2018 PCB Development Focus_
Technical
Four major entry barriers in the PCB industry
History of PCB Development in China
China is still the SMT manufacturing center
New trend of the PCBA turnkey manufacturing market
Chinese CCL production capacity increase recent years
solution to the 32.768kHz crystal oscillator cannot oscillate
Challenge of energy conservation and environmental protection to the development of PCB
Limata's innovative LUVIR technology
Development prospect of LED plant lighting market
TPCA promotes PCB-ECI standardization
20H principle in PCB design
3W principle in PCB design
China's PCB output value will increase 2022
PCB equipment business prospects are promising
Automotive intelligence and electrification, PCB will obtain opportunity
Analysis of the reason why the pad is easy to fall off when the circuit board is soldered
Introduction to BGA Technology
What causes the print circuit board (PCB) trace open?
How to solve the problem of Rigid-Flex PCB expansion and shrinkage?
What will happen to the PCB industry in 2019?
2018 PCB Development Focus
PCBA circuit board Industry Recent Situation
2020 China SMT industry development situation
Evolution of THT plug-in process and SMT process
2015 PCB market grow slowly
Copper foil price rise 30% in few months
PCB factories facing upstream price rising
HDI and FPC growth fast in hot season
Japanese PCB industry consecutive 8months decline
AOI application in electronic manufacturing service
Parts placement precautions of double side reflow PCB
Analysis and improve of open defect in PCB
PCB panelization method
CCL and PCB price expected to increase
FPC new trend and application
Russia will Spurn AMD, Intel for Locally-Made Processors
Japan PCB industry 5months decline in 2016
Korean PCB industry in 2015&2016
Current challenges and opportunities of PCB chemicals
Taiwanese PCB industry grow slowly in 2016
HDI and FPC enable IoT
PCB factories are moving out from Shenzhen
Latest PCB industry China
High end PCB is popular in recent years
Nippon Mektron FPCB manufacturing supported Orbotech
Production capacity expanding raise PCB market concern
Choice for location of fiber glass factories
Fast development in East and South Asia PCB industry
Technical gap between Mainland China and Taiwan PCB industry
Deficiencies of small and medium China domestic PCB enterprises
Taiwan PCB enterprises into automotive PCB industry
Shenzhen to be the World’s PCB trading center
2015 Q3 Taiwan PCB production value released by TPCA
Moving in to inland regions, PCB industry pattern is changing in China
Challenge of PCB from Wearable electronics
Innovation in PCB manufacturing technology
Chinese PCB industry growth trend
2014 Global PCB output reach $60.2 Billion
Flexible PCB grow fast in Japan PCB industry
PCBA turnkey service is a New Trend in PCB manufacturers
Revolution SMT brings to Electronics
China Local PCB maker compete with Taiwan maker in HDI
Time to Build China PCB industrial Brand
Scanning the electromagnetic waves in printed circuit board
Develop trends in integrated circuit industry
PCB market growing in 2016
Impact of CNY Devaluation on China PCB industry
RF power Device market grow rapid in 2015
Advantage of SysPCB
HDI flexible pcb new trends in 2015
PCB Material Development
New material for flexible PCB
Express PCB Manufacturer
Taiwan PCB manufacturers expending, orders from China IT Company
Demands of mobile boards become weakness
PCB material supplier of high-frequency active layout of the front-end
ARLON high-frequency material
See through the design connotation of Aiptek’s pocket projector
Introduction of the printed circuit board PCB material
HDI PCB news
PCB Shielding case Design Guide
Power management
How to choose MOSFET
Electronic design automation
PCBA product storage period

2018 PCB Development Focus

1) Environmental pressure drives PCB companies to develop circular economy

 

Environmental requirements tend to be strict, and the circular economy trend is irresistible. This is the basic premise for Shenzhen China PCB companies to survive. Controlling the discharge of waste water, recycling water, recovering copper, gold, nickel, tin, and waste residues from waste liquids, recycling, and controlling waste gas emissions, PCB companies have great potential for the development of recycling economy.

 

2) R&D and production of high-end PCB products

 

There is no significant increase in the shipment of many electronic products, but the functionality has changed and the PCB must go high-end. The performance of the flagship products (machine models) of a number of mobile phone plants has been increasing, and Apple iphone 8 and iphone x have begun to use Substrate Like PCB (SLP for short). The iphone 8 uses an $8 SLP and the iphone x uses 2 SLP, with an average unit price of $12 to $14. Samsung's mobile phone S9 also uses a SLP. At present, there are a number of PCB factories to invest in the development and production of Substrate Like PCB. For example, AT&S, IBDEN, ZDT, Unimicron, KINSUS, COMPEQ, and Korea circuit all have the capacity for Substrate Like PCB.

 

3) High-frequency high-speed printed boards are increasing

 

The driving force is 5G communications, which will form a communication network, base station equipment, and mobile terminals around 2020. The demand for high-frequency high-speed printed boards will increase significantly. The amount of information transmission needed for high-definition televisions increases, and the loud noise will causes the screen to be distorted. Signal attenuation causes the signals to become weak, resulting in insufficient data transmission, and requires high-frequency high-speed boards. Automotive autopilot, the ADAS (autopilot control system) necessary for future cars must use high-frequency PCBs. The Apple iPhone X uses 21pcs FPCs, which is 5pcs more than the iPhone 7 Plus, and the high-frequency board also has Added 3pcs.

 

4) Artificial intelligence is everywhere with printed boards

 

Artificial intelligence computing hardware architecture, including CPUs, graphics processors, field programmable arrays (FPGAs), as well as sensors, data transmission, power efficiency, etc., a variety of artificial intelligence solutions will bring PCB Applying increased demand. According to historical statistics, the $10 billion semiconductor IC output will be accompanied by a derivative PCB demand of approximately $1.7 billion. Artificial intelligence-driven hardware revenue will grow rapidly from 800 million U.S. dollars in 2015 to 44.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2024, so artificial intelligence will generate about 7.5 billion U.S. dollars worth of PCB market demand.

 

5) The price of copper will continue to rise, and the copper-clad laminate will drive up the price of PCB.

 

Reasons: Countries have drastically promoted infrastructure construction. The demand for lithium batteries for electric vehicles has continued to grow. The cumulative increase in copper prices in 2017 was about 30%. At the end of last year, it exceeded US$7,000/ton, and the price of CCL creased several times, shifting the cost pressure of rising copper prices to PCB manufacturers, and the China PCB factory also adjusted prices upwards to pass the cost to customers. It is expected that the price of copper will still rise in 2018, and the prices of copper-clad laminate companies are increasing one after another. The PCB factory is faced with operational pressure to pass on costs.