Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

August 19, 2019

Predicting the Next U.S. Recession

U.S. News -- A protracted trade war between China and the United States, the world's largest economies, and a...

August 19, 2019 02:01 AM

MCU market to regain growth after 2019 slump, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the microcontroller (MCU) market slid lower in the first half of 2019 because...

August 19, 2019 01:06 AM

MCU market to fall 6 percent in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - The MCU market is expected to contract by 6% this year, according to semiconductor market analysts, IC Insights. The fall is...

August 19, 2019 01:04 AM

Power management ICs to grow 8% a year for next decade

Media -- FierceElectronics - Personal electronics and industrial applications make up more than half of power management IC market, analyst says.

August 19, 2019 01:02 AM

2Q DRAM revenue Falls by 9.1% QoQ - 3Q quotes still set to fall

Media -- Evertiq - According to investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, quote trends for various products, including commodity DRAM,...

August 19, 2019 01:00 AM

Mid-year global semi sales down 14.5% compared to 2018

Media -- Evertiq - worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous...

August 19, 2019 12:42 AM

TSMC to see revenues rise substantially starting August

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is expected to enjoy substantial revenue growth starting August with the momentum to continue through the last quarter of 2019,...

August 19, 2019 12:06 AM

August 18, 2019

76% of IC products expected to see flat growth in 2019

Media -- Evertiq - After flying high for two years, DRAM sales growth is forecast to rank last in 2019, worst among all IC categories; NAND flash sales...

August 18, 2019 11:27 PM

White House says 'no recession in sight' despite market turmoil

Media -- Reuters - Business - White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little...

August 18, 2019 11:20 PM

China's economy worsens in July, industrial growth at 17-year low as trade war escalates

Media -- Reuters - Business - China's economy stumbled more sharply than expected in July, with industrial output growth cooling to a more than 17-year...

August 18, 2019 10:37 PM

US pushes 10% China tariffs to mid-December

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - The Trump administration will delay until mid-December the 10% tariff on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping...

August 18, 2019 09:21 PM

August 17, 2019

Supply Chain Will Feel Impact of Hong Kong Airport Protests

Distribution -- EPS News - A two-day shut down of Hong Kong International Airport forced the cancellation of hundreds of passenger flights...

August 17, 2019 05:42 PM

August 16, 2019

Lenovo says customers quitting clouds boosts channel

Enterprise -- CRN - Channel business grew 57 percent over the past year.

August 16, 2019 05:34 PM

August 15, 2019

MCU Sales To Dip 6% In 2019

Distribution -- Disti Blog - An initially downbeat, but longer term upbeat forecast for the global microcontroller (MCU) market has been issued by IC Insights....

August 15, 2019 04:17 PM

Weekly Global Update for August 14, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth; U.S. vs. World Second Quarter Performance; World Semiconductors Sales declined 16.8% y/y...

August 15, 2019 04:16 PM

Air Cargo Out of Hong Kong 'On Time' For Now

Distribution -- EPS News - The two-day closure of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) had not impacted air cargo as of late Tuesday, although future delays...

August 15, 2019 03:58 PM

August 13, 2019

IDC's 7th Annual Global IoT Decision Maker Survey Reveals IoT as a Leading Digital Transformation Initiative, but Organizations Struggle with Skills Gaps and Infrastructure Readiness

Business Wire -- IDC has published its 7th annual survey examining the latest Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities, challenges, and investment...

August 13, 2019 08:14 PM

August 12, 2019

Power, Analog and Logic hold up in market slowdown, says DMASS

Media -- eeNews Europe - The second quarter of 2019 finally showed the long-expected slowdown of the components distribution market in Europe,...

August 12, 2019 07:00 PM

TSMC revenues slip in July

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported July consolidated revenues slipped 1.3% sequentially but grew 14%...

August 12, 2019 06:59 PM

TSMC gearing up for another semiconductor supercycle

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global semiconductor market is set to enter a dynamic new phase of growth, as the era of 5G network looms around the corner....

August 12, 2019 06:59 PM

European Disti Market Hits Buffers in Q2

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Finally, the European distribution market is showing the signs of wear and tear. The second quarter of 2019 finally showed the long-expected...

August 12, 2019 05:07 PM

August 11, 2019

Chip market weakness lingers in second quarter

Media -- eeNews Europe - Global sales of semiconductors in the second quarter were 16.8 percent down on the same quarter a year before, according...

August 11, 2019 03:53 AM

Global smartphone shipments fall for 7th consecutive quarter in 2Q19, says IHS

Media -- DIGITIMES - The bad news for the global smartphone market is that global shipments fell in the second quarter, marking seven consecutive quarters...

August 11, 2019 03:43 AM

Global semiconductor sales drop 14.5% in 1H19, says SIA

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous...

August 11, 2019 03:35 AM

NAND flash contract prices fall at slower pace, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash contract market prices continue their downward trend in July, but the price falls have decelerated, according to DRAMeXchange.

August 11, 2019 03:35 AM

Firms need not overly worry about tariff war, says Pegatron chair

Media -- DIGITIMES - Volatile international trade conditions are expected to persist into at least the next US presidential race, and firms must focus...

