Printed Circuit Boards: Technologies and Global Markets

 Published On: Jun, 2016 |    No of Pages: 171 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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The global market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached nearly $61.5 billion in 2015. The market is expected to reach nearly $73.8 billion by 2021 from $63.5 billion in 2016, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% from 2016 to 2021.

This report provides:

-An overview of the global markets and related technologies for printed circuit boards.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data for 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of CAGRs through 2021.
-Breakdowns and analysis by structure:
-Multilayer
-Flexible
-Rigid-flex
-Microvia
-Substrate
-Breakdowns by application:
-Telecommunications
-Medicine
-Computing and entertainment
-Consumer electronics
-Instrumentation and scientific research
-Energy, defense, and surveillance
-Industrial and automotive
-Analysis of the value chain including looks at material specialists, board makers, engineering manufacturing service providers and OEMs.
-Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are ubiquitous markers of the semiconductor revolution although they predate the advent of modern-day electronics by several decades. PCBs provide a platform for the placement and interconnection of diverse components, modules and subsystems in electronic devices. They are simpler to visualize and easier to understand technologically compared to their sophisticated components. However, the complexity of PCBs lies more in the distinctive nature of their market dynamics than in their technical underpinning.

Semiconductor components and the devices housing them have been characterized by rapid intellectual property (IP) generation and subsequent monetization. This pace has been facilitated by the success of stakeholders that have constricted the size of transistor features in semiconductors. PCBs have not experienced comparable evolution of their hardware. The reasons for the slow development of PCB hardware are manifold. The dependence of PCB manufacturing on a wide range of raw materials is among the top reasons. This dependence sets PCBs apart from semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs), which are overwhelmingly dependent on silicon. The supply and demand dynamics of silicon is established, and there is little supply-side pressure. PCB manufacturing, on the other hand, is vulnerable to changes in the supply of raw materials. Demand alone does not dictate the pricing of PCBs as supply-side constraints also play an important role. This report highlights the importance of the distinctive dynamics of supply and demand on the prospects of the PCB market.

This report does not consider the semiconductor packaging substrate market a part of the PCB market. While packages have close correlation with PCBs, they are distinct entities. There is no clear product or solution that has successfully bridged the divide between IC packages and the underlying PCBs.

This report measures PCB shipments in terms of area instead of actual units. This is an accurate means of measurement as the pricing of a PCB directly correlates with its area. A board with dimensions of 70 millimeters (mm) by 50 mm (i.e., 35 square centimeters) is considered a single PCB unit.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study’s goals and objectives are:

-To measure and forecast the l market size for PCBs in terms of dollar sales and shipment volumes.

-To break down the overall PCB market along the following individual end applications:
Mobile phones and tablets.
Networking devices.
Instrumentation and scientific research.
Medicine.
Defense, surveillance and aviation.
Energy.
Consumer electronics.
Computing and storage.
Industrial.
Automotive and transportation.
Retail.

-To break down the individual end-application markets along the following PCB types:
One- or two-layer rigid.
Multilayer rigid.
Microvia.
Flex.
Rigid-flex.

-To break down end-application markets along the following geographic regions:
The Americas.
Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Asia-Pacific (APAC).

-To analyze the stakeholder landscape for PCB research and commercialization activities.
-To analyze patent activity related to PCBs.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
The fundamental reason for doing the report is to contextualize the qualitative and quantitative path of PCBs against the larger semiconductor industry. It is generally accepted that end-application dynamics affect the prospects of semiconductor device components. This report uses end applications as the basis of analysis of the PCB market to test the veracity of this analysis. PCBs are used wherever electronics are present, and electronics play different roles in various end-application categories. More specifically, this report identifies the qualitative and quantitative impacts of PCB adoption on diverse end applications. PCBs are largely price inelastic, and this report examines if the dynamics of end applications have a substantial impact on PCB pricing. To provide an in-depth view of the situational characteristics of end applications, this report breaks down markets for these applications by PCB type and geographical region. The report also highlights and analyzes the contributions and initiatives of key companies and provides a thorough patent analysis.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT
This report forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars and shipment volumes from 2015 to 2021.

The report forecasts the market size for PCBs used in end applications, including mobile phones and tablets; networking devices; instrumentation and scientific research; medicine; defense, surveillance and aviation; energy; consumer electronics; computing and storage; industrial; automotive and transportation; and retail. Forecasts for individual end applications are classified on the basis of PCB type and geographic region.

