US Electronics Growth Slow, Steady

Both US economy and electronics industry statistics released this week point to a slight uptick in economic growth, which is a potentially positive indicator for the rest of the year. For the second quarter of 2013, the United States economy was up 1.7 percent, according to the US Commerce Department. Although modest, this upturn is…

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ARM Hits 50% Market Share in Automotive

According to findings from the 2013 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, the market share for ARM-based embedded processors in the automotive sector is judged to have passed fifty percent in 2012.  Semicast defines embedded processors to include 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors, as well as ASICs, ASSPs and FPGAs with an integrated 32-bit core; 8/16-bit…

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SSD Market Scores Big in Q1

 Solid-state drives (SSD) got a huge push in the first quarter from greatly expanded usage in ultrathin/Ultrabook PCs as well as in PC tablets, where shipment volume to those sectors tripled within a year’s time in a mighty display of growth, according to the latest Storage market tracker report from information and analytics provider IHS…

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What Distributor Results Say About The Industry

Broadline electronics distributors sell everything from IP&E products to semiconductors and systems, so their quarterly results provide a snapshot into the overall health in the global market. As Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc. report their results for the June quarter, it’s clear the environment remains challenging. Both distributors saw sales increase for the quarter: …

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