The top 10 technology trends to watch in electronics manufacturing include miniaturization and embedded technology, according to research conducted by IPC–Association Connecting Electronics Industries.

The top 10 technology trends to watch in electronics manufacturing, according to research conducted by IPC–Association Connecting Electronics Industries, include:
  • Miniaturization.
  • High performance.
  • High-density interconnect (HDI).
  • Embedded technology.
  • Flexible circuits.
  • Lead free.
  • Halogen free.
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Optoelectronics.
  • Printed electronics.
Research about the trends has been compiled in a no-cost white paper released by the Bannockburn, Ill.-based association. Industry experts and executives at printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services and OEMs, as well as suppliers of materials and equipment to those industries, contributed their views on the trends, time horizons and potential impact of the trends. The white paper is available for download at www.ipc.org/tech-trends-white-paper.

The white paper is the first in a series of studies by IPC to assess the current state of development and the likely future direction of the trends. IPC also hopes to pinpoint and quantify the market opportunities that these trends represent to the electronic interconnect supply chain.

For more information about the ""Report on Phase I of IPC Market Research on Electronics Technology Trends: Insights about 10 Key Trends from Interviews with Industry Experts" or to participate in the second phase of research IPC has planned, contact IPC's Sharon Starr at (847) 597-2817.

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