Industrial Electronics Chip Growth Surges

El Segundo, Calif. —The global market for industrial electronics semiconductors grew 11 percent in 2013, recovering from a five percent loss in 2012, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Global industrial chip revenues increased from $30.4 billion in 2012 to $33.7 billion in 2013. Growth will continue over the next few years with industrial-related semiconductor revenue…

TSMC Expects Q4 Hit from Weak Smartphone Sales

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of wafers for chip vendors, is warning that its fourth quarter sales will be negatively impacted by a softening in demand for “certain high-end” smartphones. The foundry giant did not provide details about the devices or the manufacturers. In a statement reporting its third quarter…

Leadtimes & Pricing Remain Stable

 Leadtimes and prices in the electronics component market will remain largely stable through the end of July, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s  latest Market and Technology Trends Report. The report is generated monthly by Avnet component specialists compiling data from customer orders and input from component suppliers. The data represents about 90 percent of the distribution…

Newark Element14 Expands Kitting Facility

Chicago, Ill. − Newark element14 has doubled the size of its custom electronic component kitting facility in Plano, Texas, driven by increased demand for turnkey assemblies and engineering kits. As part of Newark element14’s value-added services, the distributor provides kits for design, production, field repair and maintenance. Services include a wide range of fabricated and…