The electronics market is composed of organizations involved in the manufacture, design and development, assembly, and servicing of electronic equipment and components.
Electronics is one of the fastest evolving and most innovative industries and also one of the most competitive. The research and development of new, superior products is of significant importance in the electronics market. The overall goal is to deliver electronic parts or products for sale but it is fierce competition to bring to market the newest technology first but also to not go under due to costs.

One of the ways the electronics manufactures have found that they can do this is with strategic partnerships.  In a June 2016 report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) discusses the evolving technology equipment manufacturing landscape, noting that contract manufacturing is undergoing a shift. As original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly outsource product design and development to electronics manufacturing services (EMS) partners, they are able to reduce overall costs as well as shift fixed costs to variable costs, a key benefit in the race to control manufacturing costs. (Trey Cooper)

As stated above, that is one partnership area EMS is exploring but also many others.  Electronics manufacturing are facing many different challenges and opportunities in this market. They will need to find ways to balance controlling costs, meeting customer demands to become energy efficient, produce new technologies and develop eco-friendly electronics. Staying ahead of the major trends is important for survival in this competitive market.

Key Trends and Challenges Impacting the Market:

  • Green Electronics – Regulations/Certifications
  • Energy Efficiency Products
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Logistics and Agility
The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association Manufacturer Members are aware that the electronics market wire harness needs may be standard or custom. WHMA’s Manufacturer Members will have the capabilities to provide a wide range of wire assemblies to meet diverse electronic applications. Many of the features in the wire harnesses are high conductivity, optimum finish and uniform thickness.

WHMA’s Manufacturer Members are recognized in the Cable and Wire Harness Industry through their understanding and practice of the “IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard” – the worldwide benchmark for quality workmanship. By choosing one of WHMA’s Manufacturer Members to design your wire harness will give you the confidence that you are getting an experienced wire harness manufacturer who has an understanding of industry standards and regulatory requirements and will be a valuable partner for your business.

Benefits to the Electronics Market:

  • Quality Control
  • Compliance to ISO and Regulatory Requirements
  • Reliability
  • More…

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