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…

IPC: Nov. PCB Sales Decline

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Strong year-on-year order growth kept the PCB book-to-bill ratio high, while sales remained slightly below last year. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in November 2014 from November 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment…

IPC: October PCB Orders Increased

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Orders increased sharply, driving up the book-to-bill ratio, while sales remained flat. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.8 percent in October 2014 from October 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment growth to -1.0 percent. Compared…

IPC: PCB Market Still Sluggish

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales remained sluggish while orders strengthened. Slump in Sales and Orders is Typical for September Total North American PCB shipments decreased 2.8 percent in September 2014 from September 2013, reducing year-to-date shipment growth to…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill at Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth was flat in June, but orders were up and the book-to-bill ratio returned to parity. Flat Sales and Growing Orders Reported in June Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9 percent in…

Isola Offers RF Conversion Services For PCBs

Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced  that its technical staff would offer a conversion service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave applications. This global 24-hour design review service will enable PCB fabricators to quickly and…

IPC: PCB Growth Still Stagnant

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-on-year sales growth was up slightly in April and the book-to-bill ratio remained positive at 1.01. Sales and Orders Slow but Improving Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.6 percent in April 2014 from…

IPC: PCB Shipments Sluggish

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. January PCB sales and orders were below the levels of January 2013. The book-to-bill ratio in January continued climbing, but remains below parity at 0.95. Slow Start to 2014 Total North American PCB shipments…