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CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High Growth

The CMOS image sensor market is on track to grow 15 percent in 2015, reaching $10.1 billion, after a strong increase of 19 percent in 2014, according to IC Insights. This is after only four percent growth in 2013 due to price erosion and inventory corrections in the camera phone market, said the market researcher.…

Materials Improvement Will Aid OLED Growth

One of the issues holding widespread OLED – organic light emitting diode—adoption is limitation and cost of materials. OLED displays can be constructed by spraying ink-like materials onto a substrate—even flexible materials such as plastic. Starting in the second half of 2015, the overall consumption of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) materials will surge according…

Notebook Panel Prices Remain Low

Low pricing for notebook panels is putting pressure on panel makers to maintain fab loading and gain market share, according to a new IHS Inc. report. In addition, low prices coupled with oversupply is hurting their profitability. “Panel cost structure has become crucial in the struggle to stay competitive,” said Jason Hsu, supply chain senior analyst…

Does Vishay Need a New, Growth Formula?

One decade after it began a series of acquisitions aimed at boosting sales and profit expansion Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is still struggling to find the right formula for differentiating itself in one of the most competitive and growth-challenged segments of the electronics components market. The company has made many acquisitions and broadened its product offerings…

Samsung Threatens Intel’s Leadership Position in Q2

Although Intel retains its title as the leading semiconductor supplier in sales, Samsung shrunk Intel’s lead to 16 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, according IC Insight’s August Update. In 2014, Intel’s semiconductor sales were 36 percent greater than Samsung’s revenues. However, IC Insights analysts believe it will be tough for Samsung to…

July: Manufacturing Adjusts Growth Pace

After setting several high marks for the year to date in June, the domestic manufacturing industry adjusted its growth pace in July. A leading national manufacturing index, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, declined slightly from June to 52.7 percent. “The PMI was down 0.8 [percentage points] but still growing for the 31st consecutive month,”…