Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

May 25, 2020

NAND flash contract prices to stay flat in 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash memory contract prices are expected to stay flat in the third quarter, as demand for notebooks remains stable, according...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

Taiwan IC design houses optimistic about 5G smartphone demand in 2H20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chip demand for 5G smartphones is expected to pick up starting the third quarter of 2020, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

The Evolution of Cellular Communication from 3G to 5G: Top 12 Connector Technology Trends

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This MarketEYE article is a selection from a series of Bishop & Associates articles reviewing selected major advances that have...

May 25, 2020 12:18 AM

May 24, 2020

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 7.5% Year Over Year in the First Quarter of 2020, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted 7.5% year over year to 21.1 million units in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20),...

May 24, 2020 09:49 PM

Korea memory chip output value up slightly in 1Q20, says Digitimes Research

Media -- DIGITIMES - The output value of South Korea's memory chip industry grew about 1% sequentially in the first quarter of 2020, thanks mainly to...

May 24, 2020 09:36 PM

US ecommerce sales jump 14.5% in Q1, but numbers are too early to show full coronavirus impact

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - As the spread of the coronavirus in the United States picked up steam and signs of a growing global health and economic...

May 24, 2020 02:44 AM

May 22, 2020

The Pandemic Can Empower Us to Explore Part Substitution

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - With the availability of passive components (along with just about everything else) thrown into total disarray with the global...

May 22, 2020 03:34 AM

ECIA Reports on 2019 Global Passive Component Market

Distribution -- ECIA - ECIA reports CY19 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors, and resistors) declined 13.7% in dollars and down 27.7% in units. Average selling price improved 19.3%. Units sales were 5.4 trillion units totaling $27.7 billion. Key changes between 2018 and 2019 for the major categories

May 22, 2020 03:29 AM

Components, Electronics Industries Continue to See Coronavirus Effects | Weekly Global Update for May 20, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Reporting on the struggling economy in Europe for the month of march, Japan's PMI and its steep decline in April, and a U.S....

May 22, 2020 03:23 AM

GaN RF market growing at 12% CAGR to over $2bn in 2025, driven by 5G infrastructure and defense applications

Media -- Semiconductor Today - The total gallium nitride (GaN) radio frequency (RF) market is rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% from...

May 22, 2020 02:12 AM

May 21, 2020

Current pandemic slows down business development in German component distribution

Media -- Evertiq - German distribution of electronic components (according to FBDi e.V.) continues to decline in the first quarter of 2020. The order...

May 21, 2020 10:17 PM

Some positives among the COVID-19 gloom cannot disguise a hugely challenging year ahead for the UK connector industry

Media -- Components in Electronics - It has taken just a little under three months to turn what had the real potential to be a positive 2020 for the UK...

May 21, 2020 03:19 PM

May 18, 2020

Samsung, Globalfoundries to see growing threat from TSMC

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC has an over 50% of the global pure-play foundry market, and the establishment of its new US fab could pose a further threat...

May 18, 2020 03:47 PM

Global DRAM revenue drops slightly in 1Q20, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - Despite an up to 5% rally in DRAM ASPs, DRAM bit shipments were affected adversely by coronavirus lockdowns and the epidemic's impact...

May 18, 2020 03:42 PM

IT Spending Forecast: Unfortunately, It's Going to Hurt

Enterprise -- Information Week - Gartner is forecasting an IT spending decline of 8% in 2020 with devices as the hardest hit category. Public cloud spending,...

May 18, 2020 04:55 AM

U.S. Supply Execs Prepare Grim Forecast for 2020

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. purchasing and supply executives expect the nation's economic downturn will continue for the rest of the year as the Covid-19...

May 18, 2020 04:46 AM

Gartner: Three Prevaccine Scenarios For Supply Chain Leaders

SupplyChain -- Supply Chain Digital - COVID-19 continues to disrupt global supply chain networks, with 84% of organisations reportedly feeling the impact of...

May 18, 2020 03:52 AM

Global silicon wafer area shipments edge up in 1Q20

Media -- Evertiq - Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments rose 2.7% to 2,920 million square inches in the first quarter of 2020, compared with fourth-quarter...

May 18, 2020 03:44 AM

May 17, 2020

TSMC plans Arizona chip plant with U.S. officials pushing the move

Media -- FierceElectronics - WSJ report says officials are concerned that the U.S. relies too heavily on Taiwan, China and South Korea for semiconductors

May 17, 2020 08:48 PM

Covid-driven uncertainties make for difficult guesses

Media -- eeNews Europe - Slow demand, combined with general economic uncertainties, built a perfect basis for a weak beginning to 2020, only to...

May 17, 2020 08:43 PM

Components and labor shortages continue to haunt server supply chain

Media -- DIGITIMES - Despite clients' strong short lead-time orders, the server supply chain is currently facing shortages of both components and labor,...

May 17, 2020 08:31 PM

May 14, 2020

DMASS: Semi Sales Sag In Q1 2020

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Slow demand, combined with general economic uncertainties produced a slow start for the European component market in the first quarter...

May 14, 2020 07:00 PM

Why the Electronics Industry is Being Regulated

Aspencore -- EETimes - Last month I introduced this column with a question: have you ever wondered why governments are subjecting your designs - and therefore...

May 14, 2020 02:30 PM

Chip Forecasts Slashed Amid Pandemic's Grip

Aspencore -- EPS News - Grim global semiconductor forecasts agree on a pandemic-driven market contraction, with the only variable being how steep and for...

