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 Locations Chapter
The Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is heavily concentrated in the West and Southwest regions of the United States. The States in the West produce 29.0% of industry revenue, while states in the Southwest generate 24.0%. These regions are also general hubs of technology-intensive industries; this factor tends to encourage co-location because industry operators are closer to their customers and can tap a common, specialized work force.
California is the most significant state in this industry, with 18.4% of revenue, 27.3% of establishments and 21.6% of industry employees... purchase to read more