Research and Markets has announced the addition of the China Sourcing Report: PCBs 2010 report to their offerings.
China continues to strengthen its position as the world’s largest supplier of PCBs. Production and exports this year are estimated to climb 11% YoY to reach $19.7 billion and $11.8 billion, according to the China Printed Circuits Association.
The rising penetration rate in the computer, telecom, automotive, industrial and even aviation segments likewise bodes well for the sector. Multilayer boards are forecast to lead, with output projected to climb at least 15% this year to hit 99 million square meters. HDI board and flexible PCBs are also gaining traction.
This report covers the major types of PCBs manufactured in China, namely aluminum base PCB flexible/rigid-flex pcb, multilayer PCB and single/double-sided PCBs.

What you’ll get:
In-depth profiles of 16 major suppliers with a comprehensive look at their manufacturing and export capability, verified contact details and more–this information is not available anywhere else.
Sixty-five full-color images that depict popular PCB export models, complete with product descriptions, prices, minimum order requirements and delivery times.
Verified supplier contact details of an additional 17 exporters, including names, e-mails, telephone numbers and Web sites.
Supplier information in tabular format to help you compare companies at a glance.
Results of the custom-designed supplier survey, which forecasts industry trends for the next 12 months.
An extensive overview of the industry discussing the main challenges facing suppliers.
An in-depth examination of the supplier base highlighting key characteristics of different types of companies.
Details of the primary production centers.
An update of the latest trends in design, R&D, materials and components.
A review of the key factors that influence the price and quality of low-end, mid-range and high-end products.
Comprehensive pricing tables featuring export price ranges.
Multilayer pcb boardsare forecast to lead, with output projected to climb at least 15 percent this year to hit 99 million square meters.HDI PCB and flexible PCBsare also gaining traction.
The upswing in the former type is spurred by the bullish mobile phone segment as nearly 90% of the worlds handsets integratehigh density PCB. Many suppliers, especially small and mid-size operations, expect the governments stimulus programs to spur electronic product manufacture and push up demand for PCBs.
The following are some of the key trends in Chinas PCB industry:
Squeezed margins resulting from the recent sales slump compelled makers to increase export quotes in the past several months. The tight price competition, however, will force many to implement reductions to grab more orders.
To boost export capability, suppliers are improving operating efficiency and lowering manufacturing costs through production line optimization and process streamlining. Several are adopting stricter resource planning to manage raw material inventory better.
Product development initiatives center on increasing the number of PCB layers and adopting new materials. Some makers are decreasing the line width and spacing.
Green initiatives revolve around waste management, energy efficiency and recycling. About 50 suppliers now comply with the Cleaner Production Standard-China Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing specifications released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China early this year.
Companies are keen to expand their markets in the EU. North America is another key export destination.
The high cost of imported materials and manufacturing equipment remains a challenge for many suppliers, especially small enterprises. Most inputs for multilayer PCBs, for example, are from DuPont, Arlon and Taiflex.
This report covers the major types of PCBs manufactured in China. Each product category is discussed in a separate module that details common features and functions found in mainstream models. R&D trends, components and materials, and prices are also covered.
The Industry Overview positions China in the worldwide market and discusses growth opportunities in coming months. It identifies the factors shaping the segment, including challenges faced by makers and steps taken to overcome these hurdles and boost competitiveness further.
The majority of Chinas more than 1,000 manufacturers are based in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta regions. Companies leverage the areas material and service supply chains and target their strong consumer electronics, computer and telecom equipment industries. The provinces of Fujian and Liaoning are emerging as key sourcing centers as well, especially for flexible and multilayer boards.