Develop trends in integrated circuit industry
Manufacturing services trend is the inevitable result of the socio-economic development and technological progress. Lower stage in the development of human production, manufacturing activity mainly rely on the input of energy, raw materials and other production factors. With the social development and scientific and technological progress, the service elements are becoming more and more important in the production and service resources required in the production of a trend of gradual growth.
IBM has long been positioned as the hardware manufacturers. But into the 1990s, IBM plunged into an unprecedented predicament, the company to the brink of bankruptcy. Gerstner led IBM successful transformation from a manufacturing enterprise IT and business solutions company, its Global Business Consulting Services has a professional consultant in more than 160 countries, is the world's largest consulting services organization. In 2006, IBM's hardware revenue accounted for only 24.61% of the total income, the rest of the revenue comes from global services, software and global financial services.
Homogenization of global competition and oversupply the market environment, the added value of the integrated circuit product manufacturing is becoming less and less, the high-end value of the integrated circuit manufacturing industry value chain to product development design and operational maintenance service lifecycle transfer. Advancing integrated circuit manufacturing technology has become the major trend of the global integrated circuit manufacturing. In the era the context of deepening economic globalization and technological innovation breeds new breakthroughs, the IC industry is towards globalization, lean, collaborative, and service development, the future will be to achieve the transition from production to service by the hard capacity building to enhance the "soft power" changes from changes in products and to provide users with a simple service to provide system solutions and value. Producer services, especially in manufacturing, the blurring of the lines, economic activity has shifted from product manufacturing center service experience. This is more obvious in Global PCB design and China PCB manufacturing chain in electronics market.