Analysis and comment on all matters pertaining to the supply chain and distribution of electronics components from Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly.

Market Data

Industrial chip market powers ahead in 2013/14

The market for chips used in industrial electronics had a strong year in 2013 and hopes are high for a repeat in 2014, according market watcher IHS Technology.

The industrial electronics chip market finished 2013 on global revenues of $32.8bn, up 9% on 2012. Revenues for 2014 is projected…

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China's chip market growing at 24%, says report

New market research on China’s semiconductor market forecasts the market in China to grow at a CAGR of 24.4% over the period 2012-2016.

TechNavio’s report on the Reportbuyer.com website is called “The Semiconductor Market in China 2012-2016″also covers the semiconductor market landscape and…

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Recovery? Yes, recovery

Is the manufacturing sector starting to outpace the service sector in leading the economic recovery?

The UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.8% in the last three months, its fastest growth rate for three years, according to figure from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

With construction…

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Is the electrical component market turning up?

Senior buyers and executives from the coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing sectors attending this year’s CWIEME in Berlin expect a strong business recovery over the next 12 months.

According to a survey commissioned by organisers i2i Events Group,  49% of executives believe their business will perform better in…

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Good news from Germany, market up 20% in Q1

Germany’s component distribution market seems to be stabilising, much to the relief of suppliers and distributors alike.

According to the FBDi, the professional association of component distribution in Germany, its member companies saw revenues in the first quarter jump by 20% on the last quarter.

With Germany being by…

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Market waits for signs of an upturn

The UK component market is predicted to be flat for the next few months and suppliers are hoping for an upturn in the second half of the year…

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