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22 SMT Magazine • September 2015 by Frederick blancas inTegraTeD Micro-elecTronicS inc. As the amount of electronics that go into a car increases, the car is becoming less of a me- chanical thing consisting of a few electronics and more of a computer with wheels. The electronics' share of vehicle value for a state-of-the-art automobile is already at 40% for traditional, internal combustion engine cars, and it could reach 75% for electric or hybrid electric vehicles. This percentage value will defi- nitely rise in the next few years. Automotive electronics rose by 7.3% in 2014 to about US$205 billion and will continue to grow at the same growth rate to 2020, at close to US$315 billion based on a report by Research and Markets. The advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market will have a 14.9% CAGR from estimated revenue of US$39 billion in 2015 to US$78.2 billi- on in 2020, according to Industry ARC. According to New Venture Research, of the $91.2 billion worldwide automotive electronics assembly value in 2014, 86% was done in-house by the OEMs; 1% by the ODMs; and 13% by the EMS providers. The automotive industry continues to grow rapidly as a high-growth market for EMS provi- ders as it transitions steadily from mechanical to electronics. The total automotive EMS value of $12.1 billion in 2014 was contributed main- ly by the top players that include Flextronics International; Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn Technology Group); Jabil Cir- cuit Inc.; Zollner Electronik AG; and Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. Merely board stuffers—these are not today's EMS providers in the automotive space. They've gone far beyond board stuffing. The EMS providers are end-to-end solution providers, assisting the automotive electronics makers or automotive manufacturers in pro- duct realization. They engage in design and product development, advanced manufacturing engineering, and test and test system develop- ment. Their manufacturing expertise includes PCB and FPCB assembly services, module as- sembly, and box build assembly. They can offer high-volume manufacturing as well as low-vo- lume and high-mix manufacturing. Some EMS companies can do product relia- bility and failure analysis, calibration, and pro- duct repair services. FeAture Automotive EMS: Going Beyond Assembly

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