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40 The PCB Magazine • December 2014 tain its technological leadership as it restarts its engine of growth. There is evidence that this is occurring. Data IPC collected for its 2014 PCB Technology Trends study, due to be published by the end of this year, indicates that some North American fabricators are already embed- ding passive components and a few are embed- ding active components. Many more anticipate embedding both passives and actives within the next five years, as well as incorporating printed- in-place features. IPC's market research focuses on the core elements of industry vitality: the market (de- mand), production and inputs (supply), and the enabling technologies. Labor is one of the crucial inputs that is a current subject of IPC's research. A new study on issues in the North American labor pool for electronics manufac- turing will also be published by the end of this year. For more information about the referenced IPC market research reports, visit www.ipc.org/ market-research-reports. PCB Sharon Starr is director of market research at iPc. IPC to Release New Market Studies by Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO 2014 iPc director of market research Sharon Starr discusses a number of soon to be released iPc market studies with guest editor dick crowe. realtimewith.com CliCk To View vIdEO InTERvIEw NORTH AMERICAN PCB OPPORTUNITIES: INvESTMENT IS CRUCIAL continues Figure 1.

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