- Language: English
- Published: February 2013
- Region: United States
Evolution in Electronics Design and Implications for Global Supply Chain Partners: Future Trends that Will Affect Roles of Electronics Supply Chain Participants
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
- 65 Pages
- Frost & Sullivan
This strategic analysis discusses the evolution in electronics design and the implications for partners in the global supply chain. Mega Trends are leading to rapid transitions in the electronics industry. Industry focus has shifted to smaller components and printed electronics and increasing the footprint of modular, as opposed to traditional, equipment. Technological advances in vertical markets also are leading to smart manufacturing techniques, and equipment is no longer limited to a specific footprint or product design. Survey findings offer information about future trends in electronics to 2020.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- What will the electronics industry landscape look like in 2020 and beyond?
- What new technologies and Mega Trends (such as innovating to zero and smart factories) will impact consumer choice and related growth strategies?
- How does that affect productivity and manufacturing techniques within a company?
- How will the structure of the market change over time? Is it ripe for acquisitions?
- What are the evolving roles of the value chain partners?
- What new best practices must companies cultivate to succeed after 2020?
- Pervasiveness of electronics in all walks of life will create additional growth opportunities for electronics supply chain partners. There will be increasing focus on value-creating and state-of-the-art technology and product line.
- Key technologies such as flexible electronics, nanomaterials, intuitive consumer products, and smart materials are expected to have a significant impact on the evolution of the electronics industry landscape.
- Product design will revolve around connectivity, better performance, energy efficiency, accuracy, functionality, and price.
- With the creation of “smart cities,” electronics will play a pivotal role in improving quality of life, businesses, security, infrastructure management, and intelligent communication.
- There will be increasing focus and support for alternative energy, including energy harvesting, energy efficiency, and renewable power sources.
- The need for distinctive product differentiation, while maintaining core technology, scalability to future requirements, and increased functionality, will be the primary focus of R&D.
- OEMs will increasingly rely on contract manufacturers to remain technology-driven as well as to secure a competitive edge. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
- Executive Summary
- Market Overview
- Evolution in Electronics Design Market—Current and Future Outlook
- Implications for Contract Manufacturing Providers
- Implications for SMT Equipment Manufacturers
- Implications for Other Supply Chain Participants
- The Last Word
- Frost & Sullivan and EBN recently collaborated on a survey to identify evolving trends in the electronics industry, including product road map support and implications for electronics value chain partners. This study also includes key findings from the survey.
- Increasing connectivity and Mega Trends are expected to bring a significant paradigm shift in the electronics value chain.
- Increasing demand for compact products, decreasing component sizes, increasing popularity of printed and flexible electronics are expected to have a significant impact on manufacturing equipment. The future of manufacturing equipment will no longer be limited to a specific product design or footprint.
- Contract manufacturers are expected to benefit from increasing responsibilities and augmentation of their role to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
- Manufacturing will become more dynamic, especially with increasing prevalence of smart factories. Innovating to zero, lean techniques, and energy efficient manufacturing will enable increasingly responsive and flexible manufacturing volumes.
- In business terms, competitive intelligence and advantage are important.