Chapter Two is an executive summary that provides a snapshot of the key findings of the report.

Chapter Three provides an overview of PCBs and introduces the various types. It also provides an overview of the market and breaks in down by type, geographical region and end application.

Chapter Four analyzes the global PCB market and highlights the characteristics of PCB adoption in end applications. Each end application is further broken down by PCB type and geographical region.

Chapter Five presents a stakeholder analysis that identifies major stakeholder categories associated with PCB technologies, explains the dynamics of individual categories and highlights pertinent representative examples.

Chapter Six analyzes U.S. patents granted in areas relevant to PCBs.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report will be relevant to:
-PCB manufacturers to help them identify demand for specific PCB types in particular end applications.
-Raw-material providers to help them take a closer look at prices of types of PCBs in specific end applications.
-End-device makers to help them ascertain the acceptance and suitability of specific PCB types in their products.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in this study. For primary sources, industry experts were interviewed. Secondary sources included industry consortia, company financial statements, industry-specific journals and other published materials.

The following factors were taken into account when devising the market model:

-Company earnings.
-Prospects for end applications.
-Macroeconomic indicators of principal global national economies.
-Evolution stage and cycle time of individual PCB types.

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL PCB MARKET, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021
Figure Summary : GLOBAL PCB MARKET, BY END APPLICATION, 2015-2021

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW OF PCBS 33 $1733
DEFINITION AND IMPORTANT TERMS
OVERVIEW OF THE PCB MARKET BY APPLICATION
OVERVIEW OF PCB TYPES
PCB MARKET BY TYPE
PCBS AND PACKAGING
PCB MARKET BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION

Chapter- 4: GLOBAL PCB MARKETS 64 $3360
END-APPLICATION CATEGORIES

Chapter- 5: STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS 36 $1890
INTRODUCTION TO CATEGORIES
INDIVIDUAL STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Chapter- 6: U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 31 $1628
INTRODUCTION
TRENDS BY FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS BY YEAR
TRENDS BY COUNTRY
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL PCB MARKET, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021
Table 1 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021
Table 2 : GLOBAL PCBS MARKET ASPS BY END APPLICATION, 2015-2021
Table 3 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 4 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 5 : GLOBAL PCB ASP BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 6 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 7 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 8 : GLOBAL PCB ASP BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 9 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 10 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 11 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 12 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 13 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 14 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 15 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 16 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 17 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 18 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 19 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 20 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR NETWORKING DEVICES END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 21 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 22 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 23 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 24 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 25 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 26 : PCB ASP FOR INSTRUMENTATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 27 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 28 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 29 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 30 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 31 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 32 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR MEDICINE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 33 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 34 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 35 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 36 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 37 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 38 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR DEFENSE, SURVEILLANCE AND AVIATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 39 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 40 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 41 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 42 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 43 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 44 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR ENERGY END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 45 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 46 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 47 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 48 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 49 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 50 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 51 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 52 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 53 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 54 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 55 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 56 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR COMPUTING AND STORAGE END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 57 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 58 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 59 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 60 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 61 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 62 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR INDUSTRIAL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 63 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 64 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 65 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 66 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 67 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 68 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 69 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR RETAIL END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 70 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR RETAIL END APPLICATIONS BY PCB TYPE, THROUGH 2021
Table 71 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR RETAIL END APPLICATION BY PCB TYPE, 2015-2021
Table 72 : GLOBAL PCB MARKET FOR RETAIL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 73 : GLOBAL PCB SHIPMENTS FOR RETAIL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2021
Table 74 : GLOBAL PCB ASP FOR RETAIL END APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2015-2021
Table 75 : U.S. PATENTS FOR PCB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976-FEBRUARY 2016
Table 76 : U.S. PATENTS FOR PCB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS OF ALLOCATION, BY YEAR 1976-FEBRUARY 2016
Table 77 : SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS IN PCB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS BY COUNTRY OF GRANT, 1976-FEBRUARY 2016
Table 78 : ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS FOR PCB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, 1976-FEBRUARY 2016
Table 79 : ASSIGNEES WITH THREE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS FOR PCB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, 1976-FEBRUARY 2016

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL PCB MARKET, BY END APPLICATION, 2015-2021


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