FRANKFURT -- Germany region PCB manufacturers saw sales rise 6.2% year-over-year in February, continuing a steady expansion run.

Read more: German Region PCB Orders Seeing Signs of Slipping

FRANKFURT – In 2017, the global microelectronics market grew 21% to $412 billion, the largest growth since the turn of the millennium, according to ZVEI.

Read more: Global Microelectronics Market Up 21% in 2017

STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter, a 1.4% decline year-over-year, according to Gartner. The PC market experienced a 14th consecutive quarter of decline, dating back to the second quarter of 2012.

Read more: Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Down 1.4%

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) in the first quarter totaled 60.4 million units, flat year-over-year, says International Data Corp.

Read more: Q1 Global PC Shipments Flat

MILPITAS, CA — Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled $56.6 billion in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 37%, says SEMI.

Read more: Global Semi Equipment Sales Up 37% in 2017

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Sales of software for printed circuit board and multichip module design rose 2.4% year-over-year to $241.1 million in the fourth quarter.

Read more: PCB Design Software Sales Up in Q4, Continuing Long Rally

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