Industrial Electronics Chip Growth Surges

El Segundo, Calif. —The global market for industrial electronics semiconductors grew 11 percent in 2013, recovering from a five percent loss in 2012, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Global industrial chip revenues increased from $30.4 billion in 2012 to $33.7 billion in 2013. Growth will continue over the next few years with industrial-related semiconductor revenue…

Medical Devices to Drive Component Demand

Medical devices for diagnostics and treatment are set to become big growth drivers over the next several years for component suppliers specializing in high-reliability medical markets. Two examples include auto-positive airway pressure (Auto-PAP) devices and diagnostic cardiology devices. In the U.S. alone, shipments of auto-PAP devices for the treatment of sleep apnea is expected to…

When EOL is the Beginning of Sourcing Havoc

Most non-engineers will readily admit that new technology is pretty complicated, but buyers will tell you obsolete products are the real challenge. A majority of purchasers in the electronics supply chain may not be seeking end-of-life (EOL) parts, but those that do will tell you all kinds of problems are associated with EOL. First, many…

Flexible Displays Almost Ready For Prime Time

The advent of display technology that adheres ink-like particles to a substrate such as plastic has set the stage for flexible electronics. Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is currently the leading choice, but proponents believe other opportunities abound in this developing market. Flexible electronics is at the tipping point of widespread market appeal and will increasingly…

Honeywell Wants to be Your Value-Added Provider

In a move to grow sales and give customers a competitive edge, Honeywell Sensing and Control is taking a big step into the world of value-added assembly services for medical and industrial markets. Since Honeywell already possesses the sensor expertise along with proven sensing technologies for these markets, it made sense that the global components…