Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

February 18, 2019

TSMC lowers 1Q19 guidance after defective material impact

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised downward its first-quarter 2019 guidance following the completion of...

February 18, 2019 08:17 PM

February 15, 2019

FBDi: Passives Drive German Disti Market In Q4

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Unusually high sales growth of almost 10% in the last quarter of 2018 meant the German electronic component distribution market...

February 15, 2019 07:34 PM

TSMC revenues fall to 6-month low

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues fell 13.1% sequentially to NT$78.09 billion...

February 15, 2019 07:24 PM

TSMC gearing up for 7nm chip production for Qualcomm

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon kick off commercial production for Qualcomm's Snapdragon...

February 15, 2019 06:53 PM

DMASS: 'the highest distribution sales ever reported in Europe'

Media -- Evertiq - DMASS reports 14.2% growth in semiconductor distribution for Q4/CY18. Smaller countries and Eastern Europe benefit over-proportionally....

February 15, 2019 06:52 PM

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.8% share, a slight increase from 21.3% in 2017, according to IC Insights....

February 15, 2019 06:47 PM

Taiwan silicon wafer firms post mixed January results

Media -- DIGITIMES - GlobalWafers has disclosed revenues for January 2019 hit the third highest monthly levels in the company's history, while Formosa...

February 15, 2019 06:46 PM

February 14, 2019

IBM says to expect 5 big changes in the next 5 years

Think -- Big Think - IBM's 2019 5 in 5 predicts major changes on the horizon. Food chain technology, from farmers' financing to desktop pathogen sensors,...

February 14, 2019 08:46 PM

Weekly Global Update for February 13, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Global Supply Chain Performance; Global Semiconductor Sales increased 13.7% y/y in 2018; Apple Suppliers in Japan chop...

February 14, 2019 05:51 PM

February 13, 2019

DMASS: European Semi Sales Advance 8.2% in 2018

Distribution -- Disti Blog - After a very positive, double-digit 2017, the European semiconductor distribution industry posted solid growth throughout 2018....

February 13, 2019 07:07 PM

Global semiconductor sales increase 13.7% in 2018, says SIA

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$468.8 billion in 2018, the industry's highest-ever annual total and an increase...

February 13, 2019 06:41 PM

Demand for memory chips in Asia might be picking up soon, analysts say

Media -- CNBC - Tech - The outlook for the semiconductor sector may be turning positive, as analysts expect chip demand to hit bottom before picking up...

February 13, 2019 06:33 PM

New IDC Forecast Expects the Internet of Things Spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to Reach USD 381.8 Billion by 2022

Think -- IDC - The latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide reveals that the Asia/Pacific...

February 13, 2019 06:24 PM

4Q18 & Full-Year Connector Industry Results

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Industry sales increased almost 5% YOY in 4Q18 to $16.5 billion. For 2018, sales were $66.7 billion, up +11.0% over prior year.

February 13, 2019 05:01 PM

February 12, 2019

The Ratings Game: A DRAM recovery looks 'highly unlikely' later this year, says Morgan Stanley

MarketWatch.com - Top Stories -- The year ahead could be a difficult one for makers of DRAM, according to Morgan Stanley.

February 12, 2019 08:35 PM

February 11, 2019

Foxconn optimistic about 2019

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) will see its revenues continue growing in 2019, but the exact figures can hardly be estimated due to...

February 11, 2019 06:04 PM

Leading the Way in the GaN Power Semiconductors Industry in 2019

Media -- PowerPulse.net - The power semiconductor market continues to experience steady growth due to the limitation...

February 11, 2019 06:03 PM

China IC Production Forecast to Show a Strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR

Media -- Electronics Maker - However, China's indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.

China has been the largest...

February 11, 2019 06:00 PM

Global semi sales increase 13.7% to $468.8 billion in 2018

Media -- Evertiq - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), says that the global semiconductor industry posted sales of USD 468.8 billion in 2018,...

February 11, 2019 05:53 PM

Chip stocks fall after Goldman and others warn they've gotten ahead of themselves

Media -- CNBC - Business - Semiconductors fell across the board Friday after Goldman Sachs warned clients that the industry's 2019 rally looks excessive.

February 11, 2019 06:10 AM

Sanmina 2019 Predictions: What's Ahead for Electronics Manufacturing?

Enterprise -- VMblog - Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.

February 11, 2019 02:21 AM

Microsoft's Partner Co-Selling Program Is Gathering Steam

Enterprise -- The ChannelPro Network - According to channel chief Gavriella Schuster during a "state of the channel" presentation today, Microsoft's...

February 11, 2019 02:14 AM

February 09, 2019

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows in November

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June.Contributed Author: Paul Weisman,...

February 09, 2019 08:16 PM

February 07, 2019

Weekly Global Update for February 6, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth; January PMI Leading Indicators; Worldwide Smartphone shipments dropped 4.9% y/y...

February 07, 2019 05:16 PM

Survey: Distributors View Amazon Business as Biggest Threat

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - More than half lack a strategy to combat the eCommerce giant, Unilog finds.

