Five Semiconductor Suppliers Hold 41% of Global Market

Big semiconductor companies are getting bigger. Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share, reports IC Insights. Not including foundries, IC Insights forecasts five semiconductor suppliers — Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SK Hynix –…

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Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

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Microdisplay Market to Reach $3B by 2022

Micro Display Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is projected to reach $3 billion by 2022. North America dominates the global market, accounting for more than 50% revenue share of the overall microdisplay market, followed by Asia-Pacific. Summary of the Microdisplay Market Report can be accessed on the website at https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/microdisplay-market LCD technology is the leading segment…

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SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Rise 5% in October

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4 percent from last month’s total of $29.5 billion and 5.1 percent higher than the October 2015 total of $29.0 billion. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor…

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Digi-Key Adds CUI Level VI Power Supplies

CUI and Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, have teamed up to offer their customers a robust portfolio of DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2-compliant external AC-DC adapters. On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) published a revision to its EISA 2007 external power supply (EPS) efficiency standard, increasing the minimum efficiency requirements as well…

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Purchasing Execs Bullish on 2017

Purchasing and supply management executives expect they’ll be buying more from their suppliers next year as the U.S. economy continues the recovery that began in 2009. More than two-thirds – 67 percent — of manufacturing respondents to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Semiannual Economic Forecast expect their 2017 revenue will exceed 2016’s. The ISM’s…

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Panasonic Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces today that it has been named the High Service Distributor of the Year for 2016 by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe. The company cited Mouser for increased sales and customer acquisition. “We have been very impressed with Mouser’s activity to promote Panasonic in Europe,” commented Maximilian Jakob, Panasonic’s Product Director, Product Marketing…

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