North American PCB Sales Growth Ends 2018 Up 8.7%

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth bounced back in December and remained solid for the year. The book-to-bill ratio also strengthened in December and stands at 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2018 were up 7.7…

IPC: PCB Sales Up in Sept.

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-over-year shipment growth was seen in September for the first time this year. Strong order growth in recent months kept the book-to-bill ratio high at 1.14 in September. Total North American PCB…

IPC: PCB Shipments Up in December

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in December was solid while the PCB book-to-bill ratio slipped to 0.98. Total North American PCB shipments in December 2016 were up 5.9 percent compared to the same month last year.…

IPC: PCB Sales Up 0.4% in 2015

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2015 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in December, bringing 2015 to a close at 0.4 percent growth over 2014. The book-to-bill ratio returned to parity at 1.00 in December. Total North American PCB shipments increased…

IPC: Domestic PCB Market to Improve

Following four years of declining sales, the North American printed circuit board (PCB) market is expected to improve in 2015 and grow modestly through 2017, according to the IPC. The decline, which has been linked to slowing sales of rigid PCBs, has not been offset by increased demand for flexible PCBs, which has grown steadily…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Hits 5-Year High

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in August and the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.13, its highest level in more than five years. Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.5 percent in August 2015…

Boards, Chips and Packaging: Hardware Takes Center Stage

Today’s electronic products have become so sophisticated and ubiquitous that we have come to expect that each new generation will address both our current and future needs. Years ago, the industry was hardware-centric and driven by “big iron” products. Capacity and functionality were thoroughly dependent upon increasingly complex hardware. Think of the movies of the…

Semico, Isola Launch PCB Design Conference

Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) and Semico Research, a semiconductor marketing and consulting research company, announced that they have teamed up to launch Boards, Chips and Packaging: Designing to Maximize Results.  This new industry event will span the system-level ecosystem to…

May PCB Bookings Hold Steady

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were down slightly but orders were up. The book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 4.2 percent in May 2015 from May 2014, and year-to-date shipment growth declined…