Strong Growth for Semiconductor Industry in 2014

El Segundo, Calif. – Revenue growth in the global semiconductor industry is forecast to grow by 9.4 percent in 2014 thanks to broad-based growth across multiple chip segments, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. This is the industry’s best performance since 2010, when the industry grew 33 percent, reports IHS. Global revenue is expected…

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In Distribution, ‘Leverage’ is a Relative Term

If there’s one thing that distribution knows, it’s how to leverage volume. The number of components that passes through the channel every day is mind-boggling, and suppliers, distributors and customers all know that the more you buy, the better deal you can negotiate. But what happens to your leverage if you are not a volume…

Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment. While consumers, semiconductor manufacturers and automotive OEMs stand to benefit from these advancements, these opportunities also…

Microsemi Sales Increase Nearly 17%

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today reported unaudited results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 ended Sept. 28, 2014. Net sales for Microsemi’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 were $303.3 million, up 3.8 percent sequentially and up 21.1 percent from…

Local Knowledge Extends Quality in Global Supply Chains

Diversification and expansion in the electronics market poses many challenges: there is a rapid emergence of new markets, an extension of supply chains, increased logistics and reverse logistics demands, not to mention rapidly growing, intense competition from new, locally-based OEMs. These market challenges are repeated across regions; they are similar regardless of point of origin…

Sensor Fusion Drives ADAS

London – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are essentially driven by a sensor fusion revolution combining radar (forward looking obstacle detection), camera (pedestrian detection, lane keeping, driver monitoring), infra-red (night vision), ultrasonic (automated parking), and LiDAR sensors. While radar will remain a key technology, boosted by the 79 GHz spectrum band expected to become available…

Mobile App Links to Vishay’s Featured Products

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of a Vishay app for the Apple iPad® that makes it easy for users to access the company’s Super 12 and Engineer’s Toolbox collections of industry-leading semiconductor and passive devices. Vishay’s Super 12, selected yearly from the company’s many thousands of products, brings together a…