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Report details 2014 global PCB production

4 November 2015 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services News

In a new report, IPC revealed that the world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $60,2 billion in value in 2014, growing just 0,7% in real terms.

Production growth in China, Thailand and Vietnam compensated for declining PCB production in most other regions.

The report contains estimates of 2014 PCB production value by nine product categories and by 30 countries or sub-regions. Four categories of rigid PCBs, three categories of flexible circuits, and IC substrates are covered. The standard multilayer rigid PCB values are further segmented by those having microvia structures and those without. The report also includes updates on metal-core PCBs, as well as regional trends and historical data on regional shifts in PCB production.

The data show that the worldwide rigid PCB market grew modestly in 2014, while flexible circuit growth was flat. Regional trends are also examined, including China’s slowing production growth and the spectacular growth in the PCB industries of Thailand and Vietnam.

“PCB production is an international business and the landscape continues to change,” says Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research. “Companies based in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, are responsible for more than two-thirds of world PCB production. These and other companies around the world are powering the impressive growth of PCB production in southeast Asia.”

For more information visit www.ipc.org/2014WorldPCB





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