Medical Display Market to Rise Nearly 30%

Englewood, Colorado −The global market for medical-grade displays is projected to grow nearly 30 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to IHS Inc. The key drivers include improving economic conditions, and increasing demand and sales in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Revenue of medical-grade displays is forecast to reach $3.2 billion in…

Update 2: Plant Fire at SK Hynix May Impact Supply, Pricing

In an email statement on Sept. 12, Hynix reiterates that the line not effected by the fire at the Wuxi fab resumed operations on Sept. 7. The memory maker also noted that the line impacted by the fire is still undergoing a safety inspection with plans to “complete inspections and full restoration of the air ventilation system and facilities in order to resume production in October.” Hynix further noted that it “will make every effort to ramp up operations in stages in order to fully recover normalized production level in November.

Stable Lead Times Ahead for Magnetic Components

Buyers who are purchasing magnetic components can expect stable lead times and pricing throughout the remainder of the year. At least that is the consensus of inductor and transformer suppliers that I’ve chatted with over the past few weeks. Although a few inductor suppliers noted rising demand over the past quarter, which has resulted in…