Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

April 02, 2020

The Human and Economic Costs of COVID-19 | Weekly Global Update for April 1, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - In this Weekly Global Update, we look at the European market post-Brexit, an evaluation on the PCB market stands, and how semiconductor...

April 02, 2020 01:27 AM

April 01, 2020

Global semi material market flat in 2019: report

Media -- FierceElectronics - Even before the current COVID-19 crisis, the global semiconductor materials was flat at best, according to global industry...

April 01, 2020 10:49 PM

The Electronics Market is Shifting

Media -- eBOM - Over the past century, the electronics industry has shifted drastically. With 96% of Americans now owning a mobile phone and over 74%...

April 01, 2020 10:40 PM

U.S. chip industry lobbying to stay open despite virus concerns

Media -- eeNews Europe - The sector employs about 250,000 people in the U.S., according to the Semiconductor Industry Association, one of the top...

April 01, 2020 09:53 PM

March 30, 2020

Apple supplier Foxconn's profit down 24% in last quarter of 2019

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Taiwanese electronics

manufacturer Foxconn reported a 23.7% fall in profit

in the last three months of 2019 on Monday as...

March 30, 2020 05:03 PM

Covid-19: Watch for electronic component shortages

Aspencore -- electronicproducts.com - Major manufacturing industries in the Philippines, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asia countries have announced plant...

March 30, 2020 12:18 AM

March 29, 2020

Worldwide Server and Enterprise Storage Systems Markets Will Decline in 2020, Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to IDC

Business Wire -- IDC forecasts worldwide server revenues will decline 3.4% year over year and external enterprise storage systems revenues will decline...

March 29, 2020 08:58 PM

North American PCB industry sales down 1.1% in February

Media -- Evertiq - Total North American PCB shipments in February 2020 were down 1.1% compared to the same month last year.

March 29, 2020 08:12 PM

Global smartphone sales fell 14% in February as coronvirus spread - Counterpoint

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Global smartphone sales

tumbled 14% in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, Counterpoint Research...

March 29, 2020 04:50 AM

What's Changing, What Isn't

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The global pandemic is creating economic chaos on a global scale. The big question now is when the coronavirus is...

March 29, 2020 02:17 AM

NAND flash ASPs may tumble in 2H20

Media -- DIGITIMES - The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has dragged down considerably shipments for most end products in the first quarter of 2020,...

March 29, 2020 02:09 AM

The Evolution of USB Connectors: Top 12 Connector Technology Trends

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The last 20 years have been called the decades of disruption for good reason. Over this period, new technologies and products...

March 29, 2020 01:20 AM

Tech firms struggle to scale amid server hardware shortage

Enterprise -- ChannelPro - COVID-19 lockdowns continue to disrupt China's mammoth manufacturing industry

March 29, 2020 01:09 AM

Equipment Order Slide Hints At Business Caution, Recession

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Looking at economic indicators - those signposts that show where we are, as a nation, and where we're headed - February was tough....

March 29, 2020 12:03 AM

March 28, 2020

Smartphones production may fall up to 30% in first-half 2020

Media -- Semiconductor Today - The Coronavirus outbreak is expected to lead to a huge reduction in the production of smartphones, potentially falling...

March 28, 2020 11:46 PM

Asia Pacific IT spending growth to drop to 1.2% in 2020 because of coronavirus, says IDC

Media -- DIGITIMES - The coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper economic activities around the globe impacting businesses and industries at nearly every...

March 28, 2020 11:45 PM

COVID-19 has made network servers hard to find

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Supply chain shutdowns have created network servers shortages, and delivery prices have risen from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

March 28, 2020 11:18 PM

Digi-Key is teaming with the University of Minnesota in hopes of ending the ventilator shortage @digikey @UMNews⁩

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Digi-Key collaborates with the University of Minnesota to create a plan to make parts for low-cost respirators ⁠- devices that could save lives. It's a possible solution to the country's ventilator shortage. "It is quite scary how many respirators could be needed," said

March 28, 2020 10:08 PM

Coronavirus Sinks U.S. Business Activity to Record Low: IHS Markit

U.S. News -- (Reuters) - U.S. business activity contracted further in March, hitting a record low as the coronavirus pandemic depressed activity in both the...

March 28, 2020 10:00 PM

IDC Foresees 6% Virus-Related Drop in 2020 Global Chip Market

Aspencore -- EPS News - In addition to the human cost of life, IDC said the Covid-19 outbreak will impact year-over-year revenue growth in the global chip...

March 28, 2020 09:58 PM

Server ODMs expect shipments to pick up in 2Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - ODMs expect shipments for servers to pick up in the second quarter, and continue to grow steadily despite the coronavirus pandemic,...

March 28, 2020 08:16 PM

Highlights of the day: Server demand remains strong

Media -- DIGITIMES - The server and datacenter sector has been almost immune to the coronavirus, with demand being boosted by remote working and learning,...

March 28, 2020 08:11 PM

March 27, 2020

Home Work Triggers Demand Jump for Chips, Laptops and Network Goods

U.S. News -- With more employees working from home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus,...

March 27, 2020 03:28 PM

March 26, 2020

World Markets Mixed; Euro, Pound See Brexit Impact | Weekly Global Update for March 25, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look at the post-Brexit European market, expert analysis on the PCB market, and Gartner's report on server sales & shipments;...

March 26, 2020 03:17 AM

March 25, 2020

Power GaN device market grows 16% in Q4/2019

Media -- Semiconductor Today - The gallium nitride (GaN) power industry has been driven by demand from the consumer fast-charger market, with a lot of...

