The PCB industry is expected to stay flat in the third quarter but enjoy significant growth in the fourth, according to Cheng-Hung Hsu, general manager at HITECHPCB Printed Circuit Board. HITECHPCB will see a 20% sequential increase in its second-quarter revenues, Hsu added.
Hsu estimates that global PCB production value will grow by more than 10% this quarter, and it will remain at the same level or have a slight growth in the third quarter. Global PCB production value in 2009 will drop 20% on year.
The economy is no longer worsening although it has not yet recovered, and PCB order visibility has extended to two months from one month, said company chairman Pen-Tsao Chang.
Hitech Circuits Co., Limited