BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 29 Sept. 2010. Shipments of rigid printed circuit board technology and flexible circuits in North America in August increased 25.2 percent from the same month one year ago, report officials of IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries in Bannockburn, Ill. Compared to the previous month, combined industry shipments for August 2010 increased 4.1 percent. IPC made the announcement this week at the organization released its monthly North American printed circuit board statistical report.
Rigid printed circuit board shipments in August, meanwhile, were up 24.3 percent from the previous year. Compared to the previous month, rigid printed circuit board shipments increased 5.4 percent. Flexible circuit shipments in August were up 35.7 percent compared to August 2009. The IPC report tracks the U.S. and Canadian printed circuit board industry.
For rigid printed circuit boards and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments in August 2010 increased 25.2 percent from August 2009. Compared to the previous month, combined industry shipments for August 2010 increased 4.1 percent.
"Year-on-year sales growth continued in the double digits in August," says Denny McGuirk, IPC president and chief executive officer. "The the book-to-bill ratio is positive for the 16th consecutive month, which indicates solid sales growth for the rest of 2010." For more information contact IPC online at www.ipc.org.