Broad 3Q 2017 growth – Both globally and in Europe

By Walt Custer, Custer Consulting

SEMICON Europa 2017 and productronica were co-located November 14 to 17 at Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany. Attendance was very good and the mood was upbeat.

The third quarter of this year has seen broad growth both globally and also for the European electronic supply chain.

Chart 1 shows 3Q’17/3Q’16 growth by electronic sector for the world. SEMI and PCB process equipment and semiconductors stand out but almost all key sectors expanded.


Chart 2 shows third quarter growth for Europe.  SEMI equipment leads but the third quarter Eurozone expansion was broad based.


At productronica, Custer Consulting presented at the “Business Outlook for the Global Electronic Supply Chain” event (with emphasis on Europe).  For a copy of Walt’s charts, please email


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Leak check semiconductor process chambers quickly and reliably
02/08/2018INFICON,a manufacturer of leak test equipment, introduced the UL3000 Fab leak detector for semiconductor manufacturing maintenance teams t...
Radiant Vision Systems announces new automated visual inspection system
11/06/2017Radiant Vision Systems, a provider of high-resolution imaging solutions for automated visual analysis of devices and surfaces, an...
SEMI-GAS Xturion Blixer enables on-site blending of forming gas mixtures
10/03/2017The Blixer provides a cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive pre-mixed gas cylinders by enabling operators to blend ...