TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – Global PCB end-use demand was down 4.6% in 2019, according to Taiwan Printed Circuit Association. Global PCB output was $68.3 billion, down 1.2% year-over-year.
ARLINGTON, VA – Core tech device shipments such as smartphones, TVs and laptops will decline in 2020 as consumers struggle with economic uncertainty from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Consumer Technology Association.
MILPITAS, CA – North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $2.21 billion in billings worldwide in March, according to SEMI, up 20.1% year-over-year and down 6.8% sequentially.
CAMBRIDGE, UK – Flexible hybrid electronics promises to combine the extensive processing capability of ICs with a flexible form factor, and with printed rather than etched conductive interconnects. This combination of attributes opens application possibilities and could be a $3 billion market by 2030, according to IDTechEx.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Worldwide IC unit shipments will register their first-ever back-to-back annual decline in 2020, according to IC Insights.
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and comorbid economic malaise, the outlook has turned for the worldwide IT services market. This is the first time since the two world wars that the global economy has been disrupted both by demand and supply at such a scale, says International Data Corp.