Tag Archives: electronics manufacturers

The Coronavirus Outbreak Will Likely Impact New Product Introductions

By Shawn DuBravac, IPC chief economist and Matt Kelly, IPC chief technologist According to IPC’s recent Coronavirus impact study (March update), roughly 22 percent of electronics manufacturers and suppliers reported that the coronavirus outbreak will result in fewer new product introductions (NPIs) in 2020. In a normal year, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would be readying […]

Coronavirus Expected to Cause Five-Week Product Shipment Delays, Says Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Electronics manufacturers anticipate at least a five-week product shipment delay from suppliers due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey conducted by IPC.  Shipping delays from China and other countries where the virus has spread are already having negative impacts on manufacturers. Roughly 65 percent of manufacturers report their suppliers expect, on average, a […]

IPC’s U.S. Skills Gap Study Reveals Skills and Qualifications in Short Supply

In response to mounting concern about the shortage of U.S. workers with skills needed by electronics manufacturers, IPC conducted a “fast-facts” study to learn more about the skills gap as it affects U.S. electronics assembly manufacturers. The results, published within Findings on the Skills Gap in U.S. Electronics Manufacturing, indicate that most companies are having […]

New Electronics Industry Market Data Now Available by Subscription

IPC is introducing three new quarterly subscription reports. These exclusive reports provide electronics manufacturers a competitive edge that comes from having solid, timely and reliable market research data. Reports include: Global Solder Market Report  – The report covers trends in solder and flux consumption, including growth rates, tin/lead vs. lead-free ratios, and industry growth outlook […]

EU Parliament International Trade Committee Votes for Mandatory Conflict Minerals Regulation

Last week, on April 14, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) voted on amendments to the EU’s conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. The INTA voted to make mandatory the proposed voluntary system of certification for EU smelters and refiners. By a close vote (22-16) they rejected amendments seeking […]

Your Participation Needed in IPC Military Lead-free Survey

There is growing concern among military/aerospace suppliers about the availability and cost of leaded materials and components. IPC is conducting a confidential survey to assess the current state of the supply chain and the issues facing electronics manufacturers. If you manufacture PCBs or electronic assemblies for military/aerospace applications, IPC requests your participation in this survey. As […]

North American Labor Pool – How Well Does it Meet the Needs of Electronics Manufacturers?

IPC is conducting an in-depth study of the North American labor pool to assess how well it meets the needs of electronics manufacturers, identify and verify the gaps, and discover how manufacturers are overcoming recruitment challenges. Information is being gathered from industry, education and government through interviews, surveys and published sources. You can be a […]