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IPC Study forecasts growth in EMS industry through 2013.

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November 23, 2009 - According to IPC, 2008-2009 Analysis and Forecast for EMS Industry predicts global EMS market will grow at annual average rate of 8.1% until 2013 as world economies recover. Report provides general business metrics on sample of participating companies from North America, Europe, and Asia. It details trends in sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, manufacturing technology, capital investment, spending on equipment and materials, and market size.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

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IPC Study on the EMS Industry Forecasts Growth Through 2013

Press release date: November 16, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, November 16, 2009 - Despite economic setbacks in 2008 and 2009, the world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) will continue to grow according to a report released by IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. The comprehensive EMS study, 2008-2009 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry, presents data and analysis on the EMS industry examining critical trends and providing forecasts, including the potential for market expansion. The EMS sector was the last in the electronics supply chain to feel the impact of the global recession, but growth is expected to return in 2010. As the world's economies begin recovery, the global EMS market is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 8.1 percent until 2013. The forecast in this report was provided by Electronic Trend Publications. The study provides general business metrics on the sample of companies that participated in the annual survey by region - North America, Europe and Asia - along with trends in sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, manufacturing technology, capital investment, spending on equipment and materials, and market size. In addition, the study highlights major end markets for EMS activity by region. The communications market dominated the top spot for both North America and Asia, whereas industrial electronics is the largest market for participating companies in Europe. 2008-2009 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry is available for purchase to IPC members for $475 and to nonmembers for $950. The report is free to companies that participated in the survey. For more information or to purchase the report, visit ipc.org/EMS-study or contact Sree Bhagwat, IPC market research manager, at +1 330-677-5563 or SreeBhagwat@ipc.org. For information on IPC market research programs, contact Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research, at +1 847-597-2817 or SharonStarr@ipc.org, or visit IPC's Web site at www.ipc.org/industrydata. About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

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