Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

June 20, 2018

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2018 Billings

Electronics -- SEMI - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.70 billion in billings worldwide...

June 20, 2018 05:55 PM

Weekly Global Update for June 20, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Europe Update;

EIPC 50th Anniversary Meeting;

Very Strong 1Q'18 World Server Revenue Growth;

World Trade Organization Chief Warns...

June 20, 2018 05:51 PM

June 19, 2018

Product Shortages Slow German Disti Growth

Electronics Distribution News -- Overcoming the supply shortages affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter...

June 19, 2018 06:39 PM

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Technology Spending on the Internet of Things to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2022

Think -- IDC - Worldwide spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over the 2017-2022...

June 19, 2018 05:56 PM

Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

Enterprise -- The Register - Revenue will fall, but gigabytes shipped will rise as NAND soars

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage...

June 19, 2018 05:49 PM

Report: Public cloud infrastructure spending surges in Q1

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Synergy Research Group has popped out its latest report on the public cloud infrastructure market, revealing a relentless surge...

June 19, 2018 05:25 PM

June 18, 2018

Gartner: Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 33.4 Percent in the First Quarter of 2018, While Shipments Increased 17.3 Percent

PRWIRE - Technology -- The growth at the end of 2017 continued for the worldwide server market in the first quarter of 2018 as worldwide server revenue...

June 18, 2018 03:28 AM

Wireless technologies to comprise 55% of connectivity IC shipments in 2018, IHS says

DigiTimes -- Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies - including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth,...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

NAND flash prices to continue slide in 3Q18

DigiTimes -- NAND flash prices will continue to drop in the third quarter of 2018 as suppliers scale up their 3D NAND chip output, according to industry sources.

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

June 17, 2018

Worldwide Financial Services External and Internal IT Spending to Reach $500 Billion in 2021, According to IDC Financial Insights

Think -- IDC - Worldwide spending on information technology (IT) by financial services firms will be nearly $500 billion in 2021, growing from $440 billion...

June 17, 2018 06:38 AM

June 16, 2018

Price Decline Driving Adoption Rate of SSDs and PCIe SSDs to Over 50% in 2018 - DRAMeXchange

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce Corp., reports that the oversupply in the NAND flash market has resulted in price...

June 16, 2018 11:59 PM

June 15, 2018

4 Ways IoT Transforms the Electronics Supply Chain

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - IoT technologies are bringing a new level of visibility to the electronics supply chain, enabling manufacturers to reduce waste,...

June 15, 2018 05:41 PM

NXP-Qualcomm $44B deal to clear China as Trump authorizes $50B tariffs

Tech -- TechCrunch - The U.S.-China trade battle enters an important new phase. The South China Morning Post is reporting that China's Ministry of Commerce...

June 15, 2018 04:26 PM

June 13, 2018

Worldwide Spending on Digital Transformation Will Soar Past $1 Trillion in 2018, Led by the Manufacturing Industries, According to a New IDC Spending Guide

Think -- IDC - Worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations...

June 13, 2018 04:03 PM

Weekly Global Update for June 13, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - China/Taiwan Update;

U.S. April Shipments, Orders & Inventories;

Global Semiconductor sales increased 20.2% y/y to $37.6 billion...

June 13, 2018 03:50 PM

June 12, 2018

2018 World Cable Assembly Market

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 2017 broke the recent mold. It was the highest growth year since the 2010 recession recovery. The prior six years were boring...

June 12, 2018 05:49 PM

June 11, 2018

GlobalWafers posts over 30% increase in May revenues

DigiTimes -- Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.78 billion (US$160.6 million) for May 2018, up 30.2% on year and...

June 11, 2018 05:28 PM

Global semiconductor sales increase 20% in April, says SIA

DigiTimes -- Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$37.6 billion for the month of April 2018, an increase of 20.2% from the April 2017 total of US$31.3...

June 11, 2018 05:27 PM

MLCC supply to remain tight through 2019, says Yageo

DigiTimes -- Yageo has seen its supply of MLCCs fall short of demand, which will likely persist through 2019, according to company chairman Pierre Chen.

June 11, 2018 05:25 PM

Global semiconductor equipment billings reach record US$17 billion in 1Q18, says SEMI

DigiTimes -- Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings came to US$17 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 12% sequentially and 30% on year,...

June 11, 2018 05:25 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 33.4 Percent in the First Quarter of 2018, While Shipments Increased 17.3 Percent

Think -- Gartner - The growth at the end of 2017 continued for the worldwide server market in the first quarter of 2018 as worldwide server revenue increased...

June 11, 2018 02:51 PM

June 10, 2018

Dell Overtakes HPE As Worldwide Server Share Leader As Market Reaches All-Time High

Enterprise -- CRN - It was a record first quarter for server sales in 2018, reaching $18.8 billion, according to new data from IDC. Here are the top five global...

June 10, 2018 11:53 PM

2018 Manufacturing Tech. Orders Up 22% Through April

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Manufacturing technology orders climbed 10.5 percent year-over-year in April 2018, with orders for the year...

June 10, 2018 11:34 PM

June 08, 2018

Global NAND Flash Revenue Dropped by 3% in 1Q18 From 4Q17 - DRAMeXchange

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - The latest analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce Corp., finds that the seasonal headwinds in 1Q18 has resulted...

