Global Markets
Market Report: 2007 Looking Better Than Previously Expected! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Global SMT & Packaging   
Wednesday, 07 February 2007

In spite of a 4Q06 slowdown in personal computer production (due to a delay in Microsoft Vista and microprocessor shortages in Asia), global electronic equipment demand remained reasonably strong at year-end 2006.

 
Market Report: 2006 status & 2007 outlook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Monday, 08 January 2007

Based upon 3Q06 financial data from a broad range of companies in the global electronics food chain, we now have an updated, quantitative picture of 2006 business conditions.

 
Market Report: Prognostications 2006 to 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by WALT & JON CUSTER   
Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Thanks to higher interest rates and other inflation-controlling efforts the worlds economies appear to be heading toward a soft landing in 2007. Barring some global catastrophe no recession is on the horizon just slower GDP growth.

 
Market Report: Moderate slowdown following fall busy season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Friday, 13 October 2006

In spite of inflation fears and higher interest rates world GDP growth remained strong in the second quarter. 

 
Market Report: Fall busy season and increased demand from developing nations mask economic slowdown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Electronic equipment growth will still be reasonable in 2006. However rising interest rates and less disposable income (due to higher energy costs) will limit business and consumer spending leading to a slower expansion in 2007 & 2008. 

 
Market Report: Preparing for the 'busy season' seasonal upturn PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Although component, electronic material and capital equipment business cycles continue to fluctuate, end market demand has been steadier.
 
Market Report: 2006 outlook improves PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Be wary of rising costs, shortages and double ordering.

 
Market Report: A 'stable' 2006, all things considered PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Monday, 01 May 2006
Electronic supply chain revenues are driven by multiple factors....
 
Market Report: Clear signs of normal seasonal slowdown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Monday, 03 April 2006
The SIAs recent global semiconductor shipment data provided some surprises.....
 
Market Report: 4Q'05 financials confirm robust global growth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
As 4Q'05 financial reports are released, we begin to get a good picture of how the end markets performed as 2005 closed....
 
Market Report: 2006 - off & running PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
Globally, 2005 was a decent year, driven by consumer devices (cell phones, personal computers and new video games) plus a rebound in the telecom/datacom sector....
 
Market Report: Surprising early 2006 market strength PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walt & Jon Custer   
Monday, 02 January 2006
As we enter 2006, business conditions remain better than previously expected, no doubt benefiting from an overflow of work from full Asian factories....
 

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