Priming the Demand Pump? CE events and semi hopes for 4Q12
We're half-way through October now and there is a bit of sizzle in the air as retailers and consumers begin to turn their sights on the end of the year holidays, gift-giving, and hopes for the near- and long-term future. Not to be a Grinch, but while that's all well and good, what does that mean for the semiconductor and our outlook forecast?
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Semicon Europa: Competition, economics, and other challenging thoughts
Times have been tough for Europe, that much is certain, and the semiconductor and electronics industry has, for many years now – even prior to the various economic crises in the EU – been stalling for multiple reasons. So, what do we make of the situation in Europe? Is there a survival of the fittest harshness necessary, or are there reasons to look again at Europe to play an important role in electronics manufacturing?
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