Lawsuit Alleges Price Fixing by Top DRAM Manufacturers

Consumers today filed a class-action lawsuit against the three largest manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), stating they illegally agreed to raise prices of DRAM, a critical component of smartphones, laptops and other electronics, therefore pushing price increases onto consumers who purchased devices containing DRAM, according to Hagens Berman. Did you purchase a smartphone or…

Semiconductor Sales Up 20% in Q1

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $111.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 20 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017, but 2.5 percent less than the fourth quarter of 2017. Sales for the month of March 2018 came…

ISM: Manufacturing Growth Slows in April

(Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 108th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing…