China's EMS providers - profiles, forecasts, and rankings
Dec 01, 2005
Groundbreaking report provides industry's first primary research of Chinese electronics manufacturing industry, with startling conclusions
Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI), announces a new report, "China Electronics Manufacturing and Design Services: Company Profiles and Market Forces," based on primary research, selected site visits, interviews with government officials, and analysis of Chinese policy directives. TFI Senior Analyst Clive Jones profiles indigenous Chinese EMS and ODM companies, and their strategic opportunities and challenges. The Report stresses unique features and business practices of Chinese electronics manufacturing; forecasts and trends; and strategic recommendations for doing business, or planning on business in China .
This ground-breaking research offers new insights into the nearly $40 billion indigenous Chinese EMS and ODM operations. "Chinese EMS and ODM can be quite different than their global counterparts, and they are evolving quickly in response to changing business conditions," notes Clive Jones , report author. "We've interviewed 50 companies, mainly in their language, and we came to some surprising conclusions about the opportunities available."
Because there are two, completely different segments of Chinese EMS and ODM, the Reports refers to "Chinese electronics manufacturing and design (EMD) services." This includes the "classic" or stand-alone EMS and ODM - offering assembly and front and back-end services along traditional (Western) lines. Many of these classic EMS and ODM operations began in Hong Kong, moving manufacturing to China in the past two decades. Another type of Chinese EMS and ODM often is overlooked. These are the "OEM services" provided by Chinese OEM's to foreign OEM's, and may surpass the classic, stand-alone EMS and ODM in scale.
Chinese electronics OEM's offer manufacturing and, increasingly, design services to other, usually foreign electronics OEMs. "This offers opportunities for customers to benefit from core competencies of the larger Chinese electronics operation, " Jones says.
Across the spectrum, Chinese EMS and ODM companies are hiring design engineers by the hundreds and are moving up the value chain - lured by profit margins formerly enjoyed by Taiwanese companies.
The report profiles over 50 companies, with in-depth analyses of value propositions. It will be invaluable to strategic partner analysis, or merger and acquisition analysis, as well as for business development managers.
A white paper based on the 200+ page report will be presented at the TFI December Quarterly Forum event.
Key strategic issues covered in the white paper include:
-- How long will it take for Chinese EMS/ODMs to develop the transparency required by global corporate social responsibility standards
-- Chinese EMS/ODM management strategies regarding design services
-- Effect of government policies on EMS/ODM providers
-- Competitive advantages of Chinese EMS/ODM providers in certain segments
-- What sorts of supply chain strategies and networks are emerging as the government moves to encourage local sourcing
The report is available for sale at http://www.emsnow.com/spps2/sitepage2.cfm?catid=45