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and 45 percent are active in the medical market segment, while 39 percent are active in the auto- motive market segment, and 36 percent active in the consumer market segment. Tier 3 and 4 companies fol-


low a somewhat different pattern with 91 percent being highly ac- tive in the industrial market seg- ment, 87 percent in the medical segment, and 79 percent being ac- tive in the military segment. On the other hand, 62 percent of Tier 3 and 4 companies are active in the telecom market segment, with only 29 percent active in the consumer market segment, and only 25 percent active in the auto- motive market segment.


Electronics Industry Growth Globally, the electronics in-


dustry saw a severe downturn in its output of PCBs, semiconduc- tors and electronic systems in 2020, compared with 2019. The largest losses were seen in the automotive (down 14 percent) and industrial (down 5 percent) sectors. Interestingly, the increase


in spending on computing to ac- commodate the rapid shift to working from home, along with the continued rollout of 5G still boosted the telecom sector by 8 percent over the previous year. In general, CEM and ODM


companies have underperformed OEM companies, due to their high exposure to the cyclical nature of personal computer, smartphone and other consumer products — which in turn are driven in large part by discretionary spending. The increasing use of electric vehi- cles around the world indicates positive long-term growth for the automotive segment driven pri- marily by increased electronic content in electric vehicles includ- ing battery vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The European Union, in


particular, has reinforced this trend where registrations of elec- tric vehicles have exceeded 50 percent in some countries. While much of the workforce requires face-to-face contact, such as manufacturing, transportation and food service, the telecom and communications segments are expected to continue to experi- ence strong growth as it is esti- mated that approximately 37 percent of the U.S. workforce is presently working from home and this work-from-home trend is estimated to remain at 30 per- cent for the long-term future.


Exiting China It has been determined that


the total number of global single- and double-sided SMT electron- ics assembly lines lies some- where between 125,000 and 150,000. Of this total, around 65


percent are installed in Asia, 18 percent in the Americas and 17 percent throughout Europe. Of the total, about 47 percent of all the SMT lines in the world are estimated to be in China. Many major OEMs and


ODMs and contract manufactur- ers have announced plans to move their manufacturing opera- tions out of China. These names include the likes of Foxconn, Ap- ple, Panasonic, HP, Dell, Ky- ocera, TCL, Nintendo, GoPro, and Fitbit. This is in response to a confluence of trends making the move out of China favorable.


These include rising labor costs in mainland China and the im- pact of international tariffs, which are making it advanta- geous to relocate manufacturing


It is estimated that ap- proximately 37 percent of the U.S. workforce is working from home and this amount is expected to remain at 30 percent in the long term.


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to other Asia Pacific countries, as well as South America. The current global pandem-


ic is certainly not the first, nor will it be the last, disruption to the global electronics manufac- turing industry. However, all in- dications are that many of these trends are irreversible and will continue to shape the global electronics landscape far into the future. Contact: ITM Consulting,


3624 Legacy Drive, Springfield, TN 37172 % 414-899-3772 E-mail: bobklenke@gmail.com Web: www.itmconsulting.com r


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