Taiwanese makers to control half of China's PCB production within 3 years
May 25, 2007
As China has become the world's largest manufacturing base of printed circuit boards (PCB), commanding a 25% share of the global market last year, Taiwanese PCB manufacturers operating in China have accounted for 40% total PCB production value in China, and the figure is expected to surge to 50% within three years.
Lai Kuo-en, chairman of South China PCB Friendship Association, made such an estimate at a forum held at Suzhou PCB Show running May 16-18 in China.
Last year, China outstripped Japan as the world's largest manufacturing base of PCB, with an annual production growth of 17.9%, higher than the average posted by the global PCB industry, Lai said.
Meanwhile, China's PCB industry scored production value of US$12 billion in the year, with 40% of that contributed by Taiwanese manufacturers.
Regarded as a basis of industrial development, PCBs have evolved into thin, sophisticated, integrated models, including high density interconnects (HDIs), flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, and flip-chip substrates. Accordingly, total production value of global PCB manufacturers was estimated at US$45.1 billion last year.
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