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Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead

While 2018 was a pretty good year for the electronics industry, there are signs of cyclical market weakness that are likely to dampen growth in 2019. At the same time, geopolitical tensions persist as the U.S. and China face off over trade and protection of intellectual property, and the UK prepares to exit the EU in March.

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What You Will Learn

  • The outlook for the global economy and the electronics sector in 2019.
  • The implications of continued trade tensions and their economic cost.
  • Why China is unlikely to capitulate to U.S. demands.
  • The drivers of long-term growth for the electronics sector.

Meet the Author

Bruce Rayner is a contributor to SourceToday. For the past 30 years, he has been a keen observer of global business and technology trends with a focus on the electronics supply base and supply chain management. His experience includes staff editor at Harvard Business Review, Editorial Director of Electronics Business magazine and EBN, Director of Thought Leadership at IHS, and Vice President of Consulting and Market Research at Technology Forecasters.

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