Sales up 6% in north America PCB industry
IPC announced October 2021 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.15.
Do you need a tech degree to work in tech?
London Tech Week 2021 offered an array of in-person and virtual events. Dimple Khagram hosted a panel discussion that debated whether a degree is still essential to working in tech anymore. Accompanying her were Alina Timofeeva, Ana Simion, Paul Wealls, Paul Guldo and Emma Hopkinson-Spark.
The semiconductor industry owes a lot to women
In this fourth and final installment of a women in tech series, Mouser's Marie-Pierre Ducharme discusses significant female engineers, such as Esther Marley Cornwell (pictured above), that have pioneered research in semiconductor technology. Despite the low levels of headcount, women have played significant roles in advancing semiconductor technology. She looks at the contributions of a few talented and successful women.
Semiconductor industry – contributing to carbon reduction
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) has unveiled its new brochure demonstrating the role the industry plays as a key enabler of the reduction of carbon emissions across society. Earlier this year, ESIA announced a 54% normalised emission reduction and 42% absolute emission reduction in Europe of manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade.
The foundation for IoT success is business strategy
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT) the potential for our lives, businesses and industries as a whole to completely transform and improve has never been greater. From a fully connected home, through to data being shared with manufacturers to help enhance products and manufacturing methods, the monitoring of patient wellbeing and medical equipment with the creation of ‘smart’ hospitals, optimising the supply chain and ensurin...
Distribution market powers on in the face of shortages
Now here’s a thing. It is not strictly distribution. It will have an impact on distribution if it comes about. The semiconductor market will grow just three percent next year according to Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons.
Consolidated Q2’21 performance
Each month the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) collates the statistical data reported by its member associations throughout Europe, which it consolidates before publishing the figures as headline information. In his quarterly review for Electronics Specifier readers Adam Fletcher, IDEA Chairman, extracts three primary metrics from the consolidated report - ‘Bookings’ (net new orders entered), ‘Billin...
Samsung passes Intel to become world’s largest semi supplier
IC Insights released its August Update to the 2021 McClean Report this month, which includes a review of the top 25 semiconductor sales leaders for 2Q21. The top ten suppliers for 2Q are covered in this research bulletin.
IGBT growth: the supply chain is reshaping in anticipation
The IGBT market, strongly driven by EV/HEVs, will reach $8.4bn by 2026. “With high growth expected for IGBTs, driven mainly by e-mobility, the supply chain is adapting its strategy and investing massively”, asserted Ana Villamor, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst, Power Electronics and Compound Semiconductors at Yole. She added: “IGBT is key for numerous power electronics applications. Strongly pushed by EV/HEVs adoption, at ...
Optical sensor market: Trends impelling industry growtm
According to a study from Graphical Research, the global optical sensor market size is set to expand at substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Optical sensors are mainly used in the automation industry which help in providing various pieces of information to the automotive manufacturers. This information is useful for them to improve their production processes and make them more efficient as well. Some of the popular examples of the applica...