2021 Semiconductor Unit Shipments to Reach New Record

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13 percent in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, based on data presented in the 2021 edition of IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast…

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Sager Names Shannon Freise Senior VP of Operations

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, Electromechanical, and Thermal solutions and provider of value-add solutions, today announces the promotion of Shannon Freise to Senior Vice President of Operations for the organization. Ms. Freise has been with Sager Electronics for over 23 years. The role of Senior Vice President of Operations encompasses…

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ECIA: Component & Product Demand Surges to Dramatic High

Optimism in the electronics market is surging, according to ECIA, bolstering data from a national manufacturing index that reached a 37-year high in March. The ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) monthly survey, which assesses month-to-month sales growth sentiment, leapt up between 26 and 27 points in component and end-market measures from February to March.…

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Electronics Adds to U.S. Manufacturing Surge

The electronics sector helped drive U.S. manufacturing activity to a 37-year high in March as pent-up demand emptied customers’ shelves and firmed up expectations for a widespread economic recovery. There are no signs demand will abate, according to the Institute for Supply Management, although factories will face supply and labor constraints at least through the…

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Optos, Sensors & Discretes Defy Covid Economy

A broad-based economic rebound in 2021, fueled by pent-up demand and a steady recovery in global commerce after the 2020 outbreak of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, is forecast to lift total sales in optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) by 13 percent to $99.4 billion this year, according to IC Insights. IC Insights…

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ECIA Announces New Environmental Compliance Advisor Roles

In light of the continued acceleration of global legislation to protect the environment, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee has established advisory positions to enable ECIA members to gain better awareness about regulations that substantially affect the electronic components industry. Don Elario, ECIA’s Vice President of Industry Practices explains the need for these new advisors. “The…

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