chip, forecast, market, decline

Intel Tops Q1 Chip Sales; Semiconductor Market to Decline 7.2% in 2019

After three consecutive years of growth – and a sales increase of 13.2 percent in 2018—the global semiconductor market is forecast by IDC to decline to $440 billion this year, down 7.2 percent from $474 billion in 2018. IDC’s Semiconductor Applications Forecaster also expects that semiconductor revenues will recover in 2020 and log a compound…


A Wild Week; EDS Wraps, and a Bumpy H2 for Component Demand

As component manufacturers and distributors gathered for the annual EDS trade show, fears of a 2019 recession had largely abated. The year could end slightly ahead of 2018, one global distributor projected, assuming the market environment remains “normal.” That was Wednesday. By Friday, the U.S. had escalated its trade war with China and the supply…


ISM, purchasing, manufacturing, forecast

Purchasers Forecast Revenue & Production Capacity Growth in 2019

Purchasing managers and supply chain executives in manufacturing industries in the U.S. expect the economy to continue to grow throughout 2019, according to the latest economic report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). At the same time, many in the manufacturing sector said tariffs are negatively impacting business and the supply chain. Nearly 60…


3 Tips for Sourcing Box Build Services

When sourcing box build services, manufacturers must evaluate the sophistication of the provider’s assembly tools and methods, the strength of its engineering team, and the breadth of its capabilities. Sophistication of tools & methods Sophistication of tools does not always mean shiny new million-dollar equipment. It can be as simple as using specialized hand tools…


foreign direct investment, index, AT Kearney

Where is Foreign Direct Investment Going?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is often viewed through the same lens as on-shoring or re-shoring. From a nation’s perspective, these activities retain or add jobs. FDI is becoming more important – and more global – to businesses, according to The 2019 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. Almost four-fifths of respondents expect to increase…


ECIA Develops Guidelines on China Tariffs

The ECIA Distributor Council assigned the GIPC (Global Industry Practices Committee) to identify multiple best practices regarding the transfer and/or exchange of information for the handling of China tariffs between electronic component Manufacturers and Distributors. Since the implementation of the China Tariff List 301 in July 2018 the electronic components authorized channel partners have been…


TTI Offers Rohm 1SML-D15 LED Series

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the Rohm SML-D15 LED Series. These high-accuracy single-rank 1608-size high-brightness chip LEDs are optimized for industrial, medical and automotive systems. The SML-D15 series was developed using a comprehensive, highly integrated manufacturing system (from device fabrication), allowing ROHM to exceed the limits of conventional…


RFMW Receives General Atomics Supplier of the Year Award

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, in recognition of Outstanding Quality and Delivery Performance has awarded RFMW with their Supplier of the Year Award at a ceremony held at RFMW’s corporate office in San Jose, CA. The GA-ASI spokesperson stated, “Your commitment to excellence contributed to timely, high-quality production of…