“Outlook for 2021: Are There Supply Limitations to Growth?” by E.Jan Vardaman, TechSearch International Inc. Despite the economic downturn caused by the fight against the Covid-19 virus, the electronics industry experienced record growth in 2020, but what does 2021 hold for the industry? Datacenter servers, AI accelerators, and 5G infrastructure have driven much of the high-performance packaging growth.
Out-of-season demand for game consoles, commercial and educational laptops and tablets has also driven growth and smartphone sales are projected to experience higher sales in 2021. The industry is currently experiences shortages of substrates and leadframes. Will these shortages impact continue growth in the industry? This presentation discusses these trends.