Price Cuts Shake Up LED Hierarchy

Declining prices are always a good news/bad news scenario in the electronics components industry. Buyers win when prices dip, but vendors have a hard time meeting revenue and profit goals. After experiencing a fall to the bottom and a price slump in LED during 2012-2013, quite a few LED enterprises have been forced to go…

Samsung SDI to Acquire Magna Battery Business

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (KRX:006400), a global leader in energy solutions and electronic materials, has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. The acquisition is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules…

5 DRAM Trends to Watch in 2015

Memory chip makers have never had much problem selling lots of DRAM, but making money at it hasn’t always been easy. According to TrendForce, 2014 will be one year that’s been profitable for the memory market, and if it’s up to vendors, 2015 will be as well. Tier-one manufacturers, benefiting from the global smartphone boom,…

Paranoia in the Supply Chain

The electronics industry manufacturing supply chain is a technology marvel. As you read this, millions of electronic devices of varying functionalities, end-markets, shapes and sizes are being assembled, packaged and shipped to enterprise customers and consumers worldwide. The process is almost flawless. Most of these equipment will work perfectly well. A few devices don’t work…