Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

April 23, 2018

8-inch wafer capacity to remain tight by 2020 on explosive IoT demand

DigiTimes -- As IoT (Internet of Things) chips currently rely largely on 8-inch wafer fabs for fabrication, the increasing demand for such chips will keep...

April 23, 2018 06:00 PM

NAND Flash Prices to Decline - DRAMeXchange

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - The NAND flash market has witnessed a slight oversupply in 1Q18. The growth momentum remains weak in 2Q18 although the demand...

April 23, 2018 05:44 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6 Percent in 2017 as Samsung Takes Over No. 1 Position

Think -- Gartner - Driven by strong growth in the memory market, worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6 percent increase...

April 23, 2018 05:20 PM

April 22, 2018

The Concentration of Semiconductor Market Share

EETimes -- The top five chipmakers accounted for 43 percent of all semiconductor sales last year, continuing a trend of market share concentration that...

April 22, 2018 08:20 PM

Global semiconductor packaging materials market reaches US$16.7 billion in 2017

DigiTimes -- The global semiconductor packaging materials market reached US$16.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by SEMI and TechSearch International....

April 22, 2018 07:11 AM

TSMC cuts revenue outlook for 2018

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cut its revenue growth forecast for 2018 to 10% from the previously-estimated 10-15%, citing...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

Synnex to recruit nearly 200 professionals for IoT, AI

DigiTimes -- IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International, in line with growing sales of IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

Semiconductors used in electronics post solid growth in 1Q18, says IHS

DigiTimes -- Global semiconductor revenues derived from chip usage in electronic equipment and devices amounted to US$111.4 billion at the end of first-quarter...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

EMS production disrupted by passive components shortages

DigiTimes -- Increasingly serious shortfalls in the supply of passive components have disrupted production at some major EMS firms in Taiwan, undermining...

April 22, 2018 07:08 AM

April 20, 2018

Rutronik Expands Sales Network in North America

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Rutronik Inc., a leading global broad-line stocking distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of electronic components, has opened two new offices...

April 20, 2018 06:45 PM

Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018...& Beyond

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse.

April 20, 2018 05:47 PM

April 18, 2018

Weekly Global Update for April 18, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Europe Update;

Taiwan/China Update;

Top 50 EMS Providers Sales up 11.4% to $300 billion in 2017;

Chip Demand from China Handset...

April 18, 2018 04:02 PM

April 17, 2018

Worldwide ICT Spending Including New Tech Expected to Exceed $5.6 Trillion in 2021, According to New IDC Black Book

Think -- IDC - Worldwide information and communications technology (ICT) spending is expected to exceed $5.6 trillion in 2021 with growth accelerating...

April 17, 2018 03:15 AM

April 16, 2018

TSMC likely to see flat 2Q18 revenues, say reports

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to report flat sequential revenue growth for the second quarter with a possibility...

April 16, 2018 03:29 PM

China electronics makers expect 10% revenue growth via tech innovations

DigiTimes -- Despite escalating trade tensions between China and the US, many China exhibitors at the 2018 Global Sources Consumer Electronics in Hong Kong...

April 16, 2018 03:28 PM

Public Sector in APeJC Drives Commercial PC and Tablet Shipments to Grow 7% Year Over Year in 2017

Think -- IDC - According to a custom study on the Personal Computing Device market by verticals, 2017Q4, the Asia Pacific...

April 16, 2018 02:55 PM

April 15, 2018

Where Would the Semiconductor Industry Be Without Memory?

Global Purchasing -- The global semiconductor industry closed with revenues of $429.1 billion last year, up 21.7 percent from $352.4 billion. But excluding the memory...

April 15, 2018 04:34 AM

TSMC March revenues up 60% on February

ElectronicsWeekly -- TSMC says March revenues grew 60% on February revenues and 20.8% on March 2017 revenues to reach $3.5 billion. Revenues for January through...

April 15, 2018 04:31 AM

Semiconductor leaders continue to gain market share

DigiTimes -- The world's leading semiconductor suppliers have significantly increased their combined market share over the past decade. According to IC Insights,...

April 15, 2018 04:23 AM

NAND flash prices continue to fall

DigiTimes -- The global supply of NAND flash chips remains slightly short of demand which will continue to drag down the memory prices during the second quarter...

April 15, 2018 04:23 AM

GlobalWafers order visibility clear through 2020

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a supplier of semiconductor silicon wafers, has reported clear order visibility through 2020.

April 15, 2018 04:22 AM

Foxconn posts revenue growth for March

DigiTimes -- Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$349.15 billion (US$11.95 billion) for March 2018 representing...

April 15, 2018 04:22 AM

Global NAND flash output to expand substantially in 2019

DigiTimes -- Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Micron Technology and SK Hynix all plan to expand their NAND flash production capacities which will boost the overall...

