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.
Over the past five years, the Electronic Component Manufacturing industry has endured a turbulent period. The industry was heavily affected by the economic downturn and, although global demand has recently begun to recover, revenue is now forecast to decline by 3.3% in 2016-17... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Integrated circuits (ICs) are expected to account for 48.2% of industry revenue. ICs, also called microchips, consist of semiconductor devices and other components and are in almost all electronic equipment used today. ICs are miniaturised electronic circuits that are manufactured in thin substrate (wafer) of semiconductor material. Among the most advanced ICs is the microprocessor, which is the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer system. Intel dominates this market. Digital memory chips are an example of ICs.
ICs are used in a variety of devices including computers, audio and video equipment and automobiles. The main three types of IC are logic ICs, memory ICs and analogue ICs. Logic is comprised of processor or control chips. The.. purchase to read more