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LONDON – The past three months have wreaked havoc on the semiconductor market, with sharp demand fluctuations and supply-chain issues.

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BANNOCKBURN, IL – Electronics manufacturing executives remain very concerned about the impacts of Covid-19, according to a recent survey by IPC. Some 43% of executives who replied to IPC’s latest online poll said they were “extremely” concerned, and 92% were “somewhat” or “extremely” concerned. Only 8% were neutral or unconcerned.

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MILPITAS, CA – In a sign of return to normalcy, China’s idled factory workforce is preparing to return to the production lines. Outside of Hubei province, home to Wuhan, most manufacturing workers are expected to be back on the job by the end of this month, with the proportion of manufacturing employees returning to work in Hubei cities except Wuhan reaching 70% by then, said Didier Chenneveau, partner, Supply Chain Practice, McKinsey & Co.

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FRANKFURT -- Uncertainties over Brexit, a crisis in the automotive industry and trade conflicts among the US, China and Europe stifled orders and sales of printed circuit boards from manufacturers in German-speaking countries in 2019, according to ZVEI. 

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LYON-VILLEURBANNE, FRANCE – Fourth quarter combined DRAM and NAND revenue was $27.5 billion, down 23.4% year-over-year and up 2.5% sequentially, according to Yole Developpement.

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FRAMINGHAM, IDC – Total end-user spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, recovered in the fourth quarter after two consecutive quarters of decline, says International Data Corp. Year-over-year growth of 12.4% yielded $19.4 billion in spending.

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