What is the electronics industry sector?
The electronics industry sector is focused on the development of products whose primary function is to process some type of information. These items are generally classified into six sub-sectors:
Computers: encompasses most of the items used in homes and offices such as computers, printers, photocopiers, monitors, and even network servers.
Electronic components: diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits, among others.
Communicators: telecommunications equipment, fax machines, smartphones, etc.
Audio and video: audiovisual file players such as DVD, home theater, radios, televisions, video game consoles, cameras, and camcorders.
Medical equipment and precision and measuring instruments: covers equipment used in hospitals.
The electronics industry is one of the most complex branches, due to its technical characteristics and constant evolution. As it is a sector that also feeds different industrial branches, it requires specialized workers.
Within the electronic components, two main categories are determined according to their materials and use: active components and passive components.
The main function of active components is to control, store information, or interpret electrical signals; these devices are manufactured from semiconductors. On the other hand, passive components serve as a complement within the circuits and are manufactured from chemical substrates.
The electronics industry in the global landscape
Due to the semiconductor crisis and production bottlenecks, the electronics industry remained underperforming, even suffering declines in sales and manufacturing during 2020.
However, this trend was quickly overcome. In 2021, the development of new products and a rise in prices led to significant growth in the electronics sector. Another factor that boosted the sector was its large number of production hubs, as this branch includes companies that manufacture everything from 4K monitors or touch screens to resistors or circuit boards.
Another important milestone, and one that demonstrates the industry’s rapid and constant innovation, is the large-scale production of new nanotechnology, particularly 5nm technology. These are processors and semiconductors that are more energy-efficient and faster in information processing. Since 2020, it has become a standard in various industries such as telecommunications and computing.
Although globally the crisis in this sector was recent, the outlook seems quite positive. The broad base of sectors that are linked to electronics, digitization processes in almost all industrial sectors, and the constant search for innovation give companies great encouragement.
The role of Mexico and the United States in the sector
Mexico’s role in the electronics industry has become key, especially for the U.S. market, one of the main investors and importers of products assembled in the country.
According to data from the National Statistical Directory of Economic Units (DENUE) in 2021 in the country at least 481 companies related to the manufacture of electronic components were registered. The most benefited states were Baja California, Jalisco, and Chihuahua. Within these states, border cities such as Juarez, Tijuana, and Nogales (in the case of Sonora) stand out.
The products most frequently assembled in the country are Smart TVs, Smartphones, computers, electromedical equipment, and electronic components, necessary for the development of other high-tech devices.
Thanks to the professionalization of the Mexican labor force, the country has remained the main supplier of televisions for the U.S. market, as well as one of the main producers of smartphones worldwide.
The importance of Ciudad Juarez in the development
Ciudad Juárez, located in the north of the state of Chihuahua, has become an important focus for technology companies. The electronics and machinery sector alone accounted for 84% of exports during 2014.
Of all the manufacturing companies located in the locality, those involved with electronics represent a 17% share, being the second most important sector in the city.
AMN and the importance of the development of the electronics industry
In 1991 AMN began to collaborate with companies from different industrial sectors, offering quality services, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and electronic components. The vision of the company’s members, professionals in various industrial areas, made AMN a pioneer and leader in the region.
AMN has been concerned with keeping local suppliers at the forefront of the industry, making it possible for the local sector to integrate into the global market. This has been thanks to the disruptive processes that set precedents in the growth of our customers.
AMN has excelled in the electronics industry with component sourcing, counterfeit prevention, and electronic board repair services thanks to constant training. AMN employees have benefited by saving materials, and time and ensuring that the products they include in their processes are authentic. Give your customers the certainty of working with the best in their sector. Contact us and we will solve any of your doubts.