Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2015, revenue from the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is expected to increase; however, this increase indicates only the industry's rebound from 2009 and masks the declines the industry has faced since 2011. Accelerating offshoring activity has led to lower domestic production, while strong competition from international operators has increased the industry's import penetration. During the five years to 2020, the industry is expected to experience similar trends from the past five years. Manufacturers will continue to relocate abroad and a strong dollar will encourage greater imports. Additionally, manufacturers are forecast to lower prices to remain competitive... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, there are medium barriers to entry into this industry, with the principal barriers being intellectual capital barriers, the presence of scale economies, the development of relationships with customers and suppliers and the dominance of major players in some segments.
Having access to the latest electronic technology is essential, given that technological changes occur frequently in this industry. Access to skilled labor can be important, particularly for research and development and new product initiatives.
Large operators may have the benefit of producing at reduced unit costs. Scale can also increase negotiating power in purchasing raw materials... purchase to read more