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Japan Electronics Industries: Mono Zukuri

  • Report
  • 237 Pages
  • August 2018
  • Region: Japan
  • Eurotechnology
  • ID: 3797973

Japan’s Electronics Component Makers Thrive, While Japan’s Top-8 Electronics Groups Stagnate

Japan’s electronics manufacturers combined are about as large as the Netherlands economically and are facing a period of restructuring, while at the same time they acquire companies abroad in an effort to globalize. Japan’s electronic component sector occupies about 30% - 40% of the global electronic devices market, and are generally better positioned than Japan’s electrical conglomerates, although these also face their own challenges. The report reviews and analyses Japan’s top 8 electronics manufacturers, and Japan’s top 7 electronic component makers, as well as several related companies, and an analysis of the industry sectors. Subscribe to receive regular updates. Japan Electronics Industries - Methodology The following methods are used in producing this report: - Desk research: public domain data, internet resources - Official data from Government sources, Government white papers, public domain Government data bases, industry associations, and other trade organizations - Data from Annual reports and other public disclosures by companies - “Gray literature”: materials distributed at trade shows, conferences, workshops - Public presentations, lectures, keynote talks, Press conferences - Trade shows and events. We regularly visit a large number of trade shows and industry events, mainly in the Tokyo, Osaka areas, but also in US and Europe. - Interviews, discussions at trade shows, and other industry events - Cross checking and cross validation of data from different sources. - Analysis using sophisticated, research grade mathematical and statistical software, and proprietary analysis software developed by Eurotechnology Japan KK. - Proprietary data base of industry data, photographs, and information collected since our company foundation in 1996/1997 mainly covering Japan’s electronics, telecommunications and energy industries. - Research and analysis staff is mainly PhD level and highly trained and experienced.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary: Japan’s electronics manufacturers 2. "Mono zukuri" (= making things, manufacturing products) as a philosophy and as a business model - Globalization vs Japan’s Galapagos effect - The Keiretsu bonds and consequences - Brand and branding issues 3. Japan’s 8 major electronics manufacturers - Overview of Japan’s 8 electronics groups - Market caps in international comparison - Annual revenues overview of all 8 Japanese electronics groups (FY1998 - FY2014) - Operating profits (Losses) overview of all 8 Japanese electronics groups (FY1998 - FY2014) - Net profits (losses) overview of all 8 Japanese electronics groups (FY1998 - FY2014) - Analysis 4. Company overview and analysis for Japan’s electrical groups - Hitachi - Panasonic and Sanyo - Mitsubishi Electric - Sharp - Toshiba - Fujitsu - NEC - SONY 5. Company overview and analysis for Japan’s electronic component manufacturers - Murata - Kyocera - TDK - ALPS - NIDEC - Nitto Denko - ROHM 6.Company overview and analysis of other related Japanese companies - Nintendo - Canon - Oki Electric - Citizen - Tokyo Electron and the merger with Applied Materials 7. Summary

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ALPS
  • Canon
  • Citizen
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • Kyocera
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Murata
  • NEC
  • Nintendo
  • Nitto Denko
  • Oki Electric
  • Panasonic and Sanyo
  • ROHM
  • SONY
  • Sharp
  • TDK
  • Tokyo Electron
  • Toshiba