Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

February 14, 2018

DMASS: 2017 Semi Sales Post All-Time Record

Electronics Distribution News -- The European semiconductor industry ended 2017 on an upbeat note. According to DMASS semiconductor sales as reported its members in Q4/2017 ended...

February 14, 2018 08:25 PM

Weekly Global Update for February 14, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - China/Taiwan Update; Global Electronic Supply Chain 1Q'17 Growth Update; Annual Semiconductor Sales Increased 21.6%, December...

February 14, 2018 08:07 PM

February 13, 2018

4Q17 and 2017 Connector Industry Results

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Connector industry sales increased an astounding +14.3% year-over-year in 4Q17 to $15,731 million. This is the highest sales...

February 13, 2018 04:45 PM

Smart Textiles: A Good Fit

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Wearables have moved beyond smart watches, fitness trackers and monitors that can measure human physiology. Wearable electronics...

February 13, 2018 04:43 PM

February 11, 2018

IC Capacity To Rise 8% This Year And Next Year.

ElectronicsWeekly -- New manufacturing lines are expected to boost industry capacity 8% in both 2018 and 2019, says IC Insights. From 2017-2022, annual growth in...

February 11, 2018 05:51 AM

2017 broke all the records, says SIA

ElectronicsWeekly -- 2017 semiconductor sales were a record $412 billion, says the SIA, a rise of 21.3% over 2016 December sales were $38 billion, an increase of...

February 11, 2018 05:49 AM

TSMC January revenues hit 6-month low

DigiTimes -- Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) fell to a six-month low of NT$79.74 billion (US$2.72 billion) in January...

February 11, 2018 05:17 AM

Silicon wafer shipments increase 10% in 2017

DigiTimes -- Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 10% in 2017 when compared to 2016 area shipments, while silicon revenues grew 21% on year, according...

February 11, 2018 05:17 AM

Global spending on semiconductors increases markedly in 2017, says IHS

DigiTimes -- In a clear sign of recovery from a disappointing downturn just two years ago, global spending on semiconductors rose to a five-year high in 2017,...

February 11, 2018 05:15 AM

Semiconductor sales hit record US$412 billion in 2017, says SIA

DigiTimes -- The global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling US$412.2 billion in 2017, the industry's highest-ever annual sales and an increase of...

February 11, 2018 05:12 AM

Bullish Chip Forecast Explained

All Programmable Planet -- Future Horizons' CEO explains why the market watcher just increased a 2018 semiconductor forecast that was already the most bullish in the industry.

February 11, 2018 05:11 AM

February 09, 2018

Technology Drives Opportunity in 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As the technology revolution continues, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) top the list of technologies...

February 09, 2018 05:06 PM

Technology Drives Opportunity in 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As the technology revolution continues, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) top the list of technologies...

February 09, 2018 05:05 PM

February 08, 2018

Flash memory chip prices to stabilize in 2018

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Technology firms' spending on semiconductors rose by 17 percent in 2017 on the back of increased demand for memory chips for data...

February 08, 2018 05:58 PM

February 07, 2018

Semiconductor Spending Hits Five-Year High in 2017

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Global semiconductor spending reached a five-year high in 2017, up 17 percent from last year, according to the latest research from IHS Markit....

February 07, 2018 08:24 PM

Weekly Global Update for February 7, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The EIPC held its winter conference in Lyon, France. EIPC selected Alstom France to host their winter event. Walt Custer presented...

February 07, 2018 08:11 PM

February 06, 2018

North American Switch Market Sales Rose 2% and Bookings Up 3% for the First Half of 2017 Versus 2016

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Total reported sales for all switch categories in North America for Q2 of 2017 were 8% above the previous quarter and 2% better...

February 06, 2018 05:10 PM

February 05, 2018

Annual Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.6 Percent, Top $400 Billion for First Time

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced...

February 05, 2018 07:17 PM

Q4 smartphone shipments down 4.5%

ElectronicsWeekly -- Q4 smartphone unit shipments declined by 4.5% to 387.5 million units, says IHS. Shipments grew 3.1% y-o-y 1.4 billion units to 1.44 billion units....

February 05, 2018 05:31 PM

More than 1 trillion semiconductor devices to ship in 2018

Dataweek -- Annual semiconductor unit shipments of integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discretes, or O-S-D, devices are expected to grow 9% in 2018 and top...

February 05, 2018 12:27 AM

February 04, 2018

Mobile DRAM prices to rise 3% in 1Q18, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes -- Mobile DRAM contract prices will rise a mere 3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange. Despite the recent launch...

February 04, 2018 10:57 PM

Japan passive component suppliers likely to raise quotes

DigiTimes -- Japan-based passive component suppliers including Murata and Taiyo Yuden are likely to raise their quotes for their MLCCs, chip resistors, and...

February 04, 2018 10:56 PM

Semiconductor shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights

DigiTimes -- Annual semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discretes, or O-S-D, devices) are expected to grow 9% in 2018 and top...

February 04, 2018 10:55 PM

LED overcapacity likely in 2018

DigiTimes -- China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers began massive expansion projects in 2017 and most of their new production capacities will come...

