Flexible Printed Circuit Boards: Market Research Report

Date: February 1, 2010
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Flexible Printed Circuit Boards: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards in US$ Millions by the following end-use markets: Automotive, Communication, Computing, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Industrial/Medical, and Packaging.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.

Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015.

The report profiles 154 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3M, Amphenol Corp, Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Career Technology (MFG.) Co., Ltd., Flexible Circuit Technologies, Inc., Fujikura Ltd., Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Innovex, Inc., MFS Technology Ltd., Minco Products, Inc., Molex, Inc., Multek Flexible Circuits Inc., Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., Nan Ya PCB Co., Ltd., Nippon Mektron, Ltd., Nitto Denko Corp., Northpoint Technologies, Inc., Parlex Corp, Si Flex Co., Ltd., Sony Chemical & Information Device Corp., Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., and Youngpoong Electronics Co., Ltd.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.GLOBAL OUTLOOK

Current Scenario and Outlook
Asia-Pacific Continues to Dominate Global Market
Communications End-use Segment Leads; While Consumer Electronics to Post Fastest Growth
Japan Continues to Dominate Flexible Circuits Production; China Catching Up Fast

Table 1. Leading Flexible and Rigid-flex Circuit Producers Worldwide (2007 & 2008) (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. Leading Flexible Circuit Producing Countries Worldwide: 2007 & 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. Leading Rigid-Flex Circuit Producing Countries Worldwide: 2007 & 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Competitive Scenario

Table 4. Global Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Nippon Mektron, Fujikura, Nitto Denko, 3M, M-Flex, MCS, Sony Chemical, Shindo Electric, Sumitomo Bakelite, Hutchinson and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Overview of End-Use Markets
Major Applications of Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
Automotive
Communication
Computing
Consumer Electronics
Defense and Aerospace
Industrial and Medical Sciences
Packaging
Global PCB Industry – An Overview
PCB Production Across Major Producing Nations Declines

Table 5. Global Production of Printed Circuit Boards: 2000-2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. Leading Producers of Printed Circuit Boards (2007 & 2008): Value Breakdown for China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, North America and Europe in US$ Millions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.MARKET TRENDS

Increased R&D Efforts in Substrate Materials
List of Common Substrate Materials and Compatible Adhesives
Polyimide Leads the FPC Substrate Materials Domain
Demand for New Materials to Surge
Product Related Advantages Fuel Market Growth
Wireless Telecommunications Spawning Significant Demand
Mobile Phones – A Key Application Area for Flexible Circuits
Less Complex FPCs Dominate Global FPC Market
Production Relocation to Low-cost Countries
EMS Providers Gain Prominence
Adhesiveless Laminates - Gain Popularity

3.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Flexible Circuits- An Introduction
Introduction to Flexible Circuit Technology
History and Evolution of Flexible Circuits
Types of Flexible Circuits
Single Layered Flexible Circuits
Single Layered Single-Sided Flexible Circuits
Single Layered Double-Sided Flex Circuits
Multilayered Flex Circuits
Rigid-Flex Circuits
Other Select Types
Double Access Flexible Circuits
Sculptured Flex
Backplanes
Materials Used in Flexible Circuit Manufacture
Base Material
Polyimide
Polyester
Polyimide Vs. Polyester
New Substrates
Conductor Materials
Copper as a Conducting Material
Non-Copper Metal Foils
Promising Direct Apply Technologies
Adhesives
Polyester Adhesives
Polyimide Adhesives
Epoxies and Modified Epoxies
Acrylic Adhesives
Supplementary Adhesives
Protective Coatings
Selection of Cover-lay Film
Benefits of Coverlay
Benefits of Cover Coatings
Manufacturing of Flexible Circuits
The Two Generic Methods of Manufacturing
Subtractive Method of Producing Flexible Circuits
Image Resist
Resist Removal
Placement of Cover Layer
Creation of Outlines and Holes
Testing and Verification
Key Advantages of Flexible Circuits
Minimization of Packaging Size
Minimization of Packaging Weight
Reduction in Assembly Time & Cost
Reduction in Assembly Error
Enhancing System Reliability
Other Benefits

