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Business Climate for 2015

Prospects for Electronics Industry:- We have compiled the business climate review shown below as part of BPA’s PCB Information Service which provides essential data for those involved in the PCB supply chain. Perhaps the price of oil is a good global yard-stick for the current state of economic

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IPC & BPA ‘Where in the World’ Report

Indonesia Leads Investment Race:- The measure of foreign direct investment (FDI) tabulated by the OECD is a key element in the dynamic process of international economic integration. Investments, recognised as FDI, create long-lasting links between economies and are hoped to encourage the transfer of technology and know-how

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Smartgrid RTUs

New Applications Opportunity:- The electric utility industry is transforming from a unidirectional commodity business where power flows one way from producer to consumer toward a services-oriented business in which customers are both producers and consumers. The addition of IT intelligence to the power generation and transmission network

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PCB Fabrication & Assembly

The Impact of Growing Environmental Awareness:- In the recently published world-wide analysis of factors driving PCB Fabrication and Assembly: Where in the World, BPA takes a close look at national positions on environmental issues and, more particularly, water treatment around the World. Relative Environmental Performance: Singapore shows

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New Direction in Intelligent Power Management:- Although most of the attention on energy issues is focused on the debate over sourcing- nuclear vs. fossil fuel vs. renewable- there is a quiet but powerful revolution occurring in the grid itself. Blackouts and brownouts occuring even in “developed” economies

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Where in the World?

Making Informed Global Footprint Decisions:- Stories abound in the electronics industry of companies that invested millions in overseas manufacturing locations because their executives and board members were hearing about the off-shoring movement, and because their competitors were doing it. Fast-forward to today and some of those same

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Flex Industry in 2018

Flex Information Service:- In July, BPA shipped their major 5 year forecast for the prospects for the global flex industry. This comprehensive forecast is for those manufacturing and supplying into the flex circuit industry. BPA’s research for the project, (as we carry out a top down and

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Update on MiB Technologies & Markets

What It Is:- BPA’s landmark study “Metal in the Board- Opportunities for Printed Circuits Providing Thermal and Power Management”, first released in 2012, is the first comprehensive look at applications, technologies, and markets developing around the fast-moving field of digital power and light. From Solid State Lighting/LEDs

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