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Going the Right Way . . . if We Can Control Pandemic

Global business conditions continued to improve through October although the rate of improvement slowed a bit as pandemic concerns increased (Chart 1).

Improving 2020 … and a Brighter 2021

Economic Recovery

Mid-Year End Market Recovery Plus Continued Autumn Semiconductor Strength

Although the semiconductor chip and capital equipment markets performed well in the first half of 2020, many of the electronic equipment end markets struggled globally.

Semiconductors Outperforming Most Industries – but Watch Second Half

Things are picking up.

PMIs Have Generally Recovered

Peering into Second Half of 2020

Global Manufacturing Activity

Tough and Unpredictable Times Ahead

March and April world data clearly showed the impact of the global manufacturing slowdown driven by COVID-19.

Coronavirus Takes on Electronics Industry

Plunging stock prices and Coronavirus-driven business shutdowns presently dominate the news.

SEMI Equipment Growth Continued Through Year-End But Coronavirus Impact Looms

Data through December showed a steady recovery in the global electronic supply chain with SEMI equipment leading the way in 3/12 growth (Chart 1).

Cautious Industry Outlook But . . . World SEMI Equipment Growth Resumes!

World Manufacturing Growth Flat to Start 2020 (Chart 1) 

The December Global Purc