Leadtimes & Pricing Remain Stable

 Leadtimes and prices in the electronics component market will remain largely stable through the end of July, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s  latest Market and Technology Trends Report. The report is generated monthly by Avnet component specialists compiling data from customer orders and input from component suppliers. The data represents about 90 percent of the distribution…

Set-Top Box Market to Achieve Record Shipments in 2013

 Despite the pay-TV industry’s increasing focus on delivering services to alternative devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets, its traditional flagship platform– the set-top box (STB)—continues to thrive, with market shipments set to hit record highs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Global shipments of STBs used for cable, satellite, terrestrial and Internet protocol television (IPTV) digital…

Key Trends in the High-Tech Aftermarket

Forward-thinking technology companies have been eyeing the aftermarket–the range of products and services required to maintain or reclaim a product after sale–for several years now.  A recent study reinforces the demand for after-market services and the opportunities service providers have in this growing sector. The aftermarket has long been just an afterthought to the sales and…

Taiwan’s May LED Sales Set Record

The LED market in recent months has benefited from inventory demand and lighting market orders, according to TrendForce’s research division LEDinside.  In May, 2013, Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers’ total sales revenue increased to NTD10.96 billion (+6.8%MoM,+23.8%YoY). Meanwhile, Taiwanese listed LED chip manufacturers’ total sales revenue reached NTD4.44 billion (+6.7%MoM,+10.9%YoY). Moreover, that of Taiwanese listed LED package…

IPC Releases Study on Quality Benchmarks for EMS

Electronics manufacturing services providers from across the globe assembled 172,356 PCBs on average during 2012, according to IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries. In its latest report on quality benchmarks for the EMS industry, the IPC also reported the median number of components placed by EMS companies was 22,536,199. The IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for…

Global Automotive Electronics on Path to $205 Billion

Automotive Electronics are increasingly utilized in today’s automobiles. Beginning with the requirement of providing enhanced engine control, the current breed of automobiles has become more and more reliant on electronics, enabling them in going faster, even while providing highest levels of safety. Today’s contemporary cars have evolved into electronic machines, with more and more operations…