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…

Heilind Stocks Bel Magnetic MagJack Connector Modules

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Bel Magnetic Solutions, has expanded its selection of industrial interconnects with the company’s MagJack connector modules — the premier family of integrated products for today’s Ethernet networking applications. These modules are designed to provide signal conditioning, EMI suppression and signal isolation within…

Avnet Reports Q3 2018 Results

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2018. Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights Sales of $4.8 billion increased 6.1% sequentially and 8.0% year over year Excluding supplier program changes, sales grew 7.3% year over year in constant currency GAAP operating margin loss of (1.1%) Non-GAAP adjusted operating income margin…

IPC: North American PCB Industry Continues to Grow

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Industry shipments and orders continued to grow at a brisk pace in March. The book-to-bill ratio retreated from its peak but remained strong at 1.13. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2018 were…

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Double Ordering of Electronic Components Hits ‘All-Time High’

Although the electronics supply chain has been dancing around the issue of double ordering for several quarters, a recent Morgan Stanley report finds there’s been a “significant uptick” in double ordering that has extended component lead times even further. Evidence of double ordering also has analysts questioning the sustainability of the current component-demand upcycle. “To…