Product Market Segments

What quality-minded manufacturers want from supply chain vendors

Quality and manufacturing productivity seem to be in a constant struggle. The faster you want to speed up production, the more likely you are to have manufacturing quality issues. Whereas, raising objectives for product quality may be more likely to adversely effect your productivity objectives.
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Medical electronic (MedTech) device, equipment manufacturer trends for new product launch

Details on medtech device and equipment go-to-market volumes by category with info explaining premarket approval, PMA.
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India domestic EMS manufacturers continue to struggle

Little seems to go right for many India-domestic EMS manufacturers.
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India smartphone market subject to telecom infrastructure and suitable contract electronics providers

Indian contract electronics industry has faced ongoing challenges for years, and just as one segment appears to be savior for some EMS manufacturers in India targeting smartphone markets, the capital intensive nature of telecom infrastructure needed to support the greater …
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Growing cloud data center spend benefits ODM, white box hardware vendors

Increasing demand at managed hosting and public cloud service providers has driven both to move away from OEM hardware and consider more ODM cloud server hardware that is typically cheaper, and more customizable, especially in bulk. Higher cloud infrastructure spend …
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Falling DRAM costs impact hardware end market pricing

DRAM prices have been falling since the first-half of 2018. For commodity purchasing and supply chain managers, DRAM can account for roughly 25% to 30% of the cost of bill of materials (BOM) for cloud servers. This can be equally …
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Microsoft, Facebook meet hyperscale computing demand with data center footprints: Current v planned infrastructure maps

Completed, new, and expanding data centers worldwide are shown below for Microsoft and Facebook as companies like Microsoft, Alibaba, Facebook, Amazon, Baidu, Apple, IBM, Google, Tencent and others hyperscale computing and benefit from data storage from distributed data centers and …
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Commodity buyers for data center cloud hardware rack solutions transformed by supply chain outsourcing

Growing data center demand and bill of materials (BOM) line items impact how commodity buyers use contract electronics partners as global data center IP traffic is expected to grow 25 percent CAGR, five years through 2021, from 6.8 zettabytes per …
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China’s growing defense capabilities vs US top military firms a Thucydides Trap?

One Chinese defense company nearly doubled in size in just ten years, to US$60 billion in revenue. We list other Chinese defense firms (see graph)
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Top military electronic defense primes diversify, win lion’s share Pentagon procurement budget

1000s of contract electronics manufacturing providers support US military defense prime contractors. Read why the top 6 primes are diversifying.
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