August 11, 2019 03:34 AM

DRAM expected to remain largest IC market

Media -- Evertiq - Despite a 38% sales decline expected this year, the DRAM market is forecast to remain the largest of all IC product categories again...

August 11, 2019 03:33 AM

Memory spot prices to continue rally

Media -- DIGITIMES - Spot market prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory will continue rallying in the short term, driven by the ongoing trade disputes...

August 11, 2019 03:30 AM

Mid-Year Global Semiconductor Sales Down 14.5 Compared to 2018

Media -- EDACafe - Year-to-year sales down across all regions; 2019 Q2 sales up slightly compared to Q1

August 11, 2019 03:29 AM

August 10, 2019

How Aluminum Competes in Global Capacitor Markets

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This MarketEYE installment addresses the global market for aluminum electrolytic capacitors following a large global research...

August 10, 2019 09:24 PM

August 08, 2019

Weekly Global Update for August 7, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 2Q'19 Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; July PMI Leading Indicators,

World Smartphones Shipments declined 2.3%...

August 08, 2019 06:35 PM

76% of IC Products Face Flat or Negative Growth in 2019

Distribution -- EPS News - In an ugly turnaround from last year, IC growth rates in 2019 are expected to be heavily weighted toward the negative side of the...

August 08, 2019 06:33 PM

August 07, 2019

What Are the Long-term Costs of the China-U.S. Trade War?

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - President Trump's latest threat to levy 10% tariffs on $300 billion of imports from China will result in lower output from...

August 07, 2019 06:50 PM

Another trade war threatens the chip industry as Japan takes away Korea's special status

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Ratcheting up its ongoing spat with South Korea, Japan has put restrictions on export of three materials that are critical...

August 07, 2019 06:49 PM

August 05, 2019

US new tariffs on Chinese imports may dim TSMC, Intel prospects

Media -- DIGITIMES - The Trump administration's latest move to slap a 10% tariff on the remaining US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports, including handsets,...

August 05, 2019 03:42 PM

Smartphones sales to fall in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - Smartphone sales will drop 2.5% this year to 1.5 billion units, according to Gartner. However, sales are set to return to growth...

August 05, 2019 03:38 PM

South Korea Became The 3rd Largest Electronics Mfg Powerhouse Of The World

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Korea was responsible for 8.8 per cent of the global electronics manufacturing output last year Electronics output of...

August 05, 2019 03:36 PM

DRAM expected to remain largest IC market despite 38% sales decline, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Despite a 38% sales decline expected this year, the DRAM market is forecast to remain the largest of all IC product categories again...

August 05, 2019 02:18 AM

Cloudy Outlook Seen For IC Biz

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - After a slowdown in the first half of 2019, chipmakers and equipment vendors face a cloudy outlook for the second...

August 05, 2019 02:05 AM

UMC expects 2-4% shipment increase in 3Q19

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a 2-4% shipment increase sequentially in the third quarter of 2019,...

August 05, 2019 01:57 AM

Memory spot prices rebounding, contract quotes to rise in August

Media -- DIGITIMES - Spot market prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory chips have been on the rise since the beginning of July, and their contract prices...

August 05, 2019 01:55 AM

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to decline 9.6% in 2019, says Gartner

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$429 billion in 2019, a decline of 9.6% from US$475 billion in 2018, according...

August 05, 2019 01:53 AM

Silicon wafer area shipments drop to 6-quarter low

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments fell to a six-quarter low of 2.983 billion square inches in the second quarter of 2019, according...

August 05, 2019 01:53 AM

Second Quarter 2019 Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall 2.2 Percent from First Quarter Levels

Media -- Design And Reuse - Second Quarter 2019 Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall 2.2 Percent from First Quarter Levels

August 05, 2019 01:50 AM

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 9.6% in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $429 billion in 2019, which would represent a decline of 9.6% from $475...

August 05, 2019 01:42 AM

Gartner Says Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31.3% in 2018

Business Wire -- The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 31.3% in 2018 to total $32.4 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2017, according to...

August 05, 2019 12:21 AM

U.S. hiring slows; manufacturers cut hours for workers

Media -- Reuters - Business - U.S. job growth slowed in July and manufacturers slashed hours for workers, which together with an escalation in trade tensions...

August 05, 2019 12:05 AM

August 02, 2019

U.S. manufacturing activity slows further in July

Media -- Reuters - Business - U.S. manufacturing activity slowed to a near three-year low in July and a measure of new orders received by factories rebounded...

August 02, 2019 11:03 PM

Infineon CEO sees semiconductor recovery only in 2020

Media -- Reuters - Technology - German chipmaker Infineon expects the semiconductor industry to recover only in 2020, with no sign of recovery yet in...

August 02, 2019 11:01 PM

Surging chip stocks send Nasdaq to record high

Media -- Reuters - Business - The Nasdaq hit a record high on Wednesday and the S&P 500 was close behind as reassuring comments from Texas Instruments...

August 02, 2019 10:01 PM