EMS & the Economist: IPC’s Shawn DuBravac talks Economics and Electronics

Unlock the secrets of a thriving electronics manufacturing industry amidst economic headwinds as Philip Stoten chats with the astute Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s Chief Economist. In a world where supply chain woes loom large and political shifts dictate strategic maneuvers, our discussion reveals how North American markets are not just surviving but also innovating. You’ll gain insider perspectives on how U.S. and Mexican election years are influencing investment decisions, and understand the transformative responses to labor shortages, including the role of IPC’s training initiatives. Discover the undercurrents reshaping trade relationships, with Mexico emerging as the lead player, and glean insights into the robust trajectories powering the defense and electric vehicle sectors through uncertain times.

Filmed on the last day APEX 2024 and before his closing keynote, Shawn provides a sneak peek into the future of electronics partnerships. The episode captures the essence of innovation as we discuss how suppliers are now the linchpins of progress, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in technology. Join us for a riveting exchange that not only navigates the economic and market intricacies but also celebrates the collaborative spirit and groundbreaking developments ushering in the next era of electronics manufacturing.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young (https://www.kohyoung.com) and Adaptable Automation Specialist Launchpad.build (https://launchpad.build). You can see video versions of all of the EMS@C-Level pods on our YouTube playlist.

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