Woodstock Wire: Electronics Outlook

December 10, 2018

Video: U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs, Unemployment Stays at 3.7 Percent

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - According to the November jobs report, the U.S. added 155,000 jobs last month, which was under the 198,000 expectation....

December 10, 2018 09:28 PM

Canonical 2019 IoT predictions - robotics, consolidation, security

Media -- Components in Electronics - 2018 has seen the Internet...

December 10, 2018 07:51 PM

MLCC makers do not expect much from wireless charging sector in 2019

Media -- DIGITIMES - Wireless charging devices for smartphones have experienced a remarkable decline in demand in 2018 due to poorer charging performance...

December 10, 2018 07:50 PM

Passive component makers post decreased November revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based passive component companies saw their November revenues decrease on month as a result of disappointing demand from the...

December 10, 2018 07:49 PM

Taiwan MOSFET firms post increased November revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based MOSFET chip firms Excelliance MOS and Sinopower Semiconductor have reported sequential increases in November revenues...

December 10, 2018 07:48 PM

How to Expand Your Application Strategy to Enable IoT for Digital Business

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Through 2021, 50% of enterprises will have implemented Internet of Things (IoT), up from 12% in 2018.But the lack of digital...

December 10, 2018 07:46 PM

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 12.7 Percent Year-to-Year in October; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

EDACafe.com -- Industry forecast projects sales will increase 15.9 percent in 2018 and 2.6 percent in 2019

December 10, 2018 01:37 AM

Authorised distributors confident of further growth in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - The latest forecast by the manufacturers' authorised distributor (afdec) group within the Electronic Components Supply Network...

December 10, 2018 12:49 AM

December 09, 2018

As Skills Gap Widens, Firms Seek Automation, Creativity

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A worsening labor outlook will send manufacturers in search of productivity-enhancing solutions and even higher-skilled workers-in...

December 09, 2018 03:00 AM

December 07, 2018

10 Big Supply Chain Shifts for 2019

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - As the supply chain moves from being a cost savings to being a strategic differentiator, organizations will shift the way it does...

December 07, 2018 07:35 PM

ecsn: UK/Ireland Market Growth Rolls On Into 2019

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Disregarding a potential buffeting from Brexit and tariff wars, industry association ecsn/AFDEC is forecasting the UK and Ireland...

December 07, 2018 06:11 PM

10 Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2019

Distribution -- EPS News - The electronics supply chain, for the past year, has been marked by component shortages, lead-time extensions and tariff uncertainties....

December 07, 2018 06:09 PM

Semiconductor firms to suffer if US imposes export ban

Media -- DIGITIMES - Trade tensions between the US and China may not seem to have a direct impact on the semiconductor industry, but subsequent developments...

December 07, 2018 02:20 AM

DRAM ASPs to fall over 10% in 1Q19, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - DRAM ASPs are forecast to fall over 10% in the first quarter of 2019 after registering a 7-10% sequential decrease in the fourth...

December 07, 2018 02:19 AM

Global semiconductor sales increase in October, says SIA

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$41.8 billion for the month of October 2018, up 12.7% compared to year-ago levels and...

December 07, 2018 02:18 AM

Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up

Think -- HBR.org - While some companies - most large banks, Ford and GM, Pfizer, and virtually all tech firms - are aggressively...

December 07, 2018 01:07 AM

Worldwide Spending on Robotics Systems and Drones Forecast to Total $115.7 Billion in 2019, According to New IDC Spending Guide

Think -- IDC - A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones...

December 07, 2018 12:58 AM

New Product Launches Drive Double-Digit Growth in the Wearables Market, Says IDC

Think -- IDC - Global shipments of wearable devices reached 32.0 million units in the third quarter of 2018, up 21.7% from the previous year according...

December 07, 2018 12:55 AM

December 06, 2018

NAND Market Dominated by Samsung (38%), Toshiba and Western Digital (19%+14%), SK Hynix (11%), Micron (11%) and Intel (3%)

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - This interview below by two executives of Yole Developpement was published on November 28, 2018. The two people interviewed...

December 06, 2018 10:01 PM

Why HPE is investing billions IoT and AI

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., which makes server computers and sells more than half of its products online,...

December 06, 2018 09:25 PM

New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era

Life -- EurekAlert - Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors, now represented...

December 06, 2018 07:51 PM

Thick Film Chip Resistors: The "Other" Shortage

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Thick film chip resistors were in short supply in 2018 as customers reacted to the short supply of multilayered ceramic chip...

December 06, 2018 06:39 AM

November PMI Sees Increase

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the...

December 06, 2018 06:37 AM

December 05, 2018

Weekly Global Update for December 5, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Electronic Supply Chain - Still Growing but at Slower Pace; 5G Subscriptions to hit 1.5 billion by end 2024; Supply Chain...

December 05, 2018 06:09 AM

Weekly Global Update for December 5, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global Electronic Supply Chain - Still Growing but at Slower Pace; 5G Subscriptions to hit 1.5 billion by end 2024; Supply Chain...

