Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…

Employees Top Sources of Supply Chain Fraud Risk

In the context of the supply chain, the term “fraud” could mean many things: intentional financial errors; misrepresented inventory levels or outright fake products. More than one quarter (28.9 percent) of supply chain professionals polled by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services said their organizations experienced supply chain fraud, waste or abuse during the past 12 months.…

Display Makers Face Price Dilemma

It’s a classic dilemma for suppliers: prices decline more rapidly than manufacturing costs. Currently, display manufacturers are facing a squeeze as shipments of five-inch full-high-definition (FHD) mobile phone panels declined by 34 percent last year while manufacturing costs fell only 14 percent, according to IHS. Smartphone prices continue to fall, according to the researcher, so…

Canon Joins the AllSeen Alliance

San Francisco, Calif. – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced that Canon Inc. has joined as a premier member. By joining the AllSeen Alliance, Canon will help advance the AllJoyn open source project as the common framework used by devices, services and apps within…

ROHM Extends Rutronik Franchise to Global

ROHM Semiconductor expanded its distribution agreement with Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente to a worldwide franchise for the entire ROHM products portfolio. Rutronik markets ROHM devices since 1999 with a at last dramatically double digit sales growth. For the second time in a row, Rutronik has recently received the award of the distributor with “Achievement in Highest…

Diodes Inc. Awards Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to have been named Global Distributor of the Year for 2014 by Diodes Inc. The award was presented during EDS, the Electronics Distribution Show, held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Diodes Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific…