Fast development in East and South Asia PCB industry

It is said that the growth rate of the revenue of China’s PCB enterprises is greatly exceed the world’s average growth rate, also India and South Asia’s PCB enterprises are in fast growth. It is believed that from 2013 to 2015, the annual compound growth rate of China’s PCB industry is 12.2%, while America and European countries is only 1.5% and Japan 4%. Thus, the investment scale of America and European countries in PCB industry will be further reduced, and the essential position of Asian countries in the production of the world’s PCB will be strengthened. And mainland China will continue to be one of the development centers of PCB industry.
As the rapid increase in the demand for electronic products, the needs for consuming PCB products, especially for high precision and special material now exhibit a new trend of significant growth.
The fast response to market trends and short production cycle ensure that China’s PCB enterprises have competitive advantages in the PCB industry. Since 2000, the proportion of the output value of China’s PCB industry in the global PCB industry has risen from 7% to 36%, and China has become the world’s largest PCB production center. In the future, the production capacity of the global electronic products will gradually shift to east and south Asia, PCB industry will become one of the most important parts in the electronic industrial chain.
At present, there are two major trends of electronic products. One is consumers’ increasing demand for the ultrathin and portable features of electronic products. It provides broad opportunities for the development of high-density interconnector (HDI) and flexible printed board (FPC). The other is the requirement for the stability of the circuits even under high-speed and high frequency conditions. As the circuits have fast transmission rate and have a large amount of information to process, it has strict requirements for the stability and reliability of printed circuit boards. Therefore, the requirement for the quality of high-end and special substrates like high frequency will continue to rise.