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Internet-Proliferation of Connected Physical Devices by 2020 Significantly Alter Supply Chain Operation
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4/2/2014   Post a comment
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that a 30-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices by 2020 will significantly alter supply chain leader information access and cyber-risk exposure.
Solar Supply Chain Consolidating in 2013
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1/10/2013   (1) comment
Worldwide, the total number of companies participating directly in the manufacturing of PV solar panels is set to fall to approximately 150 in 2013
IHS: 2012 Chip Market to Decline
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
Worldwide chip sales are expected to decrease to $303 billion in 2012, down from $310 billion in 2011
Solar Polysilicon Pricing Declines Sharply
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11/19/2012   (1) comment
Spot market pricing for 9N solar polysilicon in October plunged by more than 9 percent
EMS Market Growth Projected For 2012
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10/15/2012   Post a comment
Following economic setbacks in 2009, the world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is projected to grow this year 9.4 percent globally
August PCB Results Mixed
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments and bookings in August 2012 were both flat
Chip Market Decline Expected for 2012
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8/27/2012   (2) comments
Global semiconductor revenue now is expected to decline slightly for the year, contracting by 0.1 percent
US Flat-Panel TV Retail Pricing on Upswing
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7/30/2012   (1) comment
Higher ASPs are being driven by the growing proportion of TV sets bearing advanced features and large display sizes
DRAM Pricing Strengthens as Inventory Level Falls
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7/17/2012   (2) comments
The latest drop in the Inventory Index is due primarily to an aggressive stockpile burn-off from Japanese supplier Elpida Memory
IDC: Global PC Shipments Stalled in Q2
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7/12/2012   (1) comment
Sales of personal computers were flat in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2011 on slowing consumer purchases, IDC said
Low-End Google Nexus 7 Carries $152 BOM: IHS iSuppli
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7/11/2012   (4) comments
The entry-level 8-Gigabyte version of Google's new Nexus 7 media tablet carries a bill of materials of $151.75, said IHS iSuppli
IHS iSuppli: High Level of Chip Content in GE Washing Machines
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7/6/2012   (2) comments
A teardown analysis finds the electronics BOM in midrange GE washers to be higher than the global norm
DRAM Woes Are Over in 2012, Courtesy of Elpida
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5/16/2012   (1) comment
The DRAM market is expected to achieve revenue growth this year, the result of balanced supply and demand following the exit of major manufacturer Elpida Memory Inc.
IPC Releases Study on EMS Benchmarks
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5/16/2012   (1) comment
The study covers financial and production data, assembly attributes, yields, defect rates, customer returns, supplier performance, customer satisfaction and certification data
IPC: Changes in Store for PCB Suppliers
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4/25/2012   (4) comments
The demands of miniaturization and high-speed technology are driving changes in printed circuit board (PCB) processes and materials
Market for Key RF Components to Reach $4.7B in 2016
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3/29/2012   (2) comments
The radio-front end is a key part in every cell phone, from low cost GSM handset to multi-mode multi-band LTE smartphones
After Hitting 11-Year High, Chip Levels to Decline
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3/21/2012   (1) comment
Average semiconductor days of inventory (DOI) held by chip suppliers are expected to decline by 0.5 percent in the first quarter
IHS: New iPad 32GB + 4G Carries $364.35 Bill of Materials
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3/19/2012   (1) comment
The $364.35 BOM represents 50 percent of the $729.00 retail price of the 32GB LTE version of the new iPad
Worldwide PC Microprocessor Revenues in 2011 Rise 13.2 Percent
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
Worldwide PC microprocessor revenues in the fourth calendar quarter of 2011 (4Q11) rose to $10.9 billion, up 1.8 percent compared to 3Q11
Apple Set to Regain Media Tablet Market Share
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3/9/2012   Post a comment
Apple’s share of global media tablet shipments for the full year 2012 is projected to amount to 61 percent
Intel Sells IMFT Assets to Micron
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2/29/2012   (2) comments
Intel will sell its entire interest in the smaller two of the joint venture's three production facilities to Micron for roughly $600 million
Japan's Only DRAM Firm Seeks to Reorganize
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2/28/2012   (1) comment
Japan's Elpida, the nation's only DRAM maker and the world's third largest, has filed for bankruptcy
IHS: Reports of Counterfeit Parts Quadruple Since 2009
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2/14/2012   (1) comment
Supply chain participants in 2011 reported 1,363 separate verified counterfeit-part incidents worldwide, a fourfold increase from 324 in 2009
Thai Floods Continue to Impact Hard Drives
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2/10/2012   Post a comment
A full recovery of HDD production is still months away, with unit shipments not expected to return to annual growth until the third quarter
Wireless Spending on Chips Outstrips PCs
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2/1/2012   Post a comment
Propelled by the red-hot appeal of items like Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, the wireless communications sphere surpassed computers to lead all segments in semiconductor-related spending among OEMS in 2011