March 25, 2020 05:09 PM

Phison sees clear order visibility for NAND flash controllers through October

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based NAND flash controller chips vendor Phison Electronics has seen clear order visibility through October, as clients in...

March 25, 2020 04:49 PM

Taiwan IC distributors see growing demand for 5G and datacenter applications despite pandemic

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based IC distributors are seeing stable demand for chips used in cloud/edge computing, large datacenters, 5G base stations...

March 25, 2020 04:49 PM

Coronavirus led to the biggest smartphone shipment decline in history

Tech -- BGR - Global smartphone shipments in February dropped by 38% compared to last year, setting a record-breaking decline in the process.

With millions...

March 25, 2020 04:35 PM

March 24, 2020

Shenzhen's Trading Hub Gets Back to Work

Aspencore -- EETimes - On February 24th, with the Covid-19 epidemic having gradually been brought under control, companies in Guangdong Province (where Shenzhen is) started to resume work. So did Huaquiangbei, an important electronic component trading hub that was left deserted during the

March 24, 2020 09:38 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 5.1% in the Fourth Quarter of 2019, While Shipments Increased 11.7%

PRWIRE - Technology -- The worldwide server market continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2019 as revenue increased 5.1% and shipments grew 11.7%...

March 24, 2020 09:35 PM

Global PC Sales Could Fall 30 Percent in 1H 2020, Economic Outlook Bleak

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Coronavirus is expected to send PC sales into a tailspin, reversing the first tentative signs of growth we saw for the industry...

March 24, 2020 08:58 PM

STMicro cut 50% of French production

Media -- Evertiq - The semiconductor company has reportedly agreed to temporarily reduce its production in France by up to 50% as the company works to...

March 24, 2020 06:49 PM

Coronavirus to have significant impact on 2020 semiconductor market, says IDC

Media -- DIGITIMES - The coronavirus pandemic's impacts on the global economy is only beginning to be appreciated and has deep implications for the world's...

March 24, 2020 06:38 PM

How Coronavirus is Sculpting the Electronics Industry Landscape

Media -- eBOM - If you were to tell me last year that in the first few months of 2020 there would be roaring Australian bushfires, climate emergencies,...

March 24, 2020 02:32 PM

COVID-19 will significantly disrupt the semiconductor market in 2020

Media -- Electronics360 - New research suggests the minor growth that was expected may now end in contraction.

March 24, 2020 02:24 PM

EDS: An Historic Cancellation

Distribution -- EPS News - Trade show postponements have become standard operating procedure during the Covid-19 outbreak, and rightly so. Last week's cancellation...

March 24, 2020 02:19 AM

US IC companies maintain global marketshare lead, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Regional marketshares of IDMs (companies operating wafer fabs) and fabless companies, and total IC sales were led by US-headquartered...

March 24, 2020 02:14 AM

TSMC outlook seen as indicator for 2H20 market conditions

Media -- DIGITIMES - Whether TSMC will turn pessimistic about its outlook this year will be an indicator suggesting how the coronavirus spread is impacting...

March 24, 2020 01:46 AM

Samsung expects chip demand growth despite coronavirus uncertainties

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Samsung Electronics

on Wednesday expected memory chip demand to grow this year on higher data center investments and new...

March 24, 2020 01:09 AM

COVID-19 To Have Significant Effect on Worldwide Semiconductor Market in 2020, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - IDC report analyzes range of critical factors that will affect the semiconductor market this year and presents most likely scenario to...

March 24, 2020 01:05 AM

March 23, 2020

Semi revenues to drop 6% in 2020, IDC says

Media -- FierceElectronics - The semi revenue hit would be $26 billion. A government planning scenario projects the pandemic to last 18 months

March 23, 2020 03:39 PM

Global top 10 IC designers' 2019 revenues drop by 4.1% YoY

Media -- Evertiq - Under the combined influence of the U.S. Entity List and the COVID-19 pandemic, the IC design industry is unlikely to return to growth...

March 23, 2020 03:34 PM

GlobalWafers adjusting global capacity deployments amid pandemic

Media -- DIGITIMES - GlobalWafers has seen part of its overseas silicon wafer production affected by the coronavirus pandemic and will adjust its global...

March 23, 2020 03:26 PM

Highlights of the day: China to pour more money into chip industry

Media -- DIGITIMES - The coronavirus epidemic has just started to show signs of easing in China, but the Chinese government can hardly wait to reboot...

March 23, 2020 03:23 PM

China Big Fund in 2nd phase to fuel chip industry

Media -- DIGITIMES - China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund) is about to kick off its second-phase capital support for...

March 23, 2020 02:16 PM

March 22, 2020

Highlights of the day: Semiconductor supply chain turning conservative

Media -- DIGITIMES - The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the US and Europe, casting a shadow over the consumer electronics market. Now the semiconductor...

March 22, 2020 11:11 PM

Chipmakers turn pessimistic about end-market demand in 2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - Some chipmakers, as well as others engaged in the semiconductor industry, have turned pessimistic about end-market demand this year,...

March 22, 2020 11:05 PM

March 21, 2020

Analysts question if China supply chain is coming back as much as reported

Media -- FierceElectronics - Some manufacturers might only be at 30% production levels

March 21, 2020 11:59 PM

IDC: IT Spending Forecast Hit by Coronavirus Impact

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - The escalating coronavirus crisis is already impacting IT markets as buyers and vendors adjust to a new set of assumptions...

March 21, 2020 09:04 PM

WW Enterprise External OEM Storage Systems Market Revenue Declined 0.1% Y/Y in 4Q19 - IDC

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - According to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, global spending...

March 21, 2020 09:03 PM