April 15, 2018 04:21 AM

TSMC March revenues surge

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues for March 2018 of about NT$103.7 billion (US$3.55 billion),...

April 15, 2018 04:20 AM

Leading Semi Companies Increase Share

Mannerisms - ElectronicsWeekly -- The top 25 companies held more than three-quarters of the worldwide semiconductor market in 2017 as the leading semiconductor suppliers significantly...

April 15, 2018 04:07 AM

LED Lighting Market Size Worth $108.99 Billion By 2025 | CAGR 14.4%: Grand View Research, Inc.

PR Newswire: High Tech Security -- The global LED lighting market size is expected to reach USD 108.99 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.,...

April 15, 2018 03:13 AM

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 1.4 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

Business Wire: Hardware -- Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2017, according...

April 15, 2018 03:06 AM

April 13, 2018

Public cloud services market will hit $302B by 2021, Gartner says

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - The global market will be worth $302 billion by 2021, when just 10 companies will command almost three-quarters of the marketose...

April 13, 2018 04:04 PM

In Cloud IT Environments, Spending on Storage Platforms to Grow 6% in 2018 - IDC

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - According to a forecast from the IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure...

April 13, 2018 03:53 PM

Worldwide PC shipments effectively flat in Q1 2018

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Dell, HP still managed to post solid year-over-year growth, according to IDC and Gartner

April 13, 2018 03:24 PM

2018 - Another Great Year?

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Bishop & Associates is forecasting another excellent year in 2018. We believe sales will grow +6.8%.

April 13, 2018 03:00 PM

April 12, 2018

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 21.4 Percent in 2018

Think -- Gartner - The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent in 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion...

April 12, 2018 04:05 PM

Traditional PC Market Exceeds Expectations with Flat Year-on-Year Shipment Growth, According to IDC

Think -- IDC - Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 60.4 million units...

April 12, 2018 04:04 PM

Prices Up 0.3 Pct In March, A Hint Of Inflation

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - U.S. wholesale prices increased 0.3 percent in March, driven higher by the largest increase in food costs in nearly...

April 12, 2018 03:50 PM

April 11, 2018

Weekly Global Update for April 11, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Slower Global Manufacturing Growth; February U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Shipments, Orders & Inventories; Worldwide Semiconductors...

April 11, 2018 03:25 PM

April 10, 2018

IPC: North American PCB Industry Rebound Continues

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced today the February 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board...

April 10, 2018 06:04 PM

Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.7 trillion on back of record growth in 2018

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Gartner Inc. estimates that worldwide information technology spending will grow by a record 6.2 percent this year to $3.7 trillion....

April 10, 2018 04:10 PM

SEMI Reports Record Semiconductor Photomask Sales of $3.7 Billion

Electronics -- SEMI - SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today...

April 10, 2018 03:36 PM

April 09, 2018

Gartner forecasts highest IT spending in over 10 years

CRN-UK -- Analyst says new cycle of IT growth is imminent, driven by increase in demand for enterprise software and continued services spending

April 09, 2018 05:23 PM

North American PCB Industry Rebound Continues: IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for February 2018

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(r) announced the February 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB)...

April 09, 2018 03:55 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights -- Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth Mobile Phone Lifetimes to Increase Through 2020 After a decline of 3 percent in 2017,...

April 09, 2018 03:55 PM

Worldwide IT spending to reach $3.7 trillion in 2018

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Gartner suggests that the IT industry is going strong with a spend increase of 6.2 percent from 2017.

April 09, 2018 03:20 PM

Gartner Says Global IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Percent in 2018

Think -- Gartner - Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast...

April 09, 2018 03:04 PM

April 08, 2018

February semi sales up 21% y-o-y

ElectronicsWeekly -- February's semiconductor sales were 21% up on the $30.47 billion sales of February 2017 at $36.8 billion, but 2.2% down on January's $37.6 billion,...

April 08, 2018 03:05 AM

Semiconductor industry reports "substantial and consistent" growth

ElectronicsWeekly -- Positive figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) showed the industry achieved 19 consecutive months of year-to-year sales increases....

April 08, 2018 03:03 AM

DRAM supply remains tight

DigiTimes -- The average and highest contract prices of mainstream DDR4 4GB modules remained at US$33 and US$34, respectively, in March, according to DRAMeXchange....

April 08, 2018 02:15 AM

U.S. IT Sector Adds 9,000 Jobs in March, CompTIA Analysis Finds

PR Newswire: RFID -- U.S. information technology (IT) sector employment expanded by an estimated 9,000 new jobs in March, according to CompTIA, the leading technology...

April 08, 2018 02:10 AM

SIA: Semiconductor Sales Up 21% in February

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced...

April 08, 2018 01:03 AM