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BANNOCKBURN, IL – The US auto sector has historically maintained an inventory-to-sales ratio of nearly 2.4, says Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., chief economist, IPC, in a report released today. That means under normal conditions the auto sector could cover some 10 weeks of sales with inventory on-hand. Today, however, inventory-to-sales for new vehicles is 0.389, which means the auto sector can only cover 12 days of sales with current inventory levels.

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BANNOCKBURN, IL – Material and labor costs continue to be two of the largest issues facing the electronics supply chain, according to an IPC report released today. Nine in ten electronics manufacturers report rising material costs, and nearly three-fourths report rising labor costs, the association says.

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BANNOCKBURN, IL — The 90-day moving average sales at North American electronics manufacturing services companies fell 4.4% year-over-year in October, according to a new report from IPC.

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BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB shipments in October were up 6% compared to the same month last year, IPC announced today.

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MILPITAS, CA — The 90-day worldwide billings by North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers was $3.74 billion in October, SEMI said.

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SAN DIEGO — IPC issued a call for abstracts for poster presentations at IPC Apex Expo to be held here. Poster presentation networking sessions are scheduled for Feb. 25, 26, and 27 on the show floor.

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