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Artificial intelligence exceeding EMS manufacturing industry’s expectations

Contract electronics is traditionally labor-intensive requiring both direct, and more costly, indirect labor (IDL), with costs for the latter hidden among EMS S,G&A. Whenever contract EMS providers (or electronics original design manufacturers – ODM) respond to request-for-proposals (RFP) from OEM …
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Tariff impact across technology sector raises telecom, networking hardware pricing

Chart details percentage pricing increases for hardware, highlighting changes based on tariffs, per OEM company, and product.
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Hourly manufacturing labor wages across Asia compared to rates in developed economies

Some shifts are taking place in manufacturers relocating operations and supply chains to less expensive countries even thought its costly and risky when moving production. Electronics OEMs and contract EMS manufacturing PCB assembly providers are impacted by tariffs, the rising …
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Vietnam high-tech manufacturing industry value add v China and Asia

12 manufacturing regions in Asia are reviewed by manufacturing value add: China, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Philippines, Pakistan.
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South East Asia destinations attract China manufacturing supply chain relocation

South East Asia is currently the biggest beneficiary of China relocations. Read why with links to alternative manufacturing destinations.
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Tariffs drive four OEM sourcing strategies and EMS China manufacturing supply chain relocation


Multiple EMS providers have reached out for help in developing, validating, or executing plans to relocate portions of their operations and supply chains out of China. In addition to many China EMS PCB assembly factories burdened with high customer concentrations, …
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Demand underpins electric vehicle battery capacity and EV passenger vehicle projections

Rising demand not expected to let up anytime soon. Projections broken down by vehicle type and global demand and geography.
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Future manufacturing-as-a-service PCB assembly driven by manufacturing IT and marketplace

Manufacturing technology stacks will evolve, driven by three main drivers and influenced by these five ways of the next generation of manufacturing.
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Next generation manufacturing: PCB assembly companies face adaptive, technical challenges


EMS providers are habitual thinkers. They do not innovative. Artificial intelligence and automation will force PCB assembly firms out of their comfort zone. Here’s why.
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