Strong Growth Ahead for Connector Industry

The global connector industry is forecast to reach $65.7 billion by 2019, according to the latest report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm. The big growth drivers include 3C applications (computing, communication, and consumer electronics), miniaturization of electronic devices, and increasing electronic content in end products. The report “The Global Connector Industry 2014-2019:…

Top 50: Distribution Returns to Growth in 2014

The North American (NA) distribution industry has posted a five percent increase in revenues after experiencing two years of flat growth. Although distributors faced several challenges, including price pressure, currency fluctuation, and margin erosion, a stronger global economy and higher demand from several market segments, including industrial and medical, buoyed the entire industry in 2014.…

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…

Alliance Memory Extends Micron 512M SDRAM Supply

San Carlos, Calif. — Good news for buyers looking to purchase legacy Micron 512M synchronous DRAMs (SDRAMs). Alliance Memory Inc. has announced that specific Micron 512M SDRAMs, which the company recently acquired from Micron Semiconductor, will be available with their original Micron part numbers into 2017. By providing a continued supply of Micron’s end-of-life (EOL) parts,…