BRUSSELS – The electronics manufacturing industry accounted for €301 billion (US$360.4 billion) in production value in 2019 and directly impacted €3.8 trillion in European GDP, says IPC.
NEEDHAM, MA – Global shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, grew 55.2% year-over-year to 84 million during the first quarter, according to International Data Corp. Shipments were down 8% sequentially.
MILPITAS, CA – Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% to an all-time high of $71.2 billion in 2020, says SEMI.
NEVADA CITY, CA – In 2020, sales at the top 50 EMS companies worldwide accounted for $384 billion in revenue, up 4.6% year-over-year, largely as a result of the top 10 EMS firms dominating industry growth.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Total semiconductor unit shipments, including ICs, optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021 to 1.13 trillion units, setting an all-time annual record, according to IC Insights. This would mark the third time semiconductor units have surpassed one trillion units in a calendar year.
WESTWOOD, MA – Chase Corp. posted fiscal second quarter adhesives, sealants and additives revenue increased 29.2% year-over-year to $31.6 million, with $5.4 million from organic revenue growth. The revenue improvement was largely attributed to electronic and industrial coatings product line sales to Asian and European customers and contributions from ABchimie.
TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions opened its Greater China Die Attach Application Center here on Apr. 1. The advanced technology and application center will house technical service and lab personnel, equipped with die attach assembly and process equipment.
SAINT-HERBLAIN, FRANCE – Lacroix Group forecasts revenue of €800 million (US$952 million) by 2025, up from €441 million in 2020. The forecast represents an 81% increase over 2020, and includes possible acquisitions. For 2021, the EMS company forecasts revenue of more than €500 million.
WASHINGTON – The Semiconductor Industry Association submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on securing America’s critical supply chains, highlighting the importance of the global semiconductor supply chain to maintaining a strong semiconductor industry and identifying a range of vulnerabilities.