December 05, 2018 06:08 AM

December 04, 2018

U.S. Production Rebounds; Lead-Time Concerns Linger

Distribution -- EPS News - After a significant cool down last month, the U.S. manufacturing industry bounced back in November with growth in new orders, production...

December 04, 2018 05:50 PM

December 03, 2018

10 predictions for tech in 2019

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - IT leaders look at the road ahead and predict what's next for containers, security, blockchain, and more

December 03, 2018 07:13 PM

December 02, 2018

GPU Shipments Fall 16 Percent as Crypto Sputters Out

ExtremeTech -- Overall GPU sales slumped sharply in Q3 2018, despite the launch of Nvidia's RTX GPU family.

December 02, 2018 10:46 PM

Intel CPU Shortage Could Ease in Q1 2019

ExtremeTech -- Intel's CPU shortage could ease in Q1 as additional 14nm production comes online. The impact of the ongoing US-China trade dispute could still...

December 02, 2018 10:46 PM

November 30, 2018

Automotive lighting market size worth over USD 40 billion by 2024

Media -- Components in Electronics - The automotive lighting market is driven by the development of lighting solutions by various manufacturers such as...

November 30, 2018 08:09 PM

Top trends driving the automotive industry in 2019

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - As 2018 comes to a close, it's exciting to reflect on this decade as being on the precipice of the biggest evolution...

November 30, 2018 07:35 PM

2018 European Switch Market Starts with Sales Up 14% and Bookings 19% Higher than Q4 2017

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q1 of 2018 were 14% above the previous quarter and 4% better than...

November 30, 2018 06:13 AM

November 29, 2018

U.S. Economy Grew at Brisk 3.5% Annual Rate Last Quarter

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still...

November 29, 2018 12:49 AM

November 27, 2018

Weekly Global Update for November 28, 2018

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - U.S. September Electronics Shipments, Orders & Inventories; Japan Update; "Flash" PMI Leading Indicators for November; Automotive...

November 27, 2018 11:14 PM

High-end NOR flash supply remains tight, says Macronix chairman

Media -- DIGITIMES - The supply of high-end NOR flash memory chips continues to be tight though the supply of low-end ones has risen substantially to...

November 27, 2018 11:06 PM

MOSFET suppliers, backend firms upbeat about 1H19

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based MOSFET suppliers and related backend service providers are positive about their business outlook for the first half...

November 27, 2018 11:06 PM

Intel 2019 Predictions: Real-Time Data Insights Will Drive the Use of Next Generation Technologies in 2019

Enterprise -- VMblog - Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.

November 27, 2018 09:05 PM

Cellular IoT to hit 4.1bn connections by 2024, slower CAGR of 27% - latest Ericsson outlook

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - The number of cellular IoT connections, comprising NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies, will reach 4.1 billion in 2024.

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November 27, 2018 08:04 PM

SEMI Unveils Industry's First Power and Compound Fab Outlook

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

November 27, 2018 07:48 PM

November 26, 2018

Passives are powering the component distribution market in Germany

Media -- Components in Electronics - The German component distribution market reported solid but sluggish growth for the third quarter of 2018. According...

November 26, 2018 06:53 PM

TSMC likely to post 14-16% revenue drop in 1Q19, report says

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to post a 14-16% sequential decline in consolidated revenues for the...

November 26, 2018 06:50 PM

A critical look at Gartner's top 10 IoT trends

Enterprise -- Network World News - At Gartner's Symposium/ITExpo in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month, the research firm shared a report on 10 strategic...

November 26, 2018 06:02 PM

November 24, 2018

Top-3 memory chipmakers combined revenues hit record high in 3Q18

Media -- DIGITIMES - The world's top-3 memory IC vendors - Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology - saw their combined DRAM and flash memory...

November 24, 2018 01:08 AM

Black Friday Promises Good Things for Electronics OEMs

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Electronics are a popular purchases on Black Friday--here's a look at some of the statistics behind the holiday.

November 24, 2018 12:50 AM

November 23, 2018

What's The Outlook for Memory?

Semiconductor Engineering -- DRAM and NAND fell off the cliff in '18 with no relief in sight for '19.

November 23, 2018 07:01 AM

Prices for low-capacity NAND flash devices bouncing back

Media -- DIGITIMES - Prices for low-capacity NAND flash devices have started bouncing back recently though the memory contract prices will continue their...

November 23, 2018 01:20 AM

Foxconn says 2019 plan meets client, company needs despite reported major expense cut

Media -- DIGITIMES - In response to a report saying that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will cut its operating expenses by CNY20 billion...

November 23, 2018 01:20 AM

DRAM industry: Manufacturers' profitability may approach peak

Media -- Evertiq - The total revenue of the global DRAM industry grew by 9% QoQ, and again hit a new record high in 3Q18, reports DRAMeXchange, a division...

November 23, 2018 01:19 AM

PCB firms cautious about 2019 outlook

Media -- DIGITIMES - Most Taiwan-based PCB manufacturers are cautious about their business outlook for 2019 and will slow down their capacity expansion...

November 23, 2018 01:18 AM

Global 3Q18 NAND flash market posts 4% increase, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 4.4% sequentially to US$17 billion in the third quarter of 2018, when the memory...

November 23, 2018 01:17 AM