Originally electronic manufacturing services (EMS) focussed primarily on making PCBs (printed circuit boards) for computers and communication systems but left the actual system assembly to the OEMs. There are a number of large well-known EMS companies that dominate certain sectors of the industry as well as many more that specialise in certain niche markets. There are variations in production capabilities as well as quality standards and regulatory requirements.
In addition to this, there are so many traditional industries, which still have lots of potential, when it comes to outsourcing, which comprises of auto and medical tool industries. Various other original equipment manufacturers will engage themselves in more outsourcing, eventually helping in the growth of electronic manufacturing services industry. The experts of the industry are of the view that there are more chances of growth in other industries as well which are healthcare and industrial instruments industry. In the coming years, defense, life sciences, and aerospace will be the major contributors to the EMS industry.
The industry did faced shortage of supply as the demand for component arrived instantly. During the slump, the suppliers were forced to decrease the capacity by closing down the industries. Some of the industry experts have only one question in their minds, for how long the growth will last.
Some experts say that the industry will grow at a much faster pace than before. Moreover, there are various organic sources, which kept continuous supply for EMS industry. If the principal electronics industry has increased 20% then the Electronics Manufacturing Services industry would rise by 25%.