Strategy Analytics Forecasts Flextronics' Leap to 2nd Place in European Cell Phone Production in 2001

CEM Flextronics to Achieve Near 1000% European Growth in 2001



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Strategy Analytics

    LONDON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A study just released by Strategy
 Analytics forecasts that Flextronics Inc. will become Western Europe's second
 largest cell phone manufacturer with 34.5m units, or an 18.4% production
 share, in 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/NETU021LOGO )
     These findings are presented in a study published recently by Strategy
 Analytics within its Electronics Production Monitor - Europe service. This
 service provides leading players in the telecom semiconductor industry with
 insights into key markets, technology, and consumer behavior trends. The
 company's latest report 'European Production of Telecommunications Equipment'
 provides rare analysis of eight major product categories within European
 telecoms production, including digital cellular handsets, and digital cordless
 telephones, amongst others.
     "Flextronics will grow its European production share by 950%, and jump
 from number 9 to number 2 in Europe, when the Ericsson deal is completed in
 2001. With an 18.4% production share, Flextronics is closing in on Nokia's
 European slice of 22%".
     "Flextronics' growth illustrates the growing power and influence of
 contract electronics manufacturers (CEM) within the global telecommunications
 industry", notes Neil Mawston, an analyst with the Electronics Production
 Monitor - Europe service at Strategy Analytics.
     "In the present cellular climate of declining margins and diminishing
 added-value, mass cell phone producers are turning to CEM's in an attempt to
 acquire the rare attributes of economies of scale, higher capital efficiency,
 and better volume flexibility. The face of the European electronics
 manufacturing landscape is changing rapidly," he adds.
 
     Company Background:
     Strategy Analytics, Inc., established 1996, provides information and
 insights which help competitors develop strategies in consumer electronics and
 media, mobile and fixed communications, personal computing, automotive
 electronics, and enabling technology business. Working on a global basis,
 Strategy Analytics delivers planning support in published and consulting
 formats to meet the decision support needs of clients in North America,
 Europe, Japan and the Far East.
 
      Contact: Neil Mawston, Tel: +44 1582 589 828, Fax: +44 1582 454828.
      Email: nmawston@strategyanalytics.com
      Website: http://www.strategyanalytics.com
 
 

SOURCE Strategy Analytics
    LONDON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A study just released by Strategy
 Analytics forecasts that Flextronics Inc. will become Western Europe's second
 largest cell phone manufacturer with 34.5m units, or an 18.4% production
 share, in 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/NETU021LOGO )
     These findings are presented in a study published recently by Strategy
 Analytics within its Electronics Production Monitor - Europe service. This
 service provides leading players in the telecom semiconductor industry with
 insights into key markets, technology, and consumer behavior trends. The
 company's latest report 'European Production of Telecommunications Equipment'
 provides rare analysis of eight major product categories within European
 telecoms production, including digital cellular handsets, and digital cordless
 telephones, amongst others.
     "Flextronics will grow its European production share by 950%, and jump
 from number 9 to number 2 in Europe, when the Ericsson deal is completed in
 2001. With an 18.4% production share, Flextronics is closing in on Nokia's
 European slice of 22%".
     "Flextronics' growth illustrates the growing power and influence of
 contract electronics manufacturers (CEM) within the global telecommunications
 industry", notes Neil Mawston, an analyst with the Electronics Production
 Monitor - Europe service at Strategy Analytics.
     "In the present cellular climate of declining margins and diminishing
 added-value, mass cell phone producers are turning to CEM's in an attempt to
 acquire the rare attributes of economies of scale, higher capital efficiency,
 and better volume flexibility. The face of the European electronics
 manufacturing landscape is changing rapidly," he adds.
 
     Company Background:
     Strategy Analytics, Inc., established 1996, provides information and
 insights which help competitors develop strategies in consumer electronics and
 media, mobile and fixed communications, personal computing, automotive
 electronics, and enabling technology business. Working on a global basis,
 Strategy Analytics delivers planning support in published and consulting
 formats to meet the decision support needs of clients in North America,
 Europe, Japan and the Far East.
 
      Contact: Neil Mawston, Tel: +44 1582 589 828, Fax: +44 1582 454828.
      Email: nmawston@strategyanalytics.com
      Website: http://www.strategyanalytics.com
 
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