Electronics Manufacturing

Date of Publication: Jan 12, 2016

This report provides an overview of the global markets for electronic chemicals and materials, covering the entire range of chemicals and materials that are used in the fabrication of ICs and PCBs. The global electronic chemicals and materials market was nearly $22.0 billion in 2014. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from $22.9 billion in 2015 to $30.5 billion by 2020.

Date of Publication: Dec 21, 2015
This report relates the emerging market for 3D printed electronics to the existing markets for printed electronics and 3D printing that we have been researching for years. We explain why some candidate applications will not succeed commercially and identify two main applications that will create a total market worth over $1bn by 2025 thanks to core advantages over competing technologies and huge addressable markets. In addition we explore many potential applications for fully 3D printed electronics. This report discusses all existing and emerging technologies that span 2D and 3D printed electronics, all major applications, all players bringing products to market in this space. Specifically, the inkjetting of conductive and insulating inks, extrusion of conductive pastes and insulators and the Aerosol Jet technology.

Date of Publication: Oct 26, 2015
In automotive PCB field, powertrain holds the largest proportion, about 32% for the time being, including mainly Engine Control Unit, Starter, Alternator, Transmission Control, Fuel Injection, and Power Steering. For xEV, complexity, high voltage, high current and high temperature of Inverter and Converter pose extremely high requirements on PCB. Powertrain seizes over 50%, followed by Body with about 25% (primarily Lighting, HVAC, Power Door & Seat, Keyless, and TPMS). LED lighting, which enjoys a high share, is highly demanding on PCB, usually adopting MCPCB (Metal Core PCB). Thirdly, Safety systems, consisting mainly of ADAS, ABS, and Airbag, make up about 22%. The last is Cockpit systems, mainly covering Instrument Display and Infotainment.

Date of Publication: Sep 17, 2015
Electronics output in Poland reached an estimated US$10.6 billion in 2014, up from US$10.2 billion in 2013 and US$10.4 billion in 2010. The industry is currently centered on the production of TVs, which accounted for an estimated 40% of output in 2014, and computing with a 24.5% share. However, both sectors have seen output decline since the peak in 2010. As highlighted Poland’s electronics industry is heavily dependent on the production of TVs.

Date of Publication: Sep 28, 2015
The Chinese Electronics Industry Report provides essential market intelligence for all sizes of company from small enterprises to major global groups and for financial/management consultancies, government agencies and academia requiring a reliable overview of the electronics industry in China. China is the largest producer of electronic products accounting for over a third of global production in 2013 and as such events in the country dominate the electronics industry. In 2013, electronic output increased by 5% to US$613 billion down from growth of 6% a year earlier, and is forecast to pick-up slightly in 2014 to 5.5%. Over the longer-term growth in the Chinese electronics industry is expected to slow as the industry matures. Rising labour costs, due in part to stricter labour regulations will also contribute to potentially slower growth over the coming years. To offset rising costs companies have relocated some production to rural areas. Other factors which will have an impact on electronics output over the medium term include increased competition from other countries as a base for low-cost manufacturing, the move by foreign companies to reduce its reliance on China and the move to “re-shore” production back.

Date of Publication: Sep 17, 2015
The Turkish electronics industry is primarily focused on the computing and consumer video segments the two sectors accounting for 72% of electronics output in 2013. During the year growth in the computer segment offset lower output in the consumer video and helped contribute to a 2.7% growth in electronics output overall. Rising TV production combined with a further double-digit growth within the computer segment will result in electronics output accelerating to a forecasted 6.0% in 2014. Over the next few years the Turkish electronics industry will continue to be centred on the computer and consumer video segments the industry boosted by a large domestic market. The country’s leading TV manufactures will look to expand sales to the emerging markets to help offset the maturity in Western Europe where the focus will switch to replacement sales. 

Date of Publication: May 29, 2015
Based on data from 158 PCB fabricators and assembly companies worldwide, this report presents data on the current state (2014) and the industry’s predictions for the data by 2019, collected for the 2015 IPC Technology Roadmap. The data are segmented by five applications: computer and telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial and automotive, medical, and military and aerospace. Topics covered include clock speed, heat dissipation, operation cycles, environmental operating range, product life expectancy, lamination cycles, materials, board area, board thickness, layer count, embedded components, printed-in-place features, line width and spacing, via diameters, aspect ratios, surface-mount lands, I/O pitch, test density, recyclable content and component size, as well as numbers of vias, solder joints, and discrete, area array, peripheral leaded, peripheral leadless and through-hole components. Additional data that is not segmented by application covers voltage levels and optical channels.