PCU Offers 2 Free Moderated Online Chats this Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:43

ATLANTA – On Oct. 4, from 2 to 3 pm, veteran electronics supply chain analyst Charlie Barnhart returns to discuss trends in the OEM-EMS relationship, onshoring/nearshoring, and the latest Outsourcing Navigator Council reports.

CBA's just-published report, Beyond Outsourcing: The Future of Electronics Manufacturing, indicates that the EMS industry is poised for some seismic shifts, in a direction that most will find unexpected. But data don't lie: OEMs and EMS should prepare for the next evolution of outsourcing, including mitigating the risks coming from the industry trends identified in the report: shifting EMS/ODM business models; rapidly increasing costs in China; shrinking global EMS capacity, and shorter demand cycles.

Barnhart will answer questions about what's next for outsourcing in electronics, and attendees can receive a copy of the table of contents and preface of this report.

On Oct. 22, Mike Buetow will chat about two recent trade shows: PCB West and SMTAI.

As always, attendees can submit questions privately in advance of the chat or while the chat is live. As questions are answered, they appear online in sequential fashion. Following the chat, the transcript is available on-demand.

To participate, register for free at Printed Circuit University at www.printedcircuituniversity.com.



Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.



Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.





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