BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 11 Aug. 2013. Printed circuit board production in the U.S. and Canada should see a return to modest growth by the end of 2013, say analysts at IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries in Bannockburn, Ill.
The modest growth is expected to continue through 2016, not just for North America, but also for world circuit board production as a whole, analysts say, in the recently released annual survey entitled 2012-2013 Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America.
The survey-based study, which provides a overview of the market and business of circuit board manufacturing, contains current data and analysis covering rigid circuit boards and flexible circuits separately, including:
-- market size;
-- sales growth;
-- sales by product type and by vertical markets;
-- product mix (high-volume vs. quick-turn vs. prototype);
-- revenue trends from value-added services;
-- layer counts;
-- material trends;
-- trends in spending on labor and research;
-- revenue per employee; and
-- U.S. imports and exports.
For more information contact IPC online at www.ipc.org.