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07.29.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Preliminary July PMI Leading Indicators; 2Q’15 Smartphone Shipments by Vendor; N American June SEMI Equipment Orders & Shipments; Global LED Lighting Sales; Dual-SIM Smartphone Sales & Forecast; Copper More...

07.22.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global, Taiwan/China, Europe & Japan Updates; Internet of Things Forecast; World Semiconductor Capital Spending Outlook, June U.S. Industrial Production More...

07.16.2015 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Passive and active components traditionally are mounted on the surface of a PC board (PCB). But while component size, ball pitch and line width have been decreasing over the years, in the future it will More...

07.15.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May Semiconductor Shipments by Region; 2015 Semiconductor Growth Forecast lowered to 2.2% by Gartner; DRAM Module 2014 Revenues by Major Vendor; Viet Nam Electronics Exports and PCB Production Surge; Combined More...

07.08.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Electronics buyers report increased optimism in June, as new orders, purchasing activity remain stable.

Economic optimism among electronic components buyers rose nearly 6% in June, as the Global More...

07.08.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Global Economy; Leading Indicators; U.S. May “Factory Orders” Report; N American PCB Industry Results for May 2015; Worldwide IT Spending Forecast; Smartphones to be 80% of Total Cellphone Shipments in More...

07.01.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

June “Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; May Preliminary U.S. Electronics Shipments, Orders & Inventories; Japan Update; Cautious 2H’15 Notebook Outlook; Top 10 Handset Makers; PC Monitor Shipments by Major More...

06.30.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

The connector industry is one of the most profitable subsections of the electronic components industry. Bishop & Associates’ looks at 10 years of connector industry income statements. Let’s take a look More...

06.25.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Growth by Sector of World Electronics Industry with Detailed Financials; May North American SEMI Equipment Shipments, Orders and Book/Bill Ratio More...

06.17.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Taiwan/China and Europe Updates; 1Q’15 SEMI Equipment Shipments by Major Country; Personal Computer Inventory Concerns in Europe; Wearables 1Q’15 Sales by Major Supplier; SSD Market Penetration Increa More...

06.16.2015 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

I was speaking to a group in Boston last month and made the point that manufacturers’ restricted/declarable substances lists (or RDSLs, like those from IBM, Sony, HP, American Apparel & Footwear Association, More...

06.10.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May Leading Indicators; April U.S. “Factory Orders”, Global April Semiconductor Sales; WSTS World Semiconductor Forecast; Semiconductor Fab Equipment Spending Forecast; April N. American PCB Shipments More...

06.09.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates measures the connector industry in U.S. dollars. When measured in dollars, the industry reports a -4.2% decline in world connector sales through April 2015 when compared to the same More...

06.03.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

April U.S. Electronics Shipments, Orders and Inventories; U.S. Dollar Exchange Rates; Metal Prices; 1Q’15 Mobile DRAM Sales by Vendor; Global Smartphone Sales up 19.3% in First Quarter; World Server Shipments More...

05.27.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May ‘Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; 1Q’15 Global Electronic Supply Chain “Final” Growth Rates; Japan Update; Record 1Q’15 European Semiconductor Shipments; Top 20 Global Semiconductor Suppliers in First More...

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance results for OEM markets in 2014. More...

05.20.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Significantly Revised Data for U.S. Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders and Inventories; China/Taiwan & Europe Updates; Q1’15 DRAM Revenues Decline; Smart TV Forecast; U.S. Industrial Production Continues More...

05.13.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’15 Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; April Leading Indicators by Key Country; March Semiconductor Shipments by Region; Weak PC Demand in 2Q’15; Global Fab Capacity and Wafer Fab Materials M More...

05.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but buyers surveyed report weaker confidence, as the index falls 12% compared to March.

Electronics Buyers Optimistic, But Report Slowdown More...

05.06.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Short term Semiconductor Outlook; March N America PCB Data; Personal Computer Prices to Rise; 1Q’15 Smartphone & Media Tablet Shipments; Hard Disk Drive Forecast; Weak 1Q’15 U.S. GDP Growth More...

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