EMS companies will be worst hit when there is a sudden change in the market trend. But the trend seems to be good and the volumes of consumer electronics such as tablets, smart phones and LED TV's are still in the huge demand. These volumes should be able to suffice the production of EMS for year 2011.
Even none of us has own crystal ball, it should be right to point out a couple of topics. The first: according to recent estimation (i.e. from"newventureresearch.com") trying to split Europe in regions, by 2012, Eastern Europe CAGR values 20% as in China then it seems within that region EMS is still growing a lot. The second (in track with Dave's post): it has been estimated networkable devices by 2012 are about 18-20 billion of which 50% appliances/game/toys. Is it realistic to say that picture can substain EMS market revenues next year?
Thomas thanks for the report.Although 2010 was a recessionary year, the electronics industry seemed to do pretty well.I believe 2011 will be a good year worldwide for the electronics industry overall.With the continued enhancements in smartphone technology, the release of many competing tablets to the iPad, 3D TV, advancements in gaming consoles, and so on, 2011 will at least be interesting.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.