IDC says worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter, up 3% year-over-year.
MLCC and thick film chip resistor manufacturers are experiencing price increases in feedstock metals as they enter the fourth quarter, meaning higher chip prices could follow.
Registration for CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY's 2020 NPI Awards is now open.
Jabil is planning temporary closures over the holiday season of its facilities in South San Jose, Fremont and Livermore, furloughing 909 workers.
The US Chamber of Commerce called the announcement that the US and China have reached a phase one trade agreement "a ray of hope for the US-China trade relationship."
ACI Technologies will host an open house at its manufacturing factory in Philadelphia on Nov. 5.
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion in 2019, an increase of 5.3% over 2018, IDC said.
Naprotek named Paramjit Singh senior director, engineering/QMS.