Electronics Manufacturing

Date of Publication: Jan 29, 2015
Dramatic changes are underway in the computer, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. There is a trend toward systems “convergence,” combining computer, telecommunications and consumer system functions all into one system. There is also a trend toward micro-miniaturization and microsystem technologies integrating digital, optical, radio frequency and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Microsystem packaging is at the heart of all of these products, since it is this technology that provides the system integration in addition to controlling the size, performance, reliability and cost of the final microsystem.

Date of Publication: May 22, 2015
Based on data from 83 manufacturers supplying electronics to the military and aerospace market, this study covers the current use of lead-free materials and components in mil/aero electronics. It examines how manufacturers required to use lead in their assemblies are coping with the trend toward lead-free electronics, including the use of reballing. It assesses the added costs of producing leaded assemblies and identifies the tipping points that are expected to move military electronics toward lead free. The report includes historical data on the ratio of lead-free to tin/lead solder consumption and a 10-year forecast.

Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2015
This Pivot Table covers quarterly revenue by region and product segment for all electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) companies in IDC's EMS database, from 1Q08 through 1Q15. This Pivot Table also provides updated market sizes for the two sectors of the EMS industry, the nine product segments for each sector, and the three regions for each sector.

Date of Publication: Mar 25, 2015

2014 witnessed a further year of slow or declining output across the Western European electronics industry. Hopes of a sustained recovery failed to materialise as the on-going problems in the Eurozone re-surfaced and economic growth stalled in the second half of the year. West European electronics industry output for electronic equipment declined by 0.2% in 2014 and followed a more substantial fall of 3.4% in the prior year. After three years however, there are once again signs that the economies of Western Europe are beginning to show the potential for a sustained economic recovery. In combination with demand from emerging markets, albeit at a potentially slower pace than in previous years, this should support a recovery in electronics output in 2015 with stronger growth in the second half of the year accelerating in 2016 and 2017. 

Date of Publication: Sep 18, 2015
The Czech 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 the Czech Republic.

Date of Publication: Sep 2, 2015
This survey-based study covers production data, assembly attributes, yields, defect rates (DPMO), customer returns, supplier performance, customer satisfaction and certification data. This report enables electronics assembly companies to compare their performances to industry averages. The survey sample includes 65 electronics assembly companies from North America, Europe and Asia with total sales revenue ranging from under $10 million to more than $500 million. Aggregate data are segmented by company size, region and type of production.

Date of Publication: Jun 15, 2015
Each year, a new slew of terms and definitions become common place in the manufacturing process. To meet these needs, IPC-T-50 Revision M, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits, delivers users the most up-to-date descriptions and illustrations of electronic interconnect industry terminology. It is a dynamic standard that adapts to the industry to provide the most thorough dictionary in the industry.