The global PCB industry accounts for more than 1/4 of the total output value of electronic components industry. It is the largest industry in each electronic component subdivision industry, and the industry scale is 40 billion US dollars. At the same time, because of its unique position in the electronic industry in the industry, has become the most active contemporary electronic components industry in 2003 and 2004, the global PCB production value are $34 billion 400 million and $40 billion 100 million, an increase rate of 5.27% and 16.47%. Development status of PCB industry in China
The development of PCB in China started in 1956 and expanded gradually in 1963-1978 years to form PCB industry. After the reform and opening up 20 years, due to the introduction of foreign advanced technology and equipment, single panel, double sided and multilayer board are obtained fast development, the domestic PCB industry gradually developed from small to large. China has become the most prosperous region because of the concentration of the downstream industries and the relatively low cost of labor and land. In 2002, it became the third largest PCB producer. In 2003, PCB output value and import and export volume exceeded $6 billion, surpassing the United States for the first time, becoming the world's second largest PCB producer, and the proportion of output value increased from 8.54% in 2000 to 15.30%, nearly 1 times higher. In 2006, China has overtaken Japan as the world's largest producer of PCB and the most active country in technology development. China's PCB industry has maintained a rapid growth of about 20%, far higher than the growth rate of the global PCB industry.
From the composition of output, the main products of China's PCB industry have been shifted from single panel and double sided plate to multilayer board, and they are upgrading from 4~6 layers to more than 6~8 floors. With the rapid growth of multilayer panel, HDI board and flexible board, the structure of PCB industry in our country is being optimized and improved step by step.
However, although China's PCB industry has made great progress, so far there is still a big gap compared with the advanced countries, and there is still much room for improvement and promotion in the future. First of all, China's access to the PCB industry late, there is no specialized PCB R & D institutions, in some new technology R & D capability and foreign manufacturers have a larger gap. Secondly, from the product structure point of view, is still in the middle and low plate production based, although FPC, HDI and other rapid growth, but due to the small base, the proportion is still not high. Thirdly, most of our PCB production equipment relies on imports, some of the core raw materials can only rely on imports, and the incomplete industrial chain also hinders the development of domestic PCB series enterprises.