JTEC Panel Report on Electronic Manufacturing and Packaging in Japan
M. Pecht, M. Kelly, W. Boulton, J. Kukowski, G. Meieran, J. Peeples,
Global competition in the electronics industry is offering unprecedented
challenges to the industrial sector. Product life-cycles are shortening,
development cycle times are decreasing, profit margins are declining, and
new technology is readily available to anyone who aggressively pursues
it. Japan has targeted electronics as an industry vital to its industrial
success, and can, to a large degree, declare victory-- particularly in
the high-volume, low-cost electronic assembly industry. The question that
the JTEC Electronic Packaging Panel was asked to answer was, Why?
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