IPC Releases December PCB Report
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Rigid PCB shipments were down 3.6 percent and bookings were up 0.1 percent in December 2011 from December 2010
Accenture: Consumers Intend to Buy Fewer TVs
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1/10/2012   (8) comments
Consumers are rapidly turning to other consumer electronics devices such as smartphones and tablet computers to view media
Academics to Present at IPC Apex Expo 2012
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1/10/2012   Post a comment
The authors of these papers will present their research at a free BUZZ session on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at IPC APEX EXPO
Semiconductor Inventory Declines
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1/4/2012   Post a comment
Days of inventory have dropped as chip suppliers adjust to market conditions
Semiconductor Industry Undertakes Much-Needed Inventory Correction
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12/22/2011   Post a comment
For the third quarter, semiconductor suppliers began an inventory correction to alleviate an escalating oversupply situation
Semiconductor Executives Temper Expectations For Growth
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12/19/2011   Post a comment
Semiconductor industry executives' revenue and profitability growth expectations overall are down from a year ago
IDC: Worldwide Chip Sales Will Reach $305 Billion in 2012
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12/15/2011   (1) comment
IDC expects the semiconductor market to bottom by the second quarter of next year and growth to resume for the market and accelerate in the second half of 2012
Samsung Takes Record Q3 DRAM Share
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12/12/2011   Post a comment
Samsung expanded its share by 3.5 percentage points to garner an impressive 45.0 percent slice of DRAM market revenue in the third quarter
Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Projected to Top $300 Billion in 2011
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12/5/2011   Post a comment
Despite a challenging global economic environment this year and the natural disasters that have impacted production in Asia, the semiconductor industry has demonstrated impressive resilience
Intel Reasserts Market Leadership in 2011
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12/1/2011   Post a comment
Intel in 2011 is set to sell $49.7 billion worth of semiconductors, up an impressive 23 percent from $40.4 billion in 2010
Lenovo Jumps to No. 2 PC Rank
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11/30/2011   (4) comments
Lenovo managed to close its market share gap with No. 1-ranked HP to just 4.2 percentage points
IHS iSuppli: Amazon Kindle Fire Costs $201.70 to Manufacture
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11/18/2011   (12) comments
The Kindle Fire, at a retail price point of $199, is sold at a loss by Amazon, just as the basic Kindle is also sold at a loss at the current $79 retail price point
LCD TV Panel Pricing Plunges
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11/17/2011   Post a comment
The weak pricing in the TV sector means overall prices remain depressed for large-sized LCD panels, including those used for monitors and notebook computers
TI Reigns in Industrial Semiconductor Market
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11/8/2011   (3) comments
Leveraging its broad participation in a variety of market segments, TI in 2010 earned $1.79 billion in industrial electronics chips
Worldwide PC Microprocessor Sales up in Q3
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11/3/2011   (2) comments
PC microprocessor revenues in Q3 2011 rose to $10.7 billion, up 12.2% compared to 2Q 2011 and up 16.1% compared to 3Q 2010
Samsung Takes Smartphone Market Lead from Apple in Q3
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
Samsung in the third quarter shipped an estimated 27.30 million smartphones; Apple’s shipments declined to 17.1 million iPhones
Smartphones DRAM Demand to Rise 700 Percent by 2015
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10/19/2011   (1) comment
DRAM shipments in smartphone handsets, as measured in 1 gigabit-equivalent units, are expected to rise to 1.7 billion in 2011
Market for Hard Drives and Other Storage Devices Expands
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10/12/2011   Post a comment
Combined shipments in the second quarter for the three major storage segments of hard disk drives amounted to 248.8 million units, up 4.5 percent from 238.1 million units in the previous quarter
US Flat-Panel TV Pricing Declines in August
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9/27/2011   (2) comments
The average price in August for flat-panel TVs fell to $1,145, down $5—or 0.4 percent—from $1,150 in July
World UPS Market Continues to Recover
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9/20/2011   (6) comments
The UPS market turned around in 2010 with revenues 8.3 percent higher than in 2009
Hard Disk Drive Shipments Rise 4 Percent in Second Quarter
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9/6/2011   (5) comments
For the quarter ending in June, HDD shipments amounted to 167.1 million units, up 4.1 percent from 160.5 million in the first quarter
Shipments of Small Displays Rise in June
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9/1/2011   (7) comments
Shipments of SMD panels climbed slightly in June to 188.5 million units, up 1 percent from 186.6 million in May.
Tablet and E-reader Semiconductor Opportunity to Approach $16 Billion
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8/31/2011   (4) comments
The growing popularity of tablets is leaving many to question the viability of the e-reader market's sustainability
Media Tablet Forecast Increased as Apple’s Dominance Grows
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8/24/2011   (9) comments
Global media tablet shipments now are expected to rise to 60 million units in 2011, up 245.9 percent from 17.4 million in 2010
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