Tide Has Turned
The November Global Purchasing Managers Index moved back into expansion territory (Chart 1). Admittedly results varied significantly by country but world global manufacturing activity resumed growth at year end.
Semiconductor Industry Upturn by Early 2020?
Reports of 2Q’19 financials from all of the major OEMs in our 213 company global sample show that their electronic equipment sales declined 1.4 percent compared to the same quarter of last year (Chart 1). This OEM group’s combined sales growth...
Tide (Will Be) Turning
2018: Records Shattered Across the Board
Semiconductor Market Trends
Don’t Look at These Charts!
Electronic equipment growth definitely slowed in late 2018 (Chart 1). Based on the consolidated revenues of 213 large, global OEMs electronic equipment sales grew only 2.1 percent in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17, down from 4.9 percent in the third quarter and...
4Q’18 World Electronic Supply Chain – Slowing Electronic Equipment Growth
Custer Consulting Group has its first estimate of global electronic equipment growth in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17. Chart 1 compares the combined sales of a 213-company OEM composite...
General Industry Slowing Coupled with Geopolitical Strife
Global Growth by Electronic Sector
Industry Growth and Geographic Shifts
Global electronic equipment production is in its traditional “fall busy season” as the consumer driven end markets ramp up for the holiday season (Chart 1). Both normal seasonality and organic growth are driving this year’s...
Part 2 of 2: The End of the Memory Growth Rally? Where Are We in the Memory Inventory Cycle?
Part 1 of this article discussed the Memory Inventory Cycle Index and compared it with memory device sales and memory fab equipment investments. This article, the second of the two-part series, illustrates how the Memory Inventory Cycle Index...