ABSTRACT

Industrial College of the Armed Forces: Industry Studies 2000: Electronics   [open pdf - 360KB]

As the 21st century begins, the electronics industry continues its strong growth worldwide. Semiconductors are emerging from a 3-year decline as new applications for their use emerge on the market. Increases in wireless communications, Internet storage capacity, and personal computing devices underpin the ongoing boom. Current challenges are in part a consequence of government policy. Immigration quotas, for example, have contributed to a critical shortage of skilled workers, and export licensing policies relative to high-speed processing capability have hampered U.S. industry exploitation of global markets. Moreover, the short life cycles of today's electronic products translate to difficulty in obtaining replacement parts, and the growing dependence of some domestic market sectors on foreign suppliers tends to jeopardize U.S. market share. The U.S. electronics industry continues to outperform other industrial sectors, however, due to its propensity for innovation, firm commitment to strong capital investment, and substantial funding for research and development.

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2000
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Industry Studies 2000
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