February 07, 2019 05:16 PM

Buzzword-Compliance, Electronics and the Circular Economy

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Both the European Union and the Canadian province of Ontario have recently promulgated Circular Economy regulations targeting,...

February 07, 2019 05:15 PM

February 06, 2019

ISM: PMI Increases Slightly, Prices Indicate Supply Chain Constraints

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Comments from the committee reflect continued expanding business strength supported by strong demand and output.

February 06, 2019 05:31 PM

February 05, 2019

Global IT spending to hit $5.33 trillion by 2020, Gartner says

Enterprise -- CRN - Here are five predictions from Gartner you need to know.

February 05, 2019 07:11 PM

Use Social Media to Enhance Supply Chain Transparency

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Customers want transparency of supply chain through social media.

February 05, 2019 06:39 PM

European IoT market revenues to expand by 19.8% y-o-y in 2019: IDC

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - Germany, France and the U.K. will be the markets with the highest level of IoT adoption in 2019



Revenues for the...

February 05, 2019 06:12 PM

February 04, 2019

Gartner Says Four Chinese OEMs Were Among the Top 10 Global Semiconductor Customers in 2018

Media -- Electronics Maker - Top 10 OEMs Increased Semiconductor Buying Power; Huawei Moved Into Top 3

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top...

February 04, 2019 07:09 PM

Silicon shipments hit record high

Media -- New Electronics - Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2018 increased 8 percent year-over-year to reach a record high, according to the...

February 04, 2019 05:03 AM

Gartner Says Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

Business Wire -- Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.76 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from 2018, according to the latest forecast by...

February 04, 2019 04:28 AM

February 03, 2019

Gartner predicts global IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion in 2019

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Gartner Inc. has issued another forecast on global IT spending, saying that enterprises will splash out a combined $3.8 trillion...

February 03, 2019 05:08 AM

The robots are coming, bringing with them a $19 billion market by 2020

Enterprise -- ITBusiness.ca - From the Jetsons to R2-D2 to the more recent Black Mirror, science fiction has consistently helped us imagine a future where...

February 03, 2019 04:52 AM

Annual Silicon Shipments Hit Record High, Market Exceeds $10 Billion for First Time Since 2008

Electronics -- SEMI - Revenues Improve but Remain Below 2007 Peak



Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2018 increased...

February 03, 2019 01:56 AM

February 02, 2019

AWS and Microsoft reap most of the benefits of expanding cloud market

Tech -- TechCrunch - While it appears that overall economic activity could be slowing down, one area that continues to soar is the cloud business. Just...

February 02, 2019 06:30 PM

H1-B changes will simplify application process

Tech -- TechCrunch - The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H1-B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits...

February 02, 2019 06:25 PM

U.S. Factory Activity Rebounds in January

Distribution -- EPS News - The nation's manufacturing sector regained some lost ground in January as demand, production and consumption all increased from December,...

February 02, 2019 06:18 PM

How Recent MLCC End-of-Life Announcements Helped to Disrupt the High-Tech Economy in 2018 and What to Expect in 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - In this MarketeEYE article, Dennis Zogbi of Paumanok Industrial Market Research creates a timeline of discontinuation announcements...

February 02, 2019 06:17 PM

February 01, 2019

North American Switch Market Sales Up 3% and Bookings 4% Better for First Half of 2018 Versus 2017

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2 of 2018 were 6% above the previous quarter and 2% better...

February 01, 2019 05:58 PM

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: Gallium Oxide is Next in Line

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - All other parameters being equal, wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors are preferred over narrow band semiconductors (such as silicon)...

February 01, 2019 05:58 PM

January 31, 2019

Weekly Global Update for January 30, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'18 Electronic Supply Chain Growth Slows; EMS & ODM Growth also Peaking; January "Flash" Purchasing Managers Indices; Japan...

January 31, 2019 05:18 PM

January 30 Newsletter

ECIA -- This marks the first in a series of regular monthly columns by Bill Bradford, ECIA's president and CEO. In January,...

January 31, 2019 06:11 AM

January 29, 2019

North American PCB Sales Growth Ends 2018 Up 8.7%

Distribution -- EPS News - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the December 2018 findings from its North American Printed...

January 29, 2019 09:45 PM

January 28, 2019

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019: Gartner

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - IT spending is moving from saturated segments such as mobile phones, PCs and on-premises data center infrastructure to cloud...

January 28, 2019 07:26 PM

Global IT spend to reach $3.8 trillion this year

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Gartner says that spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centers.

January 28, 2019 05:38 PM

Semiconductor unit shipments exceeded 1 trillion devices in 2018

Media -- Evertiq - Annual semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and optoelectronics, sensors, and discrete (O-S-D) devices grew...

January 28, 2019 07:33 AM

Foundries cutting prices to lure orders

Media -- DIGITIMES - Several major China- and Taiwan-based contract chipmakers including United Microelectronics (UMC), Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

January 28, 2019 07:30 AM

Server DRAM contract prices to fall larger-than-expected, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - Server DRAM contract prices are expected to fall by more than 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, according to DRAMeXchange,...

January 28, 2019 07:19 AM