EMS Notebook PC Shipments at 3-Year Low

 Contract manufacturers of notebook computers suffered a worse-than-expected first quarter after shipments to clients like Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. tumbled to the lowest level in three years, according to a PC Dynamics Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global shipments of notebook computers from original design manufacturers (ODM) during January…

IHS: DRAM Market Grows Up

It’s said that adversity breeds character—and that certainly seems to be the case for the global market for DRAM (dynamic random access memory). This market has achieved some maturity in the face of daunting challenges, allowing the industry to achieve a balance between supply and demand this year. After DRAM wafer output peaked in 2008…

UPS Service Market Flat in 2012

Although market growth for service on uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) was flat in 2012, revenue in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 5 percent from the same period last year, suggesting the market may be strengthening, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS (NYSE: IHS). UPS service revenues can…