Date: 19/12/2016

Flexible PCB growth outpacing rigid PCB growth

US based printed circuits and electronics manufacturing industry body IPC reported Printed circuit boards (PCBs) for military and aerospace applications remain the largest vertical market segment for PCB manufacturers in North America, representing about one-third of the market.

IPC also finds out in its survey the flexible circuit market growth has continued to outpace rigid PCB growth by a wide margin, but the negative growth rates seen in recent years in the rigid PCB market steadily diminished and growth turned positive in 2015.

Estimated PCB production in North America declined 4.3 percent from 2014 to 2015, while estimated market growth was virtually flat, increasing just 0.4 percent, according to IPC.