WASHINGTON — Global sales of semiconductors reached $31.9 billion in May, an increase of 22.6% year-over-year and 1.9% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry Association.

Read more: Global Semiconductor Sales Up 22.6% in May

BANNOCKBURN, IL – North American printed circuit board orders in May decreased 7.3% year-over-year, pushing year-to-date order growth into negative territory at 1.3% below the same period last year. Orders were down 33.6% sequentially, says IPC.

Read more: N. American PCB Orders Down 7.3% in May

ALLENTOWN, PA – In 2016, US manufacturers contributed $2.18 trillion to the US economy, representing 11.7% of the overall GDP, according to just-released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Read more: Manufacturing Represented 12% of Overall US GDP in 2016

FRANKFURT -- Germany region printed circuit board manufacturers reported sales fell 3% year-over-year in April, as reported by ZVEI-Fachverband PCB and Electronic Systems.

Read more: Germany Area Fabs Report Lower Sales in April

FRAMINGHAM, MA – As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum.

Read more: Wearables Momentum Building Up

FRANKFURT -- The world market for medical electronics will grow 6% in 2017 and 2018, respectively, a new forecast asserts.

Read more: Prognosis Stable for Medical Electronics

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