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August SEMI B-to-B At 1:04

The SEMI book-to-bill was 1:04 in August, down from the 1.07 of July, the 1.10 of June and the 1.06 of March, but up from the 1.0 of May and the 1.03 of April.

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: IC/Semi, Semicon

Supply Chains Built For Growth

A number of positive economic indicators show that U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a time of renewed optimism. However, along with stronger production rates, facility expansion plans, hiring increases and new global opportunities comes the need to invest time and resources into stronger supply chain strategies.

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: Articles

Global semiconductor market expects over 3% growth in 2015

Global semiconductor market value is estimated to reach approximately US$336.3 billion units in 2015, up 3.1% in comparison to 2014, delighted by the arrival of the Apple Watch and IoT (Internet of Things) devices, according to MIC. Shipment value of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry will grow 6% on year, higher than the global average, and reach around NT$2.2 trillion (US$70 billion).

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: IC/Semi, Semicon

Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity

The rush to the cloud is turning the repurposed systems business on its head. Several trends are at work. Older commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers are being replaced by the uniform, cost-effective, minimalist designs the cloud uses. Those in turn are tagged by cloud service providers (CSPs) with a useful working life of three to four years, just two Moore’s cycles, and then surplused. This is way down from the traditional eight-year lifecycle of days gone by, but the units still have years of use left.

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: Computer, Trends

Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?

Multi-channel distribution is likely to fuel the demand for on-demand packaging as companies continue their search for more cost-effective solutions.

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: Distribution, Materials, Trends

ROW Spells Next Big Thing

The next big thing, that emerging market that will lead us to a higher plateau of prosperity is not sexy or even new. Yet it is full of promise.

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: Trends

Customization Drives Manufacturers Closer to Consumers

BERLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CoreNet Global EMEA Summit – The emergence and adoption of new technologies, including 3D printing, Collaborative Robots and Big-Data, are now the driving forces in global manufacturing, according to new research launched today at The CoreNet Global EMEA Summit, being held in Berlin. This is leading to businesses focusing on proximity to customers and the need for increasingly flexible supply chains.

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: Trends