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Electronics Industry

The Electronics industry is comprised of many segments traditionally identified as Computers (hardware and software), Video (TVs [plasma, LCD, Blu-Ray], DVDs, Camcorders), MP3 Players, Telephones/Telecommunications (wireless, Wi-Fi, wireline), Semiconductors, and Mobile/Video Gaming. Some sources listed below will cover the entire industry; other sources will cover only specific segments.

Publications | Statistics | Trade Organizations | Companies | Government Information |
Directories | Conferences/Expositions | Other Resources


Publications

Online Resources Requiring USC Network Access (Electronics Industry)
These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity:

Computers (Hardware and Software)

MP3 Players
Also look at Crocker Library's Music Industry resource page

Mobile Gaming/Video Games

Semiconductors

Telephones/Telecommunications

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic indexes business news covering computer/telecomunications and electrical/electronic industries, and provides the full text of a large number of articles. (Sources: Industry)
  • ABI/Inform ProQuest, Academic One and Factiva: keyword search for articles using "telephones", "telecommunications", "cell phones", "mobile phones", "wireless"
  • S&P NetAdvantage: Industries/Telecomunications: Wireless or Wireline; Broadcasting & Cable; Communications Equipment
  • IBISWorld: keyword search "telephone" or "telecommunications" 
  • Business & Company Resource Center
  • Forrester
  • Gartner (use your USC UNIX/webmail ID and password for access)
  • Investext
  • ValueLine: Telecommunications Equipment/Services; Wireless Networking; Foreign Telecommunications
  • Mint US: keyword search "telecommunications" in the Market Research module
  • TableBase

Video


University Libraries

  • Search HOMER for periodicals by doing a "Word or Phrase" search using the following terms:
    • electronics periodicals

    • computers periodicals

    • semiconductors periodicals

  • Search HOMER for books using the following terms in the subject mode:
    electronics industry; computer industry; telecommunications industry; telephone industry; semiconductor industry
  • Search eBrary or NetLibrary for online books using the following terms: consumer electronics; electronics; semiconductors; computers; wireless; telephone; cell phone; telecommunications; video; and electronic gaming.

Crocker Business Library

  • Consumer Use of the Internet & Mobile Web (Reference HF5548.325 U6C593 2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (Reference QA76.59 .E47 2007)
  • Digital America, 2007 (Reference HD9971.5 .E543.U54 2007)
  • Global Information Technology Report (Reference T58.5 G6 2005)
  • Electronic Market Data Book (Reference HD9696 .A3U539 2003)
  • OECD Information Technology Outlook, 2008 (Reference HC79 .I55043 2003)

Periodical Sources:

 


  Statistics

USC Network Access
These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity:

Online Resources

Computers


MP3 Players
Also look at Crocker Library's
Music Industry resource webpage

Mobile Gaming/Video Games

Semiconductors

Telecommunications/Wireless

Video (televisions)

  • Quixel Research issues press releases regarding plasma and LCD televisions
  • Displaybank (News) issues press releases and industry news covering the display industry
  • LCD TV Matters: a 2009 report from the LCD TV Association

Crocker Business Library

  • Global Mobile Commerce: strategies, implementation & case studies  (Reference HF5548.34 .G56 2008)
  • Electronic Market Data Book contains global statistics on many segments of the electronics industry including annualized factory sales, industry trends and employment numbers (Reference HD9696.A3U539 2003)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States offers various industry statistics. Search the index for "consumer electronics", "electronic goods", "computer sales", "computer sales", "computer use", "compact disks: CD-ROM", "telephones", "telecommunications", "televisions", "VCRs" and "video games" to find the appropriate tables (Circulation desk: HA202.A4)
  • The Market Share Reporter for domestic market share data on many electronics segments and brands (Circulation desk: HF5410.M376)
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries: Manufacturing contains industry overviews for computer and electronic equipment (Reference HC102 .E53 2001)
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries: Service & Non-Manufacturing contains industry overviews for communications, broadcasting, computer equipment & software, and retail consumer electronics (Reference HC102 .E53 2001)
  • The Standard & Poors Industry Survey: Communications Equipment; Computers; Movies & Home Entertainment (for video and DVD statistics); Semiconductors; Telecommunications: Wireline or Wireless (Circulation Desk)
  • The Global Information Technology Report, 2004/05 contains consumer usage index for countries worldwide (T58.5 .G6 2005)
  • Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook (Reference GV174 .E58 2007) 
  • ValueLine (Circulation Desk)
  • OECD Information Technology Outlook (Reference: HC79 .I55 O43 2000)
  • NATO Encyclopedia of Exhibition contains post-theatrical movie market statistics for videocassettes and DVDs globally (Reference PN1993.3 E525 2003/04)
  • Semiconductor Industry Association Annual Report & Directory (Business Reference HD9696 .S4 S42 1998)
  • Singapore and Malaysia Electronics Industries (Business Reference HD9696.A3 S53 1997)
  • For industry-wide averages and norms: Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (Circulation Desk: HF5681.R25.I525); RMA Annual Statement Surveys (Circulation Desk: HF5681.B2.R6); Troy Almanac (Circulation Desk: HF5681.R25.T68)

  


 Trade Organizations/Associations

Online Resources

Computers

Mobile Gaming

Semiconductors

Telephones/Telecom

Video

 


  Companies

Online Resources

To find the financial filings of a public company, search the SEC's website.

USC Network Access
These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity:

  • Hoover's provides company profiles and financials for public and some private companies.
  • Business & Company Resource Center provides annual industry reports covering all segments of the electronics industry plus company information and profiles.
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage provides financial data and a corporate snapshot of public companies.
  • ValueLine provides financial data for public companies.
  • Mint Global 
  • Gartner IntraWeb reports focus on trends and research in IT and key electronics industry segments globally and analyzes their impact on businesses (use your USC Unix password to access this ISD-provided database)
  • Mergent Online provides company profiles and financial data for domestic and international companies
  • Compact Disclosure/WorldScope provides financial data for domestic and international public companies (available in Crocker Library only).  

 Government Information

Online Resources

 


 Directories

Online Resources

Crocker Business Library

  • Corporate Affiliations (Reference HG4057 .A219)
  • Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies (Reference HG4057 .A4433)
  • The Southern California Business Directory (Circulation Desk: HF5068.L6.L58)

 


 Conferences/Expositions

  


 Other Resources

  


 Statistics | Trade Organizations | Companies | Government Information |
Directories | Conferences/Expositions | Other Resources