Gartner Research

Contract Manufacturers, 1998

Published: 14 December 1998

ID: G0074127

Analyst(s): Evelyn Cronin


The contract manufacturing market is getting considerable attention at the moment. With many OEMs outsourcing their manufacturing, the contract manufacturing market will continue to grow. This Focus Report examines key commercial and technology issues for 80 small contract manufacturers.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Research Methodology
    • Report Summary
  • Sourcing
    • Overview
  • Inventory Holding Trends
    • Overview
  • Package Types and Direct Chip Attachment
    • Package Types Used
  • PCB: Use, Linewidth, Supply, and Supply Base
    • PCB Usage
  • Trends in Exotic Materials, Pricing, and Availability
    • PCB Pricing Trends
    • Exotic Materials
    • PCB Availability
    • PCB Availability Status
    • PCB Lead Times
    • Summary
  • Summary and Conclusion

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