A new, survey-based study by the Association Connecting Electronics Industries includes projections that electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturers (ODM) markets worldwide will resume growth in 2014 after a decline of approximately 4.9 percent in 2013.
The 2012-2013 Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry also predicts that although EMS/ODM growth rates have historically outpaced those of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the gap will narrow over the next four years as the growth rate of OEM electronics outsourcing slows. https://www.electronics-ca.com/global-ems-industry-report.html
In addition to forecasts, the report presents data and analysis on recent industry trends, such as the substantial decrease of system build as a percentage of North American EMS companies’ total sales, coupled with a corresponding increase in assembly revenue as a total percentage of sales, in 2013. Other data point to decreased capital equipment spending by EMS companies in 2013.
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: EMS Industry Report.