June 08, 2018 06:15 PM

1Q18 EMEA Server Spending up by 35% YoY, according to IDC

Think -- IDC - International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the first quarter of 2018, the EMEA...

June 08, 2018 05:15 PM

June 06, 2018

U.S. Manufacturing's Humming-Except for Shortages and Tariffs

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- U.S. manufacturers that rely on access to electronic components are on the brink of not being able to fulfill their customers' orders. But manufacturing...

June 06, 2018 06:26 PM

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Grew 34.4% during the First Quarter of 2018, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew 34.4% year over year during Q1 2018 to $13.0 billion, according to...

June 06, 2018 03:42 PM

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in the First Quarter of 2018 with Uncertainty in the Year Ahead, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - The combined consumer and enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 1.3% year over year in Q1 2018 with worldwide...

June 06, 2018 03:39 PM

ISM reports solid non-manufacturing growth in May

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth-known as the NMI-headed up 1.8% to 58.6 (a reading above 50 indicates...

June 06, 2018 03:24 PM

The Technical-Economics of Passive Electronic Components in 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Investing in the Electronic Component Supply Chain Requires a Basic Understanding of Markets, Technologies and Opportunities...

June 06, 2018 03:02 PM

Weekly Global Update for June 6, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Manufacturing Growth Slows but Still Positive; World Server Vendor Revenue increased 38.6% in 1Q'18; World Smartphone...

June 06, 2018 03:01 PM

5 Top Issues Affecting Global Supply Chains

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Brexit, terrorism, political turmoil top list of supply chain disruptions buyers should be most concerned about - and prepared...

June 06, 2018 03:01 PM

June 05, 2018

Wearable Device Shipments Slow in Q1 2017 as Consumers Shift from Basic Wearables to Smarter Devices, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - Worldwide shipments of wearable devices grew 1.2% during Q1 2018 as shipments reached 25.1 million units according to the IDC Worldwide...

June 05, 2018 05:32 PM

Weekly Global Update for May 30, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - "Flash" May Purchasing Manager Indices; Global Industrial Production Continues to Climb; World Electronic Supply Chain 1St Quarter...

June 05, 2018 05:00 PM

2017 European Switch Market Sales Up 7% and Bookings 11% Higher than the First Three Quarters of 2016

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Total reported sales for all switch category in Europe for Q3 of 2017 were 1% below the previous quarter and 10% better than...

June 05, 2018 05:00 PM

June 04, 2018

Automotive IC market on pace for 3rd consecutive record year

DigiTimes -- The automotive IC market is on pace to grow 18.5% to a new record high of US$32.3 billion in 2018, surpassing the previous record of US$27.2...

June 04, 2018 04:10 PM

Worldwide smartphone shipments to remain down in 2018, says IDC

DigiTimes -- After declining 0.3% in 2017, the worldwide smartphone market is expected to contract again in 2018 before returning to growth in 2019 and beyond,...

June 04, 2018 04:10 PM

IC sector prospering in Hefei, China

DigiTimes -- The IC industry in Hefei is one of the fast-growing IC industry clusters in China. In less than three years, a total of 129 IC companies including...

June 04, 2018 04:08 PM

Quotes for 6-inch capacity to rise 10%

DigiTimes -- Quotes for 6-inch foundry capacity will rise 10% in the third quarter as demand for power semiconductor devices has been strong, according to...

June 04, 2018 04:07 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

Think -- Gartner - A significant shift toward digital business models that harness technology trends such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT),...

June 04, 2018 02:56 PM

Deep Learning Chipset Market to Reach $66.3 Billion by 2025, According to Tractica

Business Wire -- The deep learning chipset market is in a dynamic period of evolution and innovation, with a number of new products scheduled for release...

June 04, 2018 04:20 AM

Mary Meeker: China's AI expertise is 'focused and organized and gaining'

VentureBeat - dev -- Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report today to highlight a broad range of subjects influencing the future of technology, ranging...

June 04, 2018 02:34 AM

NAND Flash Oversupply Drives SSD Prices Lower

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Oversupply in the NAND flash market is causing downward price pressure on client solid-state drives (SSDs), which, in turn, is driving up demand...

June 04, 2018 02:26 AM

June 02, 2018

Suddenly the server market is hot again

Enterprise -- Network World News - After years of shrinking sales, the server market is suddenly hot, very hot. According to the latest figures from IDC, worldwide...

June 02, 2018 11:36 PM

ISM May manufacturing report is strong

SupplyChain -- Logistics Management - ISM said that PMI, the report's key metric, increased 1.4% in May to 58.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth)....

June 02, 2018 10:53 PM

Manufacturing PMI Snaps Skid With Modest May Increase

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - After falling for three straight months, the latest Manufacturing PMI from the Institute for Supply Management...

June 02, 2018 10:49 PM

U.S. Gains 223K Jobs; Unemployment At 18-Year Low Of 3.8 Pct.

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate...

June 02, 2018 10:48 PM

June 01, 2018

Component Shortages Exacerbate Counterfeit Worries

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Components of all sorts, from passives to semiconductors, have lately been in short supply, which has OEMs worried. Worse, as manufacturers...

June 01, 2018 05:48 PM

May 31, 2018

Server sales boom in Q1 as Dell, HPE tied for No. 1, but whitebox dominates for cloud providers

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - It's a good time to make servers as the cloud buildout, Intel's Purely platform and an enterprise upgrade cycle drive demand.

May 31, 2018 04:55 PM