Electronics manufacturing in U.S. and Canada to resume growth in 2014, says IPC study
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 22 Jan. 2014. Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturers (ODM) markets worldwide will resume growth in 2014 after a decline of about 4.9 percent in 2013, predict analysts at IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries in Bannockburn, Ill.
The IPC's 2012-2013 Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry, published in December also predicts that the traditional gap between electronics manufacturing and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will narrow over the next four years as the growth rate of OEM electronics outsourcing slows.
System build is decreasing substantially as a percentage of North American EMS total sales, the report says, while assembly revenue increased in 2013 as a total percentage of sales in 2013, the report says.
U.S. and Canadian electronics companies also decreased capital equipment for electronic manufacturing services in 2013, according to the IPC report, which is based on a representative sample of 120 EMS companies with 135 facilities worldwide that account for $5.3 billion in EMS sales in 2012.
The the 95-page 2012-2013 Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry report also examines trends in sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, capital investment, and spending on equipment and materials, as well as covers market size, including forecasts and potential for market expansion.
For more information contact the IPC online at www.ipc.org.