FRAMINGHAM, MA – The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic furthered the decline of the worldwide tablet market as global shipments fell to 24.6 million units, down 19.6% year-over-year during the first quarter, according to International Data Corp.
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.