In 2020, IPC renewed its commitment to serving the industry by expanding the scope and scale of research under a newly created IPC Industry Intelligence (i3) program.


Workforce white paper

Building Electronics Better: A Plan to Address the Workforce Challenges Facing the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

The white paper targets both immediate labor market needs and the long-term sustainability and growth of the industry by building a skilled, adaptable, and motivated workforce. IPC’s ambitious approach is focused on developing rewarding career pathways.


iNEMI/IPC White Paper

Complex Integrated Systems: The Future of Electronics Manufacturing

iNEMI/IPC white paper on complex integrated systems highlights future technology and manufacturing ecosystem needs.


Outlook for Data Analytics in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

The increasing complexity of electronics manufacturing requires embracing data analytics to manage electronics factories, according to a new white paper from IPC’s Chief Technologist Council.


Highlights of IPC’s 2023 PCB Technology Trends Study

Michael Carano, IPC’s technical consultant, presents some of the key findings from IPC’s latest PCB Technology Trends study, published this past October.


An IPC Report on EU Industrial Policy

Promoting Silicon to Systems Manufacturing

European Industrial Resiliency: Promoting a Silicon to Systems Policy Framework



Electronic Design and Manufacturing Sustainability

This white paper from IPC’s Chief Technologist Council provides an overview of several environmental sustainability matters, tools/mitigation systems, recommendations, and useful resources for the electronics industry.



Jumpstarting U.S. Semiconductor Packaging

Success of the CHIPS Act depends on quickly establishing a pilot facility for integrated circuit substrates, IPC's Chief Technologist Council Warns.



The Evolution of Factories of the Future: What You Need to Know

IPC recently convened a roundtable of electronics executives to discuss trends driving the industry’s migration to the factory of the future. A summary of the discussion is now available.


June 2024 Global Sentiment Report

According to IPC’s June 2024 Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain report, electronics industry sentiment fell this month, driven by weaker demand and stronger cost pressures.


Towards a Robust Advanced Packaging Ecosystem

This report presents new research exploring what is needed to propel advanced packaging forward.



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Original Research
Your source for original insights on economic, workforce, technology, and environmental trends within the electronics manufacturing industry.
Statistical Programs
Monthly book-to-bills for EMS and PCB companies and quarterly EMS business performance reports, PCB surveys, and global solder market surveys.
Thought Leaders Program
IPC’s Thought Leaders Program (TLP) taps the knowledge of industry experts to inform our efforts on key change drivers and to offer valuable insights to IPC members and external stakeholders.
Meet Shawn DuBravac, IPC's Chief Economist
Providing insights on the biggest issues facing the $2 trillion global electronics industry, including supply chain resiliency/uncertainty, trade wars, skilled workforce shortage, and the expanding role of electronics in the global economy.
Global Sentiment Report Archive
Check out past months' reports -- Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain
Economic Report Archive
IPC's Monthly Economic Report provides a snapshot of data on the economy, industrial production, capacity utilization, PCB demand, and industry employment.