Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

January 17, 2020

Memory module makers replenishing inventory

Media -- DIGITIMES - Anticipating that memory chip prices will be rising this year, memory module makers have started replenishing inventory while also...

January 17, 2020 06:55 PM

Global IC foundry sales to surge 17% in 2020, says TSMC CEO

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 17% in 2020, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 8% growth, according...

January 17, 2020 06:48 PM

Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips...

January 17, 2020 06:48 PM

Technology and Trade: What to Watch for in 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 3D printed components could soon see commercialization, but there are some hindrances to overcome first. The U.S. and China just...

January 17, 2020 05:47 AM

Gartner Says Global IT Spending to Reach $3.9 Trillion in 2020

Business Wire -- Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner,...

January 17, 2020 03:28 AM

TSMC expects slight revenue decrease in 1Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$10.2 billion and US$10.3 billion in the first quarter of 2020, representing an about...

January 17, 2020 02:41 AM

Worldwide semiconductor revenue drops 11.9% in 2019, says Gartner

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9% from 2018, according to Gartner. Intel regained the...

January 17, 2020 01:30 AM

Traditional PC shipments grow 4.8% in 4Q19, says IDC

Media -- DIGITIMES - The worldwide market for traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, finished an impressive 2019 with fourth...

January 17, 2020 01:30 AM

US, China Sign Partial Trade Agreement

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The signing of a partial trade agreement between the U.S. and China means goods and services will flow again, but uncertainties...

January 17, 2020 01:30 AM

New game consoles expected to trigger demand surge for graphics DRAM and SSD's

Media -- Evertiq - TrendForce expects the year-end release of new generation game consoles to trigger a demand surge of graphics DRAM and SSD's during...

January 17, 2020 01:15 AM

Weekly Global Update for January 15, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This weekly global update includes the expected downturn of last winter season, with expected economic growth in 2020, December...

January 17, 2020 12:38 AM

January 15, 2020

Synnex Technology sees decline in 2019 sales

Media -- DIGITIMES - IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International saw its consolidated revenues for 2019 drop 11% to...

January 15, 2020 05:59 PM

JPMorgan Points To Healthy Consumer Spending; Card Transactions Jump 10 Pct.

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The consumer is doing just fine.

To that end, JPMorgan Chase reported results that showed continued strength in U.S. consumer banking...

January 15, 2020 05:57 PM

Semiconductor Market Fell 11.9% in 2019, Gartner Reports

Distribution -- EPS News - Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9 percent from 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner,...

January 15, 2020 05:36 PM

New Venture Research: IC Packaging Market Struggles in 2019

Distribution -- EPS News - The global market for IC packaging grew by double digits in 2018, but will manage to grow by just 3.0 percent in 2019, as the overall...

January 15, 2020 05:36 PM

January 14, 2020

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 11.9% in 2019

Media -- Design And Reuse - Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 11.9% in 2019

January 14, 2020 06:33 PM

IC analysis firms to see strong 2020 on robust 5G chips demand

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (iST), Sporton International and Materials Analysis Technology (MA-tek), all dedicated...

January 14, 2020 06:32 PM

Taiwan IT components exports to remain robust in 2020 thanks to 5G and AI

Media -- DIGITIMES - Although World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) both expect the US, Japan and Europe to suffer from...

January 14, 2020 06:17 PM

Nov. Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 15% Month-to-Month, 29% Year-Over-Year

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The Association for Manufacturing Technology noted that November's numbers reflects an aggressive move by sellers to...

January 14, 2020 05:54 PM

January 13, 2020

Price of NAND memory chips projected to rise up to 40%

Enterprise -- Network World News - Sources in Asian memory chipmakers are projecting that NAND flash contract prices will rise by 40% in 2020 due to product...

January 13, 2020 06:01 AM

NAND Flash Price Projected to Continue Rising in 1Q20 by More Than 10%

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - Despite cyclically weak season, NAND flash demand is expected to be strong, while supply remains tight;...

January 13, 2020 05:52 AM

January 10, 2020

TSMC posts record 2019 revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues grow by a slight 3.7% in 2019, while revenues...

January 10, 2020 06:49 PM

China only region to register pure-play foundry market growth in 2019, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - With the rise of the fabless IC companies in China over the past 10 years, the demand for foundry services has also risen in the...

January 10, 2020 06:22 PM

Survey: CFOs Warn Of Slowing Economy In 2020

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Deloitte did a survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) at major U.S. companies, and CFOs say the economy is headed toward a slowdown...

January 10, 2020 06:20 PM

January 09, 2020

Weekly Global Update for January 8, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This weekly global update includes reporting on December's PMI and indicators, the decrease in semiconductor sales worldwide,...

January 09, 2020 09:45 PM

Semiconductors in 2019 - HiSilicon reaps the spoils of (trade) war with the US

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - In 2019 Intel regained the top spot amongst chip slingers, with last-year's number one Samsung getting burnt by crashing...

