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Electronic Component Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electronic Component Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C26.110 | May 2017

Component change: Participants focus more on production and sale of intellectual property

IBISWorld’s Electronic Component Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
IR Newport Ltd IR Newport Ltd market share
Seagate Technology (Ireland) Seagate Technology (Ireland) market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite the recent growth in global demand, UK firms have struggled to remain competitive
  • Changes in the prices of metal inputs can substantially affect the profitability of operators
  • Electronic component manufacturers are likely to focus on exporting to international manufacturers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Electronic components are ubiquitous in modern life. A vast range of appliances, from computers and mobile phones to TVs and cars, use electronic components. They are present in infrastructure, such as traffic lights and alarm systems, and in medical equipment, industrial machinery and solar panels. Although UK companies design a considerable amount of new technology and electronic components, the United Kingdom is far from being a market leader in the industry.

Over the past five years, the Electronic Component Manufacturing industry has endured turbulence. The industry was heavily affected by the economic downturn and, although global demand has recently begun to recover, revenue is forecast to decline by 4.5% in 2017-18... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of industry activity is influenced by historical factors (such as the location of founders), the location of complementary customers and suppliers, and the cost of production. Some state and local governments have offered or do offer incentives to companies that locate or relocate to their jurisdiction, and such incentives can lower the cost of production and affect the location of industry activity.

The industry is characterised by a small group companies that employ more than 250 employees each, with the top three companies employing the largest share. Approximately 91.6% of enterprises operating in this area are small and employ less than 50 people. These small companies typically contribute a small share of industry revenue each.

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Additional Insights for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real effective exchange rate and Business confidence index in the Electronic Component Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture semiconductors and other components for electronic applications. These components are used in the manufacture of electronic devices for a range of business and consumer electronic hardware, such as TVs, telephones, desktop computers, solar panels and most modern electronic equipment.

    Industry Products
    Integrated circuitsOther semiconductorsPassive electronic componentsSolar panel components
    Industry Activities
    Integrated circuitMicroprocessorDiode, transistor and related deviceDice or wafer semiconductorCapacitor, resistor, connector, inductor, switch and transducerBare printed boardsDisplay componentSolar panel component

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer confidence index
  • MSCI World Index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Current Performance
  • Economic conditions
  • Offshoring manufacturing
  • Re-exporting solar
  • Fluctuations in price
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • International competition
  • Restructuring
  • The domestic market
  • EU referendum
  • Production location
  • Table: Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Copper Production
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Precious Metals Production
  • Products & Services
  • Integrated circuits
  • Other semiconductors
  • Solar panel components
  • Passive electronic components
  • Chart: Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Communications equipment manufacturers
  • Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturers
  • Industrial market
  • Solar panel manufacturers
  • Consumer electrical goods manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Research and development and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Seagate Technology plc
    IR Newport Ltd
  • Table: Seagate Technology plc - financial performance
  • Table: IR Newport Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A company that does not own foundries for the production of wafers from which their integrated circuits are made.
  • Integrated Circuit
  • A miniaturised electronic circuit, consisting of semiconductor and passive components, manufactured in the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material.
  • Microprocessor
  • A multipurpose, programmable device that takes input and provides output and is used to control a range of equipment, such as computers, mobile phones and consumer electronics.
  • Random Access Memory
  • An integrated circuit that allows stored data to be accessed in any order (i.e. at random).

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Electronic Component Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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