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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year-over-year to $24 billion during the second quarter, according to International Data Corp.

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FRANKFURT – Germany area PCB sales slumped 17.4% in the second quarter from a year ago thanks to a Covid-19 lull, according to ZVEI.

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MILPITAS, CA – Soaring pandemic-inspired demand for chips that power everything from communications and IT infrastructures to personal computing, gaming and healthcare electronics will drive an 8% increase in global fab equipment spending in 2020 and a 13% increase in 2021, according to SEMI. Rising demand for semiconductors for data center infrastructures and server storage, along with the buildup of safety stock as US-China trade tensions intensify, is also contributing to this year’s growth.

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WASHINGTON – Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $35.2 billion in July, up 4.9% year-over-year and 2.1% sequentially, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.  

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TAIPEI – Consumer DRAM has the strongest demand momentum, as its sequential price decline in the fourth quarter this year is expected to narrow to within 5%, says TrendForce.

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – The first half of 2020 has seen a resurgence in the PC and tablet markets, and demand continues to outpace supply, says International Data Corp. Demand is largely driven by work-from-home and at-home education needs, as well as entertainment purposes. Therefore, IDC expects the personal computing devices market, including traditional PCs, tablets, and workstations, will grow 3.3% year-over-year in 2020, with shipment volumes reaching 425.7 million units.

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