems More...

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

Thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever to find electronic components. And though the various sources of parts really have not changed since the early days of the industry, a snazzy website can 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...

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