Introduction to PCB Development Trends
Any electronic products need to use the PCB, and in recent years the rapid development of electronic products, mobile phones, computers, game equipment, and the recent fiery AR, VR, 3D and other intelligent devices, are developing rapidly, will drive the development of PCB industry. PCB industry trends which, we mainly from the following points to a brief introduction:
2012 global PCB output value reached 54.31 billion US dollars, by 2017, the global PCB will maintain 3.9% growth. 2017 overall size, is expected to reach 65.654 billion US dollars. With the rise of new medical electronic equipment and boost, Internet of things, wisdom, family, smart city driven, will increase the electronic information industry growth, forecast by mid-2020, PCB will have exceeded 300 billion US dollars.
2. Regional changes
Before 2000, the global PCB output value of 70% in Europe, the Americas (mainly North America), Japan and other three regions. Into the 21st century, PCB industry focus on the transfer to the Asian region, the formation of a new industrial structure, especially in China and Southeast Asia, the fastest growing.
China's PCB output in 2012 reached 21.636 billion US dollars, accounting for 39.84% of the global PCB output value. From 2008 to 2012, China's PCB output value of the average annual growth rate of 9.52%, higher than the global level of growth. China's PCB output in 2017 will reach 28.972 billion US dollars, accounting for 44.13% of global output value.
3. Industrial structure
With the rapid development of electronic circuit industry technology, components of the chip and integrated application of increasingly wide range of electronic products on the PCB high density requirements more prominent. PCB gradually to high-density, high integration, fine lines, small aperture, large capacity, light of the direction of development, technical content and complexity continue to increase.
High-end PCB, HDI board, IC carrier board, flexible board, rigid-flex board and other high-end PCB products began to occupy the PCB market dominance. It is expected that by 2018, the high-tech board, HDI board, IC carrier board and flexible board as the representative of the high-tech content will reach 65.58%, become the mainstream market.
In addition, the electronic products there is a small, integrated development trend, the miniaturization of electronic products on the PCB high density design put forward higher requirements, smaller package size chip, PCB board blind hole and laser hole design are new Design trends.