Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Electronics Production Turns Up
Electronics production growth has turned up for every region, says Bill Jewell’s Semiconductor Intelligence.
China continues to show strong growth in electronics of 10% or higher.
Taiwan electronics was in a significant decline throughout 2012 and 2013 but returned to growth of 5% in April 2014.
Japan electronics experienced a major decline following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s electronics growth has been positive since November 2013, ranging from 4% to 8%.
U.S. electronics went from positive growth in 2012 to declines of 1% to 7% in each month of 2013. The U.S. turned positive in January 2014, showing growth in the range of 2% to 4% through April.
Europe’s industrial production followed the same general trend as U.S. electronics, turning positive in October 2013 and growing about 3% in each month of 2013.
South Korea’s industrial production oscillated between positive and negative in 2013, but has been positive since December 2013.Tags: bill jewell, electronics, Electronics Production, Electronics production growth, Taiwan electronics