The Big Winner In The 5G Era - PCB

- Sep 26, 2018-

The arrival of 5G is the beginning of the real interconnection of all things. 5G will complete the interconnection of all things in the world.With the advent of 5G era, communication PCB will also usher in a good time!

PCB, Printed Circuit Board, is called "the mother of electronic products". All electronic equipment and products need to be equipped with PCB Board, which makes the downstream demand sustainable and stable. The development level of the industry can reflect the development speed and technology level of the electronic information industry of a country or region to some extent.

Figure 1: subdivided products of PCB and their application fields

According to prison mark, the global PCB industry has maintained a compound annual growth rate of about 4% in the past 10 years.In 2017, global PCB output value was 58.8 billion usd, with a year-on-year growth rate of 8.60%. China's PCB output value was 29.7 billion usd, with a year-on-year growth rate of 9.70%, higher than that of the world.From the perspective of the regional distribution of PCB output value, the industry center of gravity of PCB keeps shifting to Asia. China has become the most important player in the global PCB output value, accounting for more than 50% of the global PCB output value.

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Figure 2: look at the PCB industry chain, it is in the middle of the whole industry chain

Its upstream is the raw material of various PCB production, mainly including copper clad sheet, copper foil, copper ball, semi-cured sheet, gold salt, ink, dry film and other chemical materials, the main raw material of flexible circuit board also includes covering film, electromagnetic film and so on.

Figure 3: proportion of raw material cost of upstream PCB manufacturing

The downstream is mainly used in computer, communication equipment, industrial control, automotive electronics, consumer electronics and aerospace, covering a wide range of areas.Among them, communication, computer and consumer electronics are the three most important application terminals in the PCB industry, accounting for 27%, 27% and 14%, respectively, directly affecting the upstream PCB