January 09, 2020 08:58 PM

Global 5G mobile chip supply remains constrained

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global supply of 5G mobile chips remains constrained, due to tight 7nm manufacturing process capacities at foundries, according...

January 09, 2020 06:43 PM

Highlights of the day: NAND flash prices to surge after Kioxia fab fire

Media -- DIGITIMES - Recovery in the memory market has been expected to send prices rising, but the extent of increase in the NAND flash segment may be...

January 09, 2020 06:42 PM

Kioxia fab fire may send NAND flash prices soaring

Media -- DIGITIMES - A brief fire that broke out at Kioxia's Yokkaichi plant in Japan on January 7 may send NAND flash prices surging, according to industry...

January 09, 2020 06:31 PM

Taiwan December exports up

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan recorded total exports US$29.50 billion for December 2019, the second highest-ever monthly level with increases of 3.2% sequentially...

January 09, 2020 06:30 PM

IoT device market to reach $5.1 billion by 2025: report

Media -- FierceElectronics - The global IoT device management market is anticipated to reach $5.1 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth...

January 09, 2020 02:32 AM

DRAM contract prices to rise in 1Q20 says TrendForce

Media -- Evertiq - The consistent increase in DRAM spot prices since December and the power outage at Samsung's Hwaseong fab on December 31, 2019 have...

January 09, 2020 02:25 AM

Tantalum Supply Routes for Mil-Spec Capacitors: From Ore, to Powder, to Part

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Tantalum, a key dielectric material for capacitors, is also considered a "strategic material" by the United States Defense Logistics...

January 09, 2020 01:21 AM

SEMI: Billings Rise For Second Consecutive Month

Distribution -- EPS News - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.12 billion in billings worldwide in November 2019 (three-month...

January 09, 2020 01:18 AM

January 07, 2020

Supply chain management outsourcing will be ongoing trend, says Gartner

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - New research confirms that the current risk mitigating trend in the third-party arena will continue this year. Indeed,...

January 07, 2020 08:53 PM

Foxconn reports revenue growth in 4Q19

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$539.51 billion (US$17.79 billion)...

January 07, 2020 08:32 PM

Qualcomm Forecasts Shipping One Billion 5G Smartphones By 2023

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon spoke at CES 2020 on Monday (Jan. 6) and debuted a few new products from the company, according...

January 07, 2020 07:54 PM

January 06, 2020

Electronics Industry in 2020 - What to Expect!

Media -- eBOM - Electronics Industry in 2020 - What to Expect!

So, it's now 2020 and the festive season is over - many of us will have started new years...

January 06, 2020 05:48 PM

Good year ahead for pure-play foundries

Media -- DIGITIMES - With silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers recently expressing optimism about its order visibility for the first quarter of 2020,...

January 06, 2020 05:41 PM

January 05, 2020

U.S. Manufacturing Index Falls to 10-Year Low

Distribution -- EPS News - The U.S. manufacturing index in December fell to its lowest point in a decade as new orders, production and employment again declined....

January 05, 2020 11:18 PM

January 03, 2020

AMD is on the rise, but its processor market share is nowhere near 40%

Tech -- Digital Trends - A new survey suggests AMD's processor market share is rising and rising fast. Some say it's now at 40%, while other reports...

January 03, 2020 09:01 PM

TSMC to post at least 15% revenue growth in 2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is forecast to enjoy revenue growth of at least 15% in 2020, driven by robust 7nm chip sales and sales generated from its newer...

January 03, 2020 07:44 PM

1Q20 NAND Flash price is projected to continue rising

Media -- Evertiq - According to the latest analysis by the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, the contract price of client SSD has fallen for...

January 03, 2020 07:43 PM

Semi industry awaits rebound as flat year-end results pour in

Media -- FierceElectronics - The semiconductor industry ended the last decade with a whimper, but recent evidence seems to confirm the forecast should...

January 03, 2020 06:57 PM

January 02, 2020

China IC design industry output value set to surge

Media -- DIGITIMES - The output value of China's IC design industry is forecast to rise 22.5% on year to top CNY300 billion (US$43.06 billion) in 2019,...

January 02, 2020 06:06 PM

Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly MoM in November

Media -- Evertiq - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) says that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 36.7 billion for the month of...

January 02, 2020 06:03 PM

NAND flash prices to rise by up to 40% in 2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash contract prices are forecast to rise by up to 40% in 2020, according to sources at memory chipmakers.

January 02, 2020 05:56 PM

January 01, 2020

Server DRAM Prices to Lead Uptrend in 1Q20 DRAM Prices

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - According to an analysis from the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Inc. server DRAM prices are expected to...

January 01, 2020 06:35 AM

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease Slightly Month-to-Month in November

PR Newswire -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.7 billion for the month of November...

January 01, 2020 06:31 AM

Ecommerce returns to jump 26% Jan. 2

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, retailers are readying themselves for a barrage of returns both in stores...

January 01, 2020 06:26 AM