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Market Update at a Glance is a quarterly business summary report is published for IPC members only. It provides a quarterly update on sales growth by industry segment for PCB, EMS, semiconductors, laminate, solder, wet chemistry and assembly equipment, as well as U.S. new orders for electronic end-products. Each issue discusses the latest economic trends and leading indicators, including IPC’s Electronics Market Index. IPC members receive this report free as a benefit of membership.

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Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Industry Reports
Trends in North American Flexible Circuit Book-to-Bill Ratio
The monthly North American PCB Market Report provides timely data on PCB market size, sales and order growth, book-to-bill ratios and near-term forecasts. Data are reported for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits separately. The rigid PCB data are further segmented by company size tiers, and flex data includes trends in bare circuit versus assembly revenue sources. Trends in sales of boards to the military and medical markets are reported for both rigid and flex, as well as trends in prototype sales. The reports are typically 68 to 80 pages.
Annual Subscription: (IPC Member) $600; (Nonmember) $1200

The annual Analysis & Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America is a comprehensive overview of the industry with data and analysis on market size, sales growth, sales by product type, product mix (high-volume vs. quick turn vs. prototype), revenue trends from value-added services, trends in materials, financial metrics, vertical end-markets, U.S. imports and exports, and forecasts for total PCB production in the Americas and the world through 2016. 70 pages. Latest edition published in August 2014..
Annual Study: (IPC Member) $450; (Nonmember) $900
Vertical Markets Served by Reporting PCB Companies in 2012

Trends In Regional Shares of Worldwide PCB Production
IPC’s annual World PCB Production Report is the authoritative source of data on PCB production value by country and by product type. The estimates are developed through a consensus process by a team of the world’s leading industry analysts. The report includes commentary on global and regional PCB industry trends, as well as historical PCB production data and regional production trends. Special sections within the report examine trends in specialty laminates and metal-clad PCBs. 44 pages. Published in August 2014.
Annual Study: (IPC Member) $475; (Nonmember) $950

PCB Technology Trends is a global study of technology trends in PCB manufacturing based on findings from leading companies in every region of the world. The 2011–2012 report covers issues in current PCB technology and the industry’s expectations for developments through 2014. Topics include trends in high-density interconnect (HDI) and microvias, miniaturization, embedded technology, optics, laminates and much more. The 53-page report is also available in Mandarin Chinese. Published in May 2012. A new technology trends study will be published in late 2014.
Biennial Study
New Lower Price: (IPC Member) $450; (Nonmember) $900
(2014 prices TBA)
Percentage of 2011 Investment in Technology for Responding Companies in Asia
Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry Reports
Trends in North American EMS
Book-to-Bill Ratio
The monthly North American EMS Market Report offers a timely update on EMS market size, sales and order growth, book-to-bill ratios and near-term forecasts. Sales growth is reported for PCB assembly, box build and other types of production. Confidence indices show the industry’s 90-day and 12-month sales outlook. The monthly reports are typically 25 pages.
Annual Subscription: (IPC Member) $350; (Nonmember) $700

The quarterly North American EMS Business Report provides insight into EMS business metrics and growth. The report includes estimates of total market size by region and forecasts of current-year growth, as well as quarterly sales and bookings growth data and book-to-bill ratios. Average business performance data from the participating companies covers cost of goods sold; sales, general and administrative costs, and return on value added as percentages of quarterly sales; profit margins; cash-to-cash cycle time; days sales outstanding; standard credit terms; days of supply in inventory; and capacity utilization. Data are broken out by company-size tier. The quarterly reports are typically 30 pages.
Annual Subscription: (IPC Member) $600; (Nonmember) $1200
Return on Value Added (ROVA) as a Percent of the Quarter’s Sales for Reporting Companies in North America by Company Size

2011 End-Markets Served by All Reporting Companies in North America
The annual Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry examines regional trends in sales growth, sources of revenue, services offered, markets served, revenue per employee, manufacturing technology, capital investment, spending on equipment and materials and market size, including forecasts and potential for market expansion. 90 pages. Published in September 2013. New edition for North America to be published in summer 2015.
Annual Study: (IPC Member) $450; (Nonmember) $900

