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Opportunities and Challenges of China's PCB Industry
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Opportunities and Challenges of China's PCB Industry

Opportunities and Challenges of China's PCB Industry

2021-11-11
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Author:Downs

Although new applications place high requirements on raw materials and manufacturing processes, PCB products with low technical difficulty still account for a high proportion of the market. Therefore, improving the manufacturing yield is a direct manifestation of the competitiveness of an enterprise. Such as the reliability of BGA welding, the technical problems in the processing of small-size PCBs, and the process control during the processing of thick copper plates, etc., are all problems that PCB companies need to pay attention to and solve in the process of development and growth.

The specific market challenges mainly include: First, the challenges brought by emerging technologies and applications to the manufacturing process. Especially for consumer electronics, the size is getting smaller and smaller, the density is high, and the component lead spacing is constantly shrinking, which puts high demands on PCB manufacturing and soldering processes; second,

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the IC industry is squeezing the high-end PCB market downward. Brand new MIS packaging technology and high-end PCB market competition has emerged; third, market competition has intensified, and it is difficult for companies to become bigger and stronger; fourth, there is a shortage of professional talents, and manufacturing talent training will also "start with dolls."

As the PCB industry transitions from a high-speed growth period to an industrial upgrading period, competition in the industry has intensified, and many PCB manufacturers have also begun to engage in downstream electronic patch and plug-in production. According to statistics, there are currently more than 5,000 professional patch factories and plug-in factories of various sizes in China. Foreign buyers purchase circuit boards, patch/plug-in products and final electronic products in the Chinese market, accounting for more than half of their total purchases. It can be seen from the top 100 list that, in terms of the overall industry, the gap between companies is not large. There are as many as 15 companies with sales revenue of 2 to 4 billion yuan. PCB is still a highly decentralized industry. , It is difficult to form a situation where one or a few dominate. This is very different from the development of IC manufacturing.

With the gradual maturity of the development of China's PCB industry, the growth rate of the industry has stabilized, and the development will gradually slow down. The search for new market growth points has become the most urgent problem for PCB. At the same time, the environmental protection department will continue to strengthen the supervision of the industry's environmental protection governance, and there will be higher requirements for the environmental assessment of enterprises. A deep understanding of the hot spots and requirements of environmental protection policies and adherence to green intelligent manufacturing are issues that must be paid attention to during the healthy and rapid development of the PCB industry. In addition, the price increase of raw materials that has been going on for two years is also a problem that the PCB industry needs to solve urgently. Facing a series of difficult problems, all enterprises are striving to seek innovation and development.

China's PCB industry has gone through an extraordinary path from catching up to surpassing. At present, China's PCB industry has accounted for nearly 50% of the global PCB industry and has become the world's largest PCB supply base. This will be best proved from the Shenzhen International Circuit Board Sourcing Exhibition (CSShow 2017). From August 29th to 31st this year, CS Show 2017 will be held for the fourth time. This kind of industry exhibition with the theme of PCB/FPC procurement, the exhibition area and the number of visitors have repeatedly reached new highs, which fully shows that the global PCB development center is now Transfer to China. However, China still has a long way to go before it can become a real PCB power. Previously, industry experts have reminded that PCB companies should pay attention to the fact that China's PCB industry will not continue to grow at a high speed in the future, and the product structure of PCB will have major changes, density will increase, and difficulty will increase. Therefore, PCB companies must optimize processes and continuously improve their automation and intelligence capabilities.