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North American EMS Market Growth is Slowing, but First-Quarter IPC Report Indicates Growth Opportunities in Some Segments

By Sharon Starr, director, IPC market research The North American electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry continued to enjoy positive year-to-date growth in the first quarter of 2019, but growth rates for both sales and orders are slowing, according to IPC’s first-quarter 2019 North American EMS Market Report. Order growth contrasts sharply with last year’s business […]

The New IPC Standards Gap Analysis Helps Your Bottom Line

How well do you know your manufacturing process? Are costly inconsistencies impacting your bottom line? IPC Standards Gap Analysis (SGA) is designed to enhance the financial success of IPC member companies. The service offered by IPC, examines your current manufacturing processes to uncover inconsistencies and provide a confidential report highlighting areas where improvements can be […]

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

By Jennifer Read, Consultant That’s a quote from Ben Franklin cited by IPC CEO John Mitchell in a video blog about the recently published IPC Study of the North American Labor Pool for Electronics Manufacturing. Recruiting and training the next generation of workers for the PCB industry is one of the most important ways for […]

On-shoring and Reshoring: Sustainable Trends or Temporary Phenomema?

  IPC has taken a close look at on-shoring and reshoring and its impact on industry. IPC’s newly released on-shoring study confirmed that companies have continued to locate new and are returning operations in North America with more on-shoring planned for the coming year.

Transition to Handhelds Impacts Business, Technology Strategies

We’ve been in a period called the post-PC era for several years, yet there’s still an ongoing transition to new devices. Smart phones, Tablets and Netbooks are seeing spectacular growth while sales of PCs have remained solid, roughly matching 2009 sales even after a recent free fall in shipments. Understanding how this transition will play […]