Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Increasing offshoring practices among downstream electronic goods manufacturers will continue to hurt producers of electronic components. The next five years will be marked by flat revenue, as many of the industry's key markets take advantage of foreign countries' lower production costs. There are a few bright spots remaining, however, including the ever-increasing penetration of computers into American households and the growing use of electronic devices in automobiles... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity in the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is medium. Industry operators are expected to spend about $0.15 on capital expenses for every dollar spent on labor. Capital intensity in this industry has steadily declined during the past decade, as this industry's products have become increasingly standardized in their manufacturing process. When manufacturing becomes more mechanized, less human labor is required.
This industry's products are commonly used as material inputs for related electronics manufacturing industries. Changes in the circuit boards produced by this industry have primarily been changes of degree (e.g. lower resistance materials, smaller scale etching) rather than of form, reducing changes needed to production equipment... purchase to read more