Healthy mid-single-digit growth has been the order of the day for the European semiconductor distribution industry this year. With product shortages and price increases continuing through the summer, Q3/2018 ended, according to DMASS, with 2.3bn Euro of sales, an increase of 6.3% compared to 2017. The first nine months of 2018 showed exactly the same increase of 6.3%, to 6.91bn Euro of sales.
Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), has reported continuing strong revenue growth in August 2018, traditionally one of the quieter months in the year. But at the same time he acknowledged an unusual eight point fall in the B2B (book to bill) ratio.
Microcontroller (MCU) sales are on the march, says IC Insights. The market is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022. In 2017 systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit shipments surging 22% and strong growth looks set to continue this year.
The European electronic components distributor total available market (DTAM) continued to grow in Q2 2018, says Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Stable but uninspired, a sort of backhanded compliment summarises the German component distribution market during the second quarter 2018. Sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) grew in the months April, May and June by 5% (compared with Q2/2017) to 949m Euros.
The European semiconductor distribution industry continued on a solid yet slow growth path through Q2/2018. Despite (or because of) severe allocation issues in many key technologies and products, the market according to DMASS*, grew 5.7% in Q2/2018, to 2.32bn Euro.
Electrocomponents has made a flying start to its new financial year year reporting continued double-digit revenue growth and improved profitability. In the first quarter like for like revenue growth was 10% driven by a 13% increase in revenues in the Americas and an 11% sales increase in RS Pro, the distributor’s own brand business.
Overcoming the supply shortages affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the period January to March 2018, the distribution companies organised under the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) reported sales of 978m Euros – up 7% compared with Q1/2017.
Electrocomponents Group has continued its progress under CEO Lindsley Ruth’s stewardship posting sparkling full-year figures and snapping up IESA, a UK-based provider of value-added outsourcing services to industrial customers for £88 million.
The European semiconductor industry continues to grow solidly in 2018. According to DMASS, semiconductor sales as reported by the members in Q1/2018 ended at a record 2.28bn Euro, 6.9% over Q1/CY17 and 13% above Q4/CY17.