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Electronics manufacturing and assembly in JapanIn the consumer electronics industry, precision processing technology is the basis for enhancing product functions and for minimizing components and end products. Throughout Japan, manufacturing technology is seen as critical to the production and assembly of advanced products. While its population has increased less than 30 percent over twenty-five years, Japan's gross national product has increase thirtyfold; this growth has resulted in large part from rapid replacement of manual operations with innovative, high-speed, large-scale, continuously running, complex machines that process a growing number of miniaturized components. The JTEC panel found that introduction of next-generation electronics products in Japan goes hand-in-hand with introduction of new and improved production equipment. In the panel's judgment, Japan's advanced process technologies and equipment development and its highly automated factories are crucial elements of its domination of the consumer electronics marketplace - and Japan's expertise in manufacturing consumer electronics products gives it potentially unapproachable process expertise in all electronics markets.
Document ID
19950020811
Document Type
Other
Authors
Kukowski, John A. (Rochester Inst. of Tech. NY., United States)
Boulton, William R. (Auburn Univ. AL., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: JTEC Panel Report on Electronic Manufacturing and Packaging in Japan
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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