Global Electronics Manufacturing and Services
The worldwide electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market is a determining force in production of electronics products and now accounts for almost 40 percent of all assembly. While the rate of growth for outsourcing is slowing, it still represents the most desired manufacturing model for the assembly of electronics products available to OEM companies. The EMS industry expanded approximately 4.9 percent in 2013 as a result of a downturn year when normal growth could easily have been double without decline in demand for computer desktop and notebook products.
NVR research group estimates that total electronics assembly value was $1.3 trillion in 2013 and will grow to approximately $1.8 trillion in 2018 – a 5.9 percent compounded annual growth rate. Fueled by the demand for EMS services, we believe that the EMS industry will grow from $440 billion in 2013 to $639 billion in 2018 approximately at a 7.7 percent CAGR.