BPA Consulting Ltd was established in 1971 to provide in-depth analysis and forecasts of the technologies and markets covering the fields of electronics design, IC packaging, interconnection, materials, assembly and test. This information is typically used by systems, component and materials companies to set their short and long-term commercial and technical strategies. Over the past, BPA has worked for well over 400 companies involved in the electronics industry around the world and offers the following capabilities:
- A detailed international coverage of current and developing electronic and related technologies and markets to year 2008, covering the USA, Japan, W Europe, SE Asia and the rest of the world.
- A team of permanent employees with extensive experience of the electronics and supply industries covering both the technical and commercial areas. Their expertise covers integrated circuits, packaging, hybrids, modular systems, MCM's, passives etc and the design and materials involved in the assembly and test of finished electronic equipment.
- An extensive databank covering the world's markets and technologies for electronic equipment, components and related materials. The interactive nature of the databank, e.g. types and numbers of ICs relative to total substrate area, acts as a vital crosscheck to current analysis and future forecasts.
While the collection and analysis of worldwide market data has played an important part in the growth of BPA, a large number of projects involving product development, factory layouts, production equipment, investment and cost analysis have been carried out. The international spread of BPA clients, together with their high level of repeat business is a mark of the Company's international reputation.
Apart from BPA's regular services, e.g. Compass and PCB Service, BPA carries out custom consultancy projects for many of the world's leading companies involved in electronics, which by the end of this decade, will become the largest industry in the world.