BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Following economic setbacks in 2009, the world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) continued to recover in 2011 and 2012 and is projected to grow this year 9.4 percent globally and 8.9 percent in North America, according to 2011–2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry, an annual study released by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries.
Using data from 130 EMS operations that participated in the survey, the study presents information and analysis on EMS markets and operations, examining critical trends and potential for market expansion.
The 2011-2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry includes forecasts through 2016, provided by New Venture Research Corp., and covers business metrics by region. The study also examines trends in market size, sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, customer relationship metrics, manufacturing technology, capital investment, and spending on equipment and materials. In addition, the study shows sales breakdowns of eight major end markets by region.