Despite the challenges COVID-19 has presented to the global economy during the past two years, the semiconductor industry seems to be doing just fine. Below we dive into some of the details of the 2022 semiconductor sales boom. We also update you about Elektor’s new studio, as well as our plans for upcoming industry events such as Embedded World 2022 and WEEF 2022.
News Byte Semiconductor Sales Boom

Semiconductor Sales Boom

While many industries are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor industry seems to be in the middle of a sales boom. According to new report by the Semiconductor Industry Association, global semiconductor sales skyrocketed 32.4% from February 2021 to February 2022. In the month of February 2022, sales hit $52.4 billion. Curious how things broke down by region? Sales in the Americas was up 43% year-to-year. They were up 29.3% in Europe, 21.8% in China, 21.6% in Japan, and 41.4% in Asia Pacific. This means many of the engineering consultants in our community should have a lot of work coming their way this spring and summer.

Elektor Studio Update + Lab Talk

In addition to launching new projects and editing articles, Elektor’s engineers and editors have been busy recently setting up a new lab and video studio in Aachen, Germany. In the nearby photo you can see Jens Nickel (Editor in Chief) and Mathias Claussen (Senior Engineer) testing some of the studio equipment. They use the space for their monthly livestream, Elektor Lab Talk.
Elektor Studio (Semiconductor Sales Boom News Item)

The next show will focus on boards and microcontrollers. Join them live on April 28, 2022. Bring your questions! 

Elektor at Embedded World 2022

In 2021, the Embedded World trade fair was 100% online due to COVID-19. Fortunately, it will be a live event from June 21 to 23 in Nuremberg, Germany. Are you planning to attend? Come visit Elektor engineers, editors, and client managers at Booth 4A-646 in Hall 4A. Subscribe to Elektor’s Embedded World tag for updates!

WEEF 2022

The "pioneer edition" of the World Ethical Electronics Forum (WEEF), which took place in November 2021, was a success. The event, which featured in-person and remote speakers, inspired global innovators in the electronics community with an open discussion about ethics and SDGs. WEEF 2022, slated for November, will build on the momentum from last year, and until then, we will be publishing thought-provoking ethics-related articles, interviews, and polls. Here are a few links to recent articles. Let us know what you think:
Stay tuned for more!

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