BANNOCKBURN, IL — North American printed circuit board shipments in June were up 12.6% year-over-year, says IPC. Year to date, shipments were 10.5% above the same period last year. Sequentially, shipments increased 18%.

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CHICAGO – In 2017, US Imports from the 14 largest trading partners in Asia rose $55 billion, or 8%, to reach a record high, according to an A.T. Kearney report.

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- Sales at Germany region PCB manufacturers fell 6.3% year-over-year in May. 

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The global electronic systems market will grow 5% to $1.62 trillion in 2018, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge 14% this year to $509.1 billion, exceeding the $500 billion for the first time, according to IC Insights.

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WASHINGTON, DC – China leads the world in terms of manufacturing output, with over $2 trillion in goods produced, which accounts for 20% of global manufacturing, says the Brookings Institution. This is followed by the US ($1.9 trillion, 18% of global manufacturing), Japan ($1 trillion), Germany ($700 billion), and South Korea ($372 billion).

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STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9% growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, says Gartner.

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