BANNOCKBURN, IL – A recent IPC study on worker skills gap indicates most US electronics assemblers are having a hard time recruiting qualified production workers, and an even harder time finding qualified engineers and other technical professionals.

Read more: IPC: US Skills, Qualifications in Short Supply

MILPITAS, CA – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.03 billion in billings worldwide in March (three-month average basis), up 69.2% year-over-year and 2.6% sequentially, according to SEMI.

Read more: N. American Semi Equipment Billings Up 69% in March

HSINCHU, TAIWAN – ITRI and member companies developed an industry Code of Conduct designed for global tin mining and smelting operations, addressing the growing expectations of tin users and consumers. Members will begin to voluntary report against these industry standards in the third quarter of 2017.

Read more: ITRI Develops Code of Conduct for Tin Mining, Smelting Ops

MILPITAS, CA – Semiconductor revenues increased 1% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), resulting in record revenues for devices.

Read more: Semi Revenues Up 1% in 2016

MILPITAS, CA – SEMI’s equipment billings year-to-date through February show more than a 90% gain compared to the same period in the previous year, reaching about $7.5 billion.

Read more: Year-to-Date SEMI Equipment Billings Up 90% through Feb.

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $386 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.3% from 2016, according to Gartner.

Read more: Gartner: Global Semi Revenue to Increase 12.3% in 2017

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