For those who are unfamiliar, the semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry is classified as follows:
- i) Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing companies that manufacture bare printed circuit boards without mounted electronic components.
ii) Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer, and Other Inductor Manufacturing comprise establishments manufacturing electronic fixed and variable capacitors, condensers, electronic resistors and electronic inductors
iii) Electronic Connector Manufacturing include establishments manufacturing electronic connectors, such as coaxial, cylindrical, rack and panel, pin and sleeve, printed circuit and fiber optic
iv) Printed Circuit Assembly (Electronic Assembly) Manufacturing companies load components onto printed circuit boards or companies manufacturing and shipping printed circuit boards. They are also known as printed circuit assemblies, electronics assemblies or modules.
According to Research and Markets, in 2016, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd was the largest competitor, followed by Intel Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd., QUALCOMM Incorporated, and Toshiba Corp.