Vietnam Manufacturing

EMS as a growth industry and reasons for optimism

EMS industry underestimated. Growth opportunities seen at numerous EMS companies. Sanmina-SCI in major identity makeover. Flextronics disproportionate beneficiary in computing. Clean tech aids non-traditional EMS sectors. OEMs reevaluate strategies.

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Trend report: Regional manufacturing productivity, hourly compensation, labor costs

Greatest decline in total hours worked occurred in U.S. manufacturing. Total manufacturing labor compensation declined in Japan, Canada, United Kingdom. U.S. manufacturing sector improved unit labor cost competitiveness against all economies compared except Korea and the United Kingdom.
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Battling EMS growth stories

IDC says the recession will drive down industry revenues by $37 billion in 2009, a –12.9% contraction. The EMS sector generated $167.1 billion in revenues for 2008, representing 58.5% of the overall industry. Additionally, the diversified revenue sources for the EMS sector should…
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Too much EMS

it would take 2 years of 15% to 20% of annual EMS sector growth to get EMS industry utilization rates that eliminate overcapacity. Despite 7 years of industry restructuring there is still excess capacity in the EMS industry and …

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Electronics producers in Vietnam see trouble, opportunity amid economic woes

Although some industries in Ho Chi Minh City are hiring workers, elsewhere in Vietnam companies are facing increased worker tension as layoffs increase. Indeed, some electronics manufacturers are planning to hire more workers …
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Wall Street on EMS vs. ODM market share and market segments

Wall Street discusses EMS vs. ODM market share, various market segments, emerging market opportunities and …

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International hourly manufacturing compensation rate costs by country

Information on hourly manufacturing rate compensation costs for international employees by country in production manufacturing begins …

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Acquisition gives Flextronics expanded global footing and capabilities

Until recently, Flextronics’ largest market segment was mobile phones, which accounted for over 30% of revenue. With the acquisition of Solectron this changes the entire landscape of the EMS, and ODM, industries.
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Taking the pulse of EMS

While internal, defensive, cost-control issues dominated the companies’ reports; most firms also …
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Hon Hai (Foxconn) Vietnam mega-site update

Depending on future Hon Hai customer demand, the Company plans to employ approximately 300,000 employees in Vietnam over the course …
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