2014 Connector Industry Forecast provides an in-depth, and detailed forecast of the worldwide connector industry. In addition to the detailed forecasts for each region of the world (North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and ROW), an industry overview is included which provides current market trends, industry book-to-bill ratios, and outlook narrative.
Growth within the global electronics industry started to gain momentum in the later part of 2013 a trend which will continue in 2014 and then accelerate in the period to 2017, with stronger growth in the emerging markets. Growth is being driven by the improved outlook for the global economy although downside risks still remain. The Volume 2 of the Yearbook of World Electronics Data tracks developments in the electronics industry for 16 countries with emphasis on the Americas, Japan and the Asia Pacific.
Counterfeit electronic parts and components have become a serious issue for the electronics industry. Counterfeit components are devices that are intentionally misrepresented as authentic. They are marked or re- marked as something they are not. The counterfeit category also includes components that have been previously used and are sold as new devices. A more precise definition goes like this: A counterfeit component is a device made or altered to resemble an authentic part with the intent to mislead or defraud by presenting the imitation as original or genuine. These unreliable and fraudulent parts not only can cause significant inconveniences when…
A newly released training video, DVD-166C, “Counterfeit Components” from IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, explains not only how counterfeit components find their way into the supply chain, but more important, how to detect fraudulent devices during visual inspection.
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2014 North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Turns Positive IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were up in March and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened, returning to positive territory.
The worldwide electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market is a determining force in production of electronics products and now accounts for almost 40 percent of all assembly. While the rate of growth for outsourcing is slowing, it still represents the most desired manufacturing model for the assembly of electronics products available to OEM companies. The EMS industry expanded approximately 4.9 percent in 2013 as a result of a downturn year when normal growth could easily have been double without decline in demand for computer desktop and notebook products.
Despite the improvement in the final months of the year output for the West European electronics industry in 2013 is estimated to have declined by 3.1% before showing modest growth of 1.1% in 2014. The outlook however, has significant downside risks. If the situation in the Crimea escalates it could delay the recovery in the European economy as well as lower the outlook globally. China’s economy has also slowed markedly in the first two months of the year, with growth in investment, retail sales and factory output all falling to multi-year lows, a surprisingly weak performance that raises the possibility…
According to a new report entitled “The Market for Thermal Management Technologies“, global market for thermal management products is expected to grow from about $10.1 billion in 2013 to $10.6 billion in 2014 and $14.7 billion by 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% between 2014 and 2019. Thermal management hardware (e.g., fans and blowers, heat sinks, etc.) account for about 80% of the total thermal management market. The other main thermal management product segments: thermal management software thermal management interface materials thermal management substrates … each account for between 5% and 7% of the market. The largest…
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “World Electronic Industries 2012-2017“. This new edition details production structure and forecasts for more than 50 lines of electronic equipment, for all world regions from 2012 to 2017. Global electronics production, valued at more than 1,410 billion euros in 2012, is completely intertwined with the global economy and should grow on average at 3.2% per year until 2017 to reach 1,655 billion euros.
The global PCB market has been analyzed based on the different product types, end use industries, components used, materials used, and geographic regions. These markets are broken down into segments and sub-segments, providing exhaustive value analysis for the years 2011, 2012, and forecast to 2018.