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Market Intelligence Report

Empowering insights on commodity and supply chain dynamics

Open-market activity provides a lens into broader market conditions and is often an early indicator of trends and supply chain disruptions. As electronic-component distribution channels have evolved in our increasingly connected world, tier-one OEMS and CMs have looked to open-market distributors as strategic partners to help balance their supply chains.

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Our team of experts brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience that helps us offer the most relevant and actionable insights into the global electronic-component marketplace. From Smith’s decades in business and vast network of longstanding market relationships to the commodity, cross-industry, and regional expertise of our employees, we have connections and resources in place to keep you fully informed and help guide your purchasing strategies.

Market Bytes

Smith’s biweekly Market Bytes offer a quick at-a-glance into what’s going on in the worldwide electronic-component marketplace.
Market Byte 2.29.2024
Excess for consumer and legacy memory still exists in the market, but spot shortages have crept up for DDR5 server memory and HBM3+.
Automotive Insights Market Byte 2.28.2024
Murata announced that it will begin building a new production facility in Japan in March 2024 that will make MLCCs. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2026.
Market Byte 2.27.2024
Smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 300 million units this year, but that total is still near modern historical lows.
Market Byte 2.22.2024
Average production rates are in the 60% range from all makers for consumer NAND and slightly higher for large-density products used in artificial-intelligence servers and applications.
Automotive Insights Market Byte 2.21.2024
STMicroelectronics and onsemi put most of their 2023 capital expenditures into silicon-carbide buildouts and have said they will do so again in 2024.
Market Byte 2.20.2024
Since October 2023, prices for DRAM and NAND have increased about 20%—no matter what the product—and some analysts are forecasting another 10-15% rise in prices during the first half of 2024.
Market Byte 2.15.2024
Most manufacturers raised prices in 2023 to keep up with production-cost inflation. Those average selling prices are expected to be stable for the year but not decrease to previous levels.
Automotive Insights Market Byte 2.14.2024
Automotive MLCCs, resistors, sensors, and connectors are currently experiencing some spot shortages, but overall demand is soft.
Market Byte 2.13.2024
Utilization rates for advanced nodes used for logic processors are likely to remain stable but low, around 65-70%, in 2024.

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