Electronics Production | February 18, 2009

EMS affected by mobile phone downturn

The first day of the Mobile World Conference Barcelona already shows: 2009 will provide a bleak outlook for the mobile phone market. Mobile phone manufacturers as well as EMS-providers have to cope with decreasing order inflow.
EMS-providers Jabil (EMS-partner for Nokia) and Flextronics spoke of a noticeable decline in manufacturing jobs. The only company that is currently handing out major manufacturing contracts is Research in Motion: Flextronics manufactures the flip model, Jabil is manufacturing the Storm, Elcoteq and CLS also manufacture Blackberry models.


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