PCB | June 14, 2007
Global PCB Producers Top 20
Mr. Walt Custer of Custer Consultant Group today presented the current situation in the European Global Printed Circuit Board Industry. He also noted that there will be a slow growth in the European PCB Industry during the comming years.
The presentation was made during the ongoing EIPC Summer Conference in Edingburg, Scotland. There is EMS activity but little PCB activity yet in Central Europe. There are many European financed PCB build-ups in China & India. Europe and North America have similar situations with a few large, global players plus many lower volume, high mix, “protected market" suppliers, According to Mr. Custer. He also noted the Automotive PCB makers have becoming more defensive because the Asians are becoming more important. Mr. Custer presented a forecast from Henderson Ventures that showed a total market value of the European PCB Production. In 2006 the Total Market Value was 3.3 Billion US Dollar. In 2007 it will be 3.4 Billion US Dollar. In 2008 it will be 3.5 Billion US Dollar. In 2009 and 2010 it will be 3.7 Billion US Dollar respectively. However Mr. Custer noted that the future figures are a little bit optimistic. Also below is a ranking over the worlds 20 largest PCB Producers during last year in terms of Revenue in Million US Dollar. This chart was made by Dr. Hayao Nakahaa, N.T. Information Ltd., and was also presented during Mr. Custer's presentation. 1. Ibiden Japan 1,780 2. Nippon Mektron Japan 1,250 3. Unimicron Taiwan 1,250 4. Samsung EM S. Korea 1,189 5. Shinko Electric Japan 1,160 6. Nanya PCB Taiwan 1,099 7. CMK Japan 1,096 8. Kingboard PCB Group Hong Kong 850 9. Compeq Taiwan 732 10. Multek USA 695 11. Hitachi Chem Japan 685 12. Daeduck Group S. Korea 651 13. Tripod Taiwan 632 14. Fujikura Japan 620 15. LG Electronics S. Korea 574 16. AT&S Austria 566 17. TTM Technologies USA 565 18. Wus Taiwan 560 19. Young Poong Group S. Korea 535 20. Viasystems USA 520 Click Here for more information about Custer Consultant Group (external link).