Tag Archives: market research

Global Market Outlook for 2014 — Industry Segments Continue to Strengthen

Sharon Starr, IPC’s director of market research, shares electronics industry growth trends and 2014 projections for the world markets in electronic equipment, EMS/ODM and PCBs. The U.S., Europe and Japan are the major drivers of global economic growth.    

Two Popular Annual PCB Studies from IPC Now Published

Sharon Starr, IPC’s director of market research, provides an update on two popular annual studies for the PCB industry and its suppliers.

Slow but Steady

A couple national manufacturing studies out this week highlight the continuing resurgence of American manufacturing. The economy may not be roaring back with any real speed, but it’s seeing steady growth. Respondents to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch CFO Outlook survey gave the U.S. economy an average score of 58 out of 100, up […]

New Ways to Measure Quality

Quality levels have changed a lot over the past several years. Companies that don’t change their measurement strategies and testing techniques can fall behind the curve, which can have lasting repercussions. IPC’s annual Quality Benchmark Survey for the EMS industry is designed to help EMS suppliers from around the globe determine how their quality levels […]

IPC Supply Chain Tracker shows some encouraging data

In a podcast interview for IPC.org, Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research, shares her insights on the recently released spring 2009 IPC Supply Chain Tracker. The Supply Chain Tracker offers important insights into the health of the electronics interconnect industry. Starr talked about some encouraging industry data for IPC’s members. Here are a few […]

Regional Trends Webinar Recap

Here are 10 highlights from the webinar that provide a sampling of what’s going on in the industry. First, a notable quote from Plonski: “There’s no doubt we are going to recover, but all segments are going to do it differently.”