Longer lead times and price hikes likely to dominate 1H2021
February 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
Is This The Perfect Storm?
December 08, 2020As we reach the end of a difficult year managing the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, another series of challenges is rapidly coming into focus for EMEA and North American PCB manufacturers and their supply base.
German component distribution market is still waiting for growth 'vaccine'
November 17, 2020German component distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) shrinks by 11.9% in the second quarter 2020. Orders are down 8%. Slight sequential recovery, but no massive signs of improvement.
Harwin addresses increased demand for Hi-Rel connectors with new facility
October 21, 2020The expansion at the manufacturer’s Portsmouth headquarters in the South of England will increase the company’s production output by 30%.
AT&S: revenue exceeds the one-billion-euro mark again
May 14, 2020The Austrian PCB manufacturer made solid business developments during its financial year – this despite the US – China trade conflict, Brexit and COVID-19.
Schweizer posts lukewarm results for 2019
April 21, 2020Schweizer Electronic AG confirms consolidated figures for 2019 and provides an outlook for 2020; revenues and EBITDA are in line with revised expectations
PCB market: sales and orders decreased in 2019
March 12, 2020The year 2019 was marked by falling sales and fewer incoming orders for printed circuit board manufacturers in the DACH region.
PCB industry recovers slightly in Q3
December 12, 2019PCB manufacturers in the D/A/CH region were able to increase sales sequentially in the third quarter of 2019 by 1.1%. However, sales figures are 11% lower than those recorded for the third quarter of 2018, reports the industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.
German component distribution sees drop in orders and sales
November 25, 2019German component distribution shrinks by 12.6% in third quarter 2019,according to the FBDi.
AT&S weathers market challenges
November 07, 2019In an overall challenging environment AT&S held its ground well in the first half-year. Revenues amounted to EUR 490.3 million, declined slightly by 5.1% compared to the previous year.
Prepare, adapt & overcome - how ‘to Brexit’
November 01, 2019The looming, but yet unknown, effects of Brexit have forced companies to prepare for whatever may come. But how does one really prepare for unknown consequences?
Protolabs invest GBP 5M in expansion
October 18, 2019Protolabs, digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced a GBP 5 5million expansion plan at its European Headquarters in Telford (UK).
European semi distribution slows down through spring quarter
September 02, 2019DMASS reports a decline of 1% in semiconductor growth in Q2/2019. Slowdown expected after two record years. Italy, Russia and Israel struggle. Power, Analog and Logic hold up strongly.
IMI: 'Despite challenges we remain confident'
August 26, 2019Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) closed the first six months of 2019 with consolidated revenues of USD 636 million, a 5% decline compared to last year.
Component distribution defies ailing market
June 24, 2019German component distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) is up 4% in the first quarter of 2019. The order situation continues to weaken.
UK falling back in global automation race – robot sales down 3%
May 16, 2019Installations of industrial robots in the United Kingdom fell by 3% to 2,306 units in 2018. In the previous year, robot sales in the UK had risen by 31%. The EU’s recent sales numbers are still positive – up 12%, says the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Passives drive the German component distribution market
February 18, 2019German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) experienced solid growth in 2018. The order situation is slightly weakening. Slow return to normality for passive components.
DMASS: 'the highest distribution sales ever reported in Europe'
February 14, 2019DMASS reports 14.2% growth in semiconductor distribution for Q4/CY18. Smaller countries and Eastern Europe benefit over-proportionally. MOS Micro and Optoelectronics below average, says DMASS.
Precious metals recycling must make up for decreasing production
February 06, 2019Growing economic and political uncertainties such as the trade conflict between China and the United States, the unresolved Brexit, the protests in France, slower economic growth worldwide, and volatile capital markets are leading to stronger demand for gold and silver in 2019, says Heraeus Precious Metals.
EMEA EMS industry set to exceed €35 billion by 2022Load more news
January 15, 2019According to Reed Electronics Research’s latest analysis, revenues for the EMS industry in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) are forecast to reach Euro 35’616 million in 2022 up from Euro 30’564 million in 2017.