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DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2005--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Global Sources report: China Sourcing Report: PCBs to their offering

This Reports Provides:

20 in-depth profiles of PCB suppliers based on personal visits and interviews with senior management by our independent research team. This information is available nowhere else. Get details on manufacturing capabilities, new product developments, export capacities, QC procedures and R&D plans

84 profile tables of additional manufacturers, highlighting key sourcing data such as production capacities, quality standards and export volumes

A gallery of 60 popular export models that allows you to compare them quickly and accurately using full-color pictures and detailed product specifications

The results of our latest supplier survey for the next 12 months, including production forecasts, export projections and industry demand drivers

Benefits of This Report:

Pre-qualify manufacturers that supply the worlds leading companies, such as Apple, Motorola, HP, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Philips

Find out which new manufacturing processes and R&D plans suppliers are implementing in order to produce more high-end products

Discover trends affecting both the rigid and flexible PCB markets, as well as the hottest application segments driving demand for PCBs

Get quick-to-use summary listings of all featured suppliers, including complete and verified contact details

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Combined output value of PCBs from mainland China and Taiwan climbed 22.52 percent in 2004 to US$14.8 billion from US$12.08 billion in 2003. Mainland China accounted for US$7.2 billion and Taiwan, US$7.6 billion. A total of 219.97 million square meters of PCBs were produced in mainland China and Taiwan in 2004.

Mainland China has over 700 PCB makers, mostly in Dongguan, Shenzhen, Kunshan and Suzhou, where many electronics makers have set up production bases. About 30 percent of the makers are foreign-owned or foreign-invested.

At present, there are some 200 PCB makers in Taiwan, located mostly in Taoyuan. Only about 80 companies have the capability to offer full process PCB production. Over 70 percent of Taiwan PCB makers have shifted mass production to mainland China.

Highlights of the findings regarding mainland Chinas PCB industry include:

- In 2004, its PCB output increased by 32.34 percent from 2003, manufacturing at least 84.7 million square meters of PCBs. The overall output of PCBs in mainland China is expected to reach 110 million square meters in 2005.

- It is the largest producer of PCBs in terms of volume. PCB production value of mainland China, including the output level of Taiwan makers with manufacturing facilities in mainland China, is the worlds second largest behind Japans.

- Mainland Chinas rigid-PCB output totaled 75 million square meters in 2004, increasing by 30 percent from 2003. In 2005, mainland China rigid-PCB output is forecast to reach 98 million square meters.

The main findings in regard to Taiwans PCB industry are:

- Taiwan is estimated to supply about 20 percent of the worlds PCBs.

- Multilayer PCBs represent the largest portion of Taiwans PCB industry. In 2003, multilayer PCBs contributed more than 60 percent of the industrys total production value.

- Nearly 40 percent of Taiwans PCBs are applied in IT products, especially four-layer PCBs for computer motherboards. Another major application segment is telecommunications equipment. Taiwan companies are working toward expanding into medical and military-application segments to avoid competition with mainland China PCB makers.

- Some 14 percent of the global PCB supply is shipped from Taiwan ports. About 60 Taiwan PCB manufacturers are exporters. From US$3.76 billion in 2004, exports of Taiwan-made PCBs are forecast to grow by nearly 8 percent, reaching US$4.06 billion in 2005.

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