Deep Dive into the Smartphone Manufacturing Value Chain

Initital Situation

A leading international robot manufacturer is looking for new automation applications in smartphone manufacturing for the development of new suitable robots and solutions.

We assigned Georg Stieler and his team with two projects into the value chain of smart phone manufacturing. Both the research method and final presentation were highly professional. The project was a great help for our follow-on decisions to make!

Darren Hung
Global Segment Manager 3C - Robotics, ABB

Project History

  • Identification of leading suppliers of cover glass, batteries and FPCs for smartphones

  • Description of these companies, their market position and competitive environment

  • Analysis and description of the respective manufacturing processes

  • Description of current automation level and the outlook for automation in each working step

  • Implications of potential new technologies and device design on trends in manufacturing


  • Clear recommendations, in which solutions to invest

  • Solid background information to understand the drivers behind certain customer demands

  • Contact information of decision makers at top tier suppliers for smartphone manufacturers

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