Design & Supply Chain

Design & Supply Chain

  • 8/13/15 8:01 am EDT
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (August 13, 2015) – Global consumers have lately become less interested in acquiring conventional notebooks with 15-inch displays, and they are instead shifting their spending to smaller product segments. In the first half of 2015, panel shipments in the 15-inch range (i.e., 15.0 inches to 15.9 inches) dropped 14 percent year over year, from 44.5 million to 38.4 million units, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.more...
  • 8/12/15 7:05 pm EDT

    Comprehensive report assesses short-, medium-, and long-term cases for crude oil price recovery and the underlying economic implications for petrochemicals markets

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An extended recovery period for crude oil prices, exceeding five years, would have dramatic implications for the global petrochemical industry and could mean a “Back to the Future” experience for some companies and regions -- creating a more competitive environment for naphtha producers, according to a new IHS (NYSE: IHS) report. The IHS Chemical Crude Oil Turmoil and the Global Impact on Petrochemicals Special Report assessesmore...
  • 8/12/15 8:01 am EDT
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (August 12, 2015) – Due to decreased information technology (IT) demand, and global currency issues that resulted in higher import prices in most regions, overall large-area TFT LCD unit shipments in the first half (H1) of 2015 fell 2 percent year over year to reach 340 million units. Display shipments for tablet PCs fell 17 percent, notebook PC displays declined 6 percent, and PC monitor displays fell 8 percent, while LCD TV panel unit shipments increased by 11 percent,more...
  • 8/11/15 3:30 pm EDT
    Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS (August 11, 2015)—Coherent 100G port shipments for metro regional optical networks grew 145 percent in 2014 from the prior year, and are anticipated to grow another 118 percent in 2015, predicts IHS (NYSE: IHS). “Adoption of 100G coherent technology has surged, first in long haul networks and now becoming a material part of metro networks. The expansion of 100G into new markets was the catalyst for our 100G+ coherent optical ports report, which provides anmore...
  • 8/11/15 2:39 pm EDT

    Self-described market reform step follows poor trade data

    Today, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) issued a note that revises its calculation for setting the Yuan exchange rate. The timing aligns with efforts to further prop up growth in non-financial sectors, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.Effective 11 August, the official daily central parity rate will be based on the closing rate of the interbank foreign exchange rate market from the previous day, the supply and demand in the marketmore...
  • 8/11/15 8:01 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (August 11, 2015) – Commodity LCD displays, led by 32-inch high definition (HD) displays, have in the past been a key industry revenue generator, but that situation is changing, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Industry profits for 32-inch panels increased by 24 percent, year over year, in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, but they are expected to decrease by 22 percent in Q1 2016. “Most LCD TV panel pricesmore...
  • 8/11/15 8:00 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) today announced it has extended the exchange offer of its 5.000 percent Senior Notes due 2022, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for all outstanding 5.000 percent Senior Notes due 2022 (the “outstanding notes”) that were issued and sold by IHS Inc. in October 2014 in a private offering. The exchange offer, previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, onmore...
  • 8/11/15 6:35 am EDT
    IHS Maritime Portal Screen Grab

    Ship data and AIS vessel tracking streamlines operational workflows 

    LONDON, UK (11 August, 2015) – A first-of-its-kind product that connects analysis and data across the entire value chain of the global maritime industry was unveiled today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.IHS Maritime Portal, provides integrated ships movements, maritime intelligence and insight in one place, enabling a deeper analysis of the global shipping fleet.“The new IHS Maritime Portal integrates ship data and real-time AIS vesselmore...
  • 8/11/15 2:45 am EDT
    IHS Jane's: North Korea second centrifuge hall snowmelt

    Second hall of centrifuges now likely to be operational as part of Uranium Enrichment Workshop

    London, UK (11 August, 2015) – From satellite imagery analysis of North Korea’s Yongbyon fuel fabrication plant from late 2014 to early 2015, IHS Jane’s has concluded that a second hall of centrifuges is now likely to be operational as part of the Uranium Enrichment Workshop.Download more satellite imagery analysis from the Feature Report section of Snowmelt indicatorsWithout access to the interior of the buildings, IHS Jane’s had to seek alternative means to determine whethermore...
  • 8/11/15 1:59 am EDT
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (August, 11 2015) – As the rate of smartphone use in vehicles continues to grow rapidly in nearly every major market globally, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are rushing to integrate and incorporate design and connectivity elements into new vehicles to address the market demand and desire among consumers.  More than 85 percent of new car intenders in Germany and the United Kingdom have a smartphone, according to recent research from IHS Automotive, a globalmore...

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