EMS market is growing

24 June 2009

The worldwide EMS market grew 12.5% in 2008

The worldwide EMS market grew 12.5% in 2008, as the worldwide electronics assembly market grew 0.5%. After a painful downturn in 2009, the EMS market will resume growth in 2010, as the outsourcing of electronics manufacturing continues its relentless march. That’s according to research from Electronic Trend Publications (ETP).

It has followed this industry for 20 years and now releases the sixth edition of The Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Services Market; a research report focusing on all the players in this industry, including contract manufacturers (CMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs).

The report begins with a forecast of worldwide electronics assembly value (cost of goods sold), and the forecast is developed by looking at over 40 product segments. ETP estimates that total electronics assembly value was $964 billion in 2008 and will grow to over $1.2 trillion in 2013. Fuelled by this market, ETP believes that the EMS industry will grow from $294 billion in 2008 to $435 billion in 2013.

To support this conclusion, the report analyses the EMS industry from several viewpoints. Firstly, it reviews the total market for electronics assembly, and then examines details of the EMS industry, including a breakdown of the industry by company size. Thirdly, the regional distribution of the EMS industry is presented. While this industry largely began in North America, Asia has become the dominant region. Finally, the report details the EMS industry by the key application markets that it serves.

To focus on EMS financial performance, the report compares companies on a variety of standard financial metrics. These are combined into a weighted ranking which gives ETP’s view of the relative performance of these companies. The report also analyses EMS mergers and acquisitions of the previous few years.

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