This study was developed by BPA Consulting Ltd. on commission from the IPC Executive Market and Technology Forum. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide to worldwide investment for growth-minded companies in the electronic interconnect industry. It is an essential source of information and guidance for electronics industry executives in the process of long-range planning. The report offers an analytic structure for comparison of both developed and developing economic regions and relates them to the specific needs of companies in the industry. It identifies and compares the key economic, social, legislative, educational, logistic and technical factors that influence the way in which these regions are developing. It also describes how key industry sectors are adopting and benefiting from the local characteristics of each region. It identifies technological and market “hot spots” throughout the world for each industry sector. And it forecasts the development of industry capabilities and concentrations in the key regions. Published December 2007.
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