REAL-TIME UPDATE ON ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING AND COVID-19
As health officials around the globe struggle to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases, the electronics manufacturing industry continues to face ambiguous operating restrictions, uncertain economic conditions, abnormalities in supply chains, and greater gaps in the workforce. Over the past week, IPC has continued to monitor the health of the electronics manufacturing industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including an ongoing series of calls with member company executives. The following observations are current as of April 6, 2020. Executives remain very concerned about the impacts of COVID-19. Some 43 percent of executives who replied to IPC’s latest online poll said they were “extremely” concerned, and 92 percent were “somewhat” or “extremely” concerned. Only 8 percent are neutral or unconcerned.