Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Following a trend in technology manufacturing, the Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing industry has shifted production to overseas plants that offer more competitive labor costs and house client industries in electronics manufacturing. In the five years to 2015, manufacturers that remain active in the United States will increasingly compete with imports from producers with lower production costs, allowing them to sell lower-priced products. In the coming years, manufacturers are expected to lower their prices to remain competitive against foreign producers. Thus, industry operators will experience only moderate growth in profit... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity in the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is low. Industry operators are expected to spend $0.10 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 produce equipment... purchase to read more