May 14, 2020 02:29 PM

China Recovers from February Manufacturing Plunge | Weekly Global Update for May 13, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Globally, PMIs saw a decline in all major countries, plus early signs of electronic equipment declining further among the release...

May 14, 2020 02:24 PM

As DRAM market enters period of price hikes, revenue drops

Media -- Evertiq - The DRAM market has changed from falling prices and rising shipment to rising prices and falling shipment, says DRAMeXchange, a research...

May 14, 2020 03:32 AM

May 13, 2020

North American Switch Market Sales Down 7%, Bookings Off 9% for First Half of 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2 of 2019 were 5 percent below the previous quarter, and...

May 13, 2020 04:21 AM

May 11, 2020

TSMC Expected to Rebound in 2021 on AMD Gains

Aspencore -- EETimes - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to see a strong rebound starting next year as fabless companies...

May 11, 2020 11:28 PM

Slashed Chip Forecasts Reflect Pandemic's Grip

Aspencore -- EETimes - Grim global semiconductor forecasts agree on a pandemic-driven market contraction, with the only variable being how steep and for how...

May 11, 2020 02:54 AM

May 10, 2020

Servers up 37% in 1Q on cloud/COVID, but global recession looms

Media -- FierceElectronics - Cloud providers favor white box server makers, but Dell EMC, HPE and IBM are benefiting by server sales so far in 2020. Chipmakers...

May 10, 2020 11:01 PM

Semiconductor industry to decline 4.2% due to COVID-19 pandemic

Media -- Electronics360 - The industrial and automotive markets are going to be hit hard while memory will decline only slightly.

May 10, 2020 11:00 PM

GlobalWafers expects flat shipment growth in 2Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers expects to post flat sequential growth in second-quarter shipments, and has expressed uncertainty...

May 10, 2020 10:50 PM

IDC: Global IT spending to decline 5% worldwide

Enterprise -- ChannelLife New Zealand - "Where there is growth, most of it is in the cloud" as infrastructure spending manages to rise among a sinking market.

May 10, 2020 08:41 PM

IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market

Enterprise -- ChannelLife New Zealand - IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.

May 10, 2020 08:41 PM

Global Non-Memory Semiconductor Revenue To Decline 7.2 Per Cent in 2020: IDC

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Smartphones will continue to be the largest demand driver and will remain weak overall given the concentration in volumes...

May 10, 2020 03:15 AM

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 3.6 Per Cent in First Quarter of 2020: SIA

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $104.6 billion during the first quarter of 2020 Global sales for the month...

May 10, 2020 03:14 AM

European semiconductor sales up 5.7% from previous quarter

Media -- Evertiq - European semiconductor sales grew by 5.7% in the first quarter 2020 compared to the previous quarter reaching USD 10.172 billion, says...

May 10, 2020 03:12 AM

Taiwan passive component makers enjoy profit growth in 1Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Strong demand for commercial notebooks, servers and other devices enabling work from home has allowed Taiwanese passive components...

May 10, 2020 03:10 AM

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 3.6 Percent in First Quarter of 2020

PR Newswire -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $104.6 billion during the first quarter...

May 10, 2020 12:00 AM

May 09, 2020

Covid-19 Outlook for Semiconductors

Media -- Electronics Maker - The coronavirus is shifting demand patterns for major semiconductor end markets. How will these changes ultimately affect...

May 09, 2020 04:39 AM

North American PCB industry sales up 3.7% in March

Media -- Evertiq - Total North American PCB shipments in March 2020 were up 3.7% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month,...

May 09, 2020 04:28 AM

Six-inch foundries see fabs run at full utilization

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based six-inch foundries including Mosel Vitelic and Episil Technologies have enjoyed growing demand for power devices such...

May 09, 2020 04:26 AM

Raw Materials for Passive Components: A Supply Chain Review

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Analysis of the passive components raw materials supply chain, addressing price fluctuations related to recent supply disruptions...

May 09, 2020 04:12 AM

DRAM and NAND Flash Sales Dragged Overall Memory Market 32% Lower to $110.4 Billion in 2020

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - Memory Market Not Forecast to Exceed 2018 High of $163.3 Billion Until 2022 Strong growth forecast to return to the memory...

May 09, 2020 02:52 AM

May 08, 2020

Qualcomm expects phone shipments to drop by 30 percent next quarter due to COVID-19

Tech -- The Verge - Qualcomm expects smartphone shipments to fall 30 percent in the comings months due to...

May 08, 2020 04:03 PM

Medical Semiconductor Segment Will Grow Faster Than the Rest: Omdia

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - A major growth driver for medical semiconductors will be ventilator equipment used to treat coronavirus patients Worldwide...

May 08, 2020 02:50 AM

ISM: U.S. Factory Index Slides to 2009 Levels

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. factory output in April accelerated its slide into contraction, falling to levels not seen since 2009. The Institute Supply Management's...

May 08, 2020 01:58 AM

Success of Chiplets Revives "Moore's Law" | Weekly Global Update for May 6, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - PMI data for the month of April has been released, reporting on revenue for precious metals (gold, tin, copper and silver) in...

May 08, 2020 01:27 AM

May 06, 2020

COVID-19 whacks auto, wireless chips but boosts medical

Media -- FierceElectronics - Ventilators will be a big user of medical chips, Omdia says, with ventilator revenues up by 70%

May 06, 2020 06:58 PM

Strong growth forecast to return to memory IC market in 2021 and 2022, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - The memory market is poised to register on-year increases of more than 20% in 2021 and 2022, according to IC Insights.

May 06, 2020 03:27 PM