The annual Study of Quality Benchmarks for the EMS Industry reports current industry averages, median values and 25th and 75th percentile data on EMS production, including assembly attributes, yields, defect rates (DPMO), customer returns, supplier performance, customer satisfaction and certification data. This report enables an EMS company to compare its performance to aggregate results for companies in its size tier, region and product segment. 80 pages. Published in July 2014.
Annual Study: (IPC Member) $675; (Nonmember) $1350
Types of Quality Controls Widely Used
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Geographic Trends Studies
How to Spot a Maturing Economy — Manufacturing Share versus GDP
Where in the World? A Regional Strategy Roadmap for Electronics Manufacturers was developed by BPA Consulting Ltd. exclusively for IPC. It is a comprehensive guide for growth-minded companies around the world, particularly for executives planning global operations. The report discusses trends in the development of major regions for electronics manufacturing and offers a framework for comparison of both developed and developing economic regions. Thirty key countries are assessed as locations for possible investment in electronics manufacturing operations based on a comparison of relevant economic, social, legislative, educational, logistic and technical factors. It also describes how key industry sectors are benefiting from the local characteristics of each region. The report identifies the major assembly companies operating in each country, and the technological and market “hot spots” throughout the world. Also covered is the outlook for the development of industry capabilities and concentrations in key regions. 145 pages. Published in July 2014.
Study: (IPC Member) $675; (Nonmember) $900

Impact of Relocating Operations on Time to Market
On-Shoring in the North American Electronics Industry: 2014 Update of Trends and the Impact on Companies includes the results of past IPC studies of planned and actual on-shoring and domestic sourcing activity, as well as new data from companies with actual onshoring experience about the impact on their operations and performance. The data identifies the industry segments engaging in on-shoring as well as the types of operations involved, origin and destination of relocated operations and numbers of jobs created by the responding companies. The 2014 survey data covers the impact of on-shoring on costs, delivery time, time to market, quality controls, inventories and sales. On-shoring drivers, deterrents and issues are discussed, as well as updates on recent on-shoring activity by major electronics companies. 54 pages. Published in June 2014.
Study: (IPC Member) $225; (Nonmember) $450

Sales of Electrical and Electronics Products by Category in Brazil
Latin America: Regional Outlook for the Electronics Industry examines Latin America’s electronics industry in light of its industrial development, vertical markets and economic growth, which is attracting investors from global electronics companies. The report focuses on the major markets of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador which, as a group, represent three-quarters of Latin America’s gross domestic product (GDP). The information in this report is based on reliable secondary sources, including research organizations, government agencies and trade associations. 41 pages. Published in February 2013.
Study: (IPC Member) $225; (Nonmember) $450
Compensation Studies
IPC is the exclusive source for wage, salary and executive compensation studies specific to the companies that make up the electronic interconnect industry.

The Biennial 2012–2013 Wage Rate & Salary Study for the North American EMS Industry contains aggregate data on 31 positions and related job descriptions for North American EMS companies, including salaried, hourly and sales positions. Industry averages, median values and 25th and 75th percentile data are reported by regions and company-size tiers. The report also includes data on HR policies, benefits and sales compensation structure. The 57 companies in the survey sample reported on 80 EMS facilities in the USA. 41 pages. Published in February 2014.
Biennial Study: (IPC Member) $450; (Nonmember) $900

The biennial 2012–2013 Wage Rate & Salary Study for the North American PCB Industry contains aggregate data on 41 positions and related job descriptions for North American PCB manufacturers, including salaried, hourly and sales positions. Industry averages, median values and 25th and 75th percentile data are reported by regions and company-size tiers. The report also includes data on HR policies, benefits and sales compensation structure. The 16 companies in the survey sample reported on 29 PCB facilities in the USA. 45 pages. Published in February 2014.
Biennial Study: (IPC Member) $450; (Nonmember) $900

IPC's Executive Compensation Study for the North American Electronics Industry provides comprehensive data on executives’ base salaries, bonuses, other forms of compensation and benefits. It covers 12 key executive positions and reports current industry averages, median values and 25th and 75th percentile data. The findings are reported by industry segment, including end-product manufacturers (OEMs), EMS companies, PCB fabricators and assembly equipment manufacturers. They are also segmented by type of company (legal entity), region and company size tiers. 77 pages. Published in March 2013.
Biennial Study: (IPC Member) $675; (Nonmember) $1350

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