Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Loaded electronic boards, most commonly sold in the form of printed circuit boards (PCBs), are the foundation for nearly all electronic products, ranging from consumer electronics products such as mobile telephones and personal computers to sophisticated commercial equipment like data communications devices and computer servers. Although UK manufactures make up just a small part of the global electronic goods manufacturing industry, these companies have strengths in electronics design. Because of low labour costs, final electronic goods are increasingly manufactured in Asia, particularly in China, which is the world's largest producer of electronic goods.
The industry has been recovering over the past five years after revenue collapsed in the wake of the recession... purchase to read more
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Barriers to entry are medium and steady; although it is relatively easy to enter the industry (as evidenced by the large number of small firms operating in this industry) it is difficult for companies to reach the scale and profitability of larger international competitors. The major barriers to entry are the costs of purchasing equipment and recruiting experienced staff.
Manufacturing equipment is particularly expensive for those potential manufacturers looking to enter the more technologically advanced aspects of the industry. For example manufacturers wishing to enter industry to manufacture produce for the military market are likely to undergo large initial capital expenditure.
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