Sensor, Actuator & Discrete Sales Surge in 2021

A year after the deadly Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, causing lockdowns worldwide and a deep global economic recession, sales of sensors, actuators, and discrete semiconductors are sharply higher in 2021 due to a resurgence in demand across many rebounding end-use markets and significant price increases for parts in short supply.  However, optoelectronics sales growth…

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…

Sales of Optos, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Stabilize

About eight months after the Covid-19 virus pandemic accelerated around the world—causing lockdowns in many countries and driving the global economy into a deep recession—sales of optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors have stabilized. In some  cases, revenues have begun showing signs of a slight recovery in the second half of 2020, which is…

Semiconductor Sales On Pace For Record Year

The semiconductor industry has every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the year. Global semiconductor sales registered their highest-ever quarterly sales increase during Q3 to $107.9 billion; and optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discretes (OSD) are on track to set record-high annual revenues in 2017. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported global Q3 chip sales…

Component Trends: Discretes on the Move in June

For the third month in a row, leadtimes and prices of discrete components have been on the rise, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report. Lead times for discretes have started to stretch for some packages, according to Avnet product experts, resulting in an uptick in ASPs. There are extended lead times…

America Semiconductor: ‘Start-up’ With a Focus on Distribution

Semiconductor start-ups aren’t quite as common as they were 20 years ago, and even fewer have their roots in New Jersey. But America Semiconductor LLC isn’t a typical start-up. The company entered the semiconductor market with experienced management, solid financing and existing relationships with fabs. Electronics Purchasing Strategies Managing Editor Barbara Jorgensen had the opportunity…