February 04, 2018 10:55 PM

Worldwide spending on robotics and drones to reach US$103 billion in 2018, says IDC

DigiTimes -- IDC forecasts worldwide spending on robotics and drones solutions will total US$103.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 22.1% over 2017. By 2021,...

February 04, 2018 10:55 PM

UMC reports mild decrease in 4Q17 sales

DigiTimes -- United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported that its fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues came to NT$36.63 billion (US$1.26 billion),...

February 04, 2018 10:54 PM

Higher-end MOSFET chip prices may stay put in 1Q18

DigiTimes -- With the global PC market entering the traditional slow season and demand from China's automotive electronics market turning weak, medium- to...

February 04, 2018 10:53 PM

February 02, 2018

Apple Passes Samsung to Capture the Top Position in the Worldwide Smartphone Market While Overall Shipments Decline 6.3% in the Fourth Quarter, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - According to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 million...

February 02, 2018 05:12 PM

February 01, 2018

Weekly Global Update for January 31, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 4Q'17 Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth; 4Q'17 EMS & ODM Growth; Japan Update; Flash January PMI Leading Indicators; December...

February 01, 2018 04:41 PM

The Case for Further Distribution Consolidation

ELECTRONICS PURCHASING STRATEGIES - Distribution -- The electronics component distribution market is straining under severe margin pressures that are bound to persist until businesses in the sector...

February 01, 2018 04:39 PM

January 31, 2018

Slumping Semi Sales Check December Disti Growth

Electronics Distribution News -- Latest sales figures released by the manufacturer authorised distributor (afdec) group within the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn)...

January 31, 2018 05:49 PM

Gartner: Device shipments to reach 2.32bn in 2018

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - Traditional PCs set to decline, along with notebooks

January 31, 2018 04:58 PM

Tech Distributors Grow & Change, Security & Cloud Top Concerns

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, according to a new...

January 31, 2018 04:53 AM

January 30, 2018

IPC: North American PCB Orders Spike

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the December 2017 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board...

January 30, 2018 06:02 PM

Price Hikes Slow for Mobile DRAM

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Lower than expected demand for smartphones is putting the brakes on price increases for mobile DRAM in the first quarter of 2018 but it may not...

January 30, 2018 06:02 PM

January 29, 2018

Gartner Says Worldwide Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1 Percent in 2018

Think -- Gartner - Worldwide shipments of devices - PCs, tablets and mobile phones - totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Shipments...

January 29, 2018 05:06 PM

January 25, 2018

Top Industry 4.0 Trends to Watch for in 2018

EE -- eInfochips - eInsights - Over the years, the whole manufacturing industry has been driven by four disruptions: the usage of mechanization as...

January 25, 2018 06:05 PM

January 24, 2018

Weekly Global Update for January 24, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Automotive Electronics Production Value to Rise @ 5.4% CAGR in 2018-2022; World Semiconductor Revenue to Grow 7.5% in...

January 24, 2018 05:25 PM

January 22, 2018

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Forecast to Grow 7.5 Percent in 2018- Report

Electronics Bazaar -- Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from $419 billion in 2017, according to...

January 22, 2018 06:25 PM

Korea is at Full Throttle on Memory Investments

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights -- 2017 proved to a be record-setting year for the semiconductor industry. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the worldwide...

January 22, 2018 06:21 PM

Enterprises say big data analytics and AI are their top IT priorities for 2018

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Analyst firm 451 Research Inc. has dug up some interesting tidbits about how enterprises are embracing emerging technologies in...

January 22, 2018 05:07 PM

Automotive IC Industry Trends

Semiconductor Engineering -- Why automotive semiconductors shouldn't be treated like consumer devices.

January 22, 2018 03:51 AM

Forecasters See Slowdown Ahead

EETimes -- The semiconductor industry will slow this year and may go flat in 2019, said analysts looking over their shoulder for signs of an economic downturn.

January 22, 2018 03:46 AM

IC market to grow 21% this year, says Penn

ElectronicsWeekly -- At IFS2018 in London this week, Future Horizons' CEO Malcolm Penn delivered a state of the industry report. "Eght years of benign global economic...

January 22, 2018 03:45 AM

DRAM prices to rise further in 1H18, says Nanya

DigiTimes -- After experiencing an impressive rise in 2017, DRAM prices are expected to soar further in the first half of 2018, and overall market situations...

January 22, 2018 03:20 AM

Global IT spending to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2018, says Gartner

DigiTimes -- Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

January 22, 2018 03:14 AM

Penn Predicts A $500bn Semiconductor Market, Almost

Electronics Distribution News -- The $500bn global semiconductor market is tantalisingly close. That's the bullish forecast presented by Malcolm Penn CEO of market research company...

January 22, 2018 12:30 AM

Value of Chip Deals Down; Impact on Supply Up

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Although the value of mergers between semiconductor companies declined in 2017, the two-dozen deals that were consummated last year will have...

January 22, 2018 12:10 AM

US Semiconductor Shipments to Reach $50.1B in 2021

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- US shipments of semiconductors are forecast to reach $50.1 billion in 2021, according to Semiconductors: United States, a report recently released...

January 22, 2018 12:09 AM