4.PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS

IMEC Develops a Novel 3-Dimensional Flex Circuit Integration Process
DuPont Launches a New APR Copper Clad Resistor Laminate, Pyralux®
Pacothane Technologies Introduces PACOFLEX 5000
All Flex Develops Customized Flexible Heater circuits
Oki Electric Cable Pioneers the Launch of a Three- Dimensional FPC
Oki Electric Cable Launches High-Speed Transmission Flexible Circuits

5.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Midwest and Bartlett to Integrate PCB Manufacturing Businesses
Bomin Electronics Sets-up Facility to Produce PCBs and HDI Board
Falcon Holdings Takes Over MBM Flexible Circuits
Molex Acquires AFlextech
FTG Corp. Inks Supply Deal with Honeywell Aerospace
3M AND ARROW ELECTRONICS EXTEND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
Honeywell Inks New Collaborative Agreement with the USDC
Circuitronics Takes Over Price Printed Circuits
Hanita Coatings Takes Over Stakes in Cidav Printed Circuits
Vulcan Flex Circuit Buys and Installs Real-Time X-Ray Inspection System, XRI-1
Vulcan Flex Circuit Completes Acquisition of Polar Impedance Test System
Flextronics Obtains EC Clearance for Acquiring Solectron
Molex Expands Production of Copper Flex Circuits and Assemblies
AirBorn Takes Over StrataFlex
Tohoku Fujikura to Initiate Construction of US$16.3 Million FPC Facility
Fair Friend Group Acquires J & T Flex
Cirflex Signs Agreement with PRECO
Nistica and Fujikura Sign a Strategic Partnership
ITRI Sets up First Flexible Electronics R&D Laboratory in Taiwan
Vitex Systems Signs Strategic Partnership with Samsung America
General Electric Takes Over GE Fuji Drives America
Tonka Bay Completes Acquisition of All Flex Inc

6.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

3M (US)
Amphenol Corp. (US)
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (USA)
Career Technology (MFG.) Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Flexible Circuit Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)
Hutchinson Technology, Inc. (US)
Innovex, Inc. (USA)
MFS Technology Ltd. (Singapore)
Minco Products, Inc. (USA)
Molex, Inc. (USA)
Multek Flexible Circuits Inc. (USA)
Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (US)
Nan Ya PCB Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Nippon Mektron, Ltd. (Japan)
Nitto Denko Corp. (Japan)
Northpoint Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Parlex Corp. (USA)
Si Flex Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Sony Chemical & Information Device Corp. (Japan)
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (JAPAN)
Youngpoong Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)

7.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

By Region

Table 7. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8. World Historic Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World 15-year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

By End-Use Segment

Table 10. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by End-Use Segment– Automotive, Communication, Computing, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Industrial/Medical and Packaging Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. World Historic Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by End-Use Segment– Automotive, Communication, Computing, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Industrial/Medical and Packaging Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. World 15-year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Automotive, Communication, Computing, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Industrial/Medical and Packaging Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1.NORTH AMERICA

Industry Overview
Flexible Circuit Production Statistics

Table 13. North American Flexible Circuit Production by Bare Circuits, and Circuit Assembly and Services: 2001 - 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. North American Flexible Circuit Production (1994-2000): A Historical Perspective (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Slowdown Affects Shipments and Bookings
Market Participants

1A.THE UNITED STATES

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Exports & Imports

Table 15. US Exports of Flexible Circuits: 2000-2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16. US Exports of Flexible Circuits by Region: 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. US Imports of Flexible Circuits: 2000-2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. US Imports of Flexible Circuits by Region: 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 19. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. US Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

1B.CANADA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 21. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.JAPAN

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Japan – A Global Leader in the Production of Flexible Circuits
FPC and PCB Production Declines in 2008

Table 23. Japanese Production of Bare Printed Circuit Boards by Type (2007 and 2008): Single and Double Sided Rigid PCBs, Standard Multilayer Rigid PCBs, HDI/Microvial/Build-Up PCBs, Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits, and IC Substrates and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Vertical Integration Keeps Japanese Producers in the Lead
Japan’s PCB Industry Suffers; Korea and Taiwan Head Out of Recession
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 24. Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. Japanese Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.EUROPE

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Production of FPCs Rises in 2008; Total PCB Production Plunges

Table 26. European PCB Production by Type (2007 & 2008): Values for Single and Double Sided Rigid PCBs, Standard Multilayer Rigid PCBs, HDI/Microvial/Build-Up PCBs, Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits, and IC Substrates and Others in US$ Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. European PCB Production by Country (2008): Value Breakdown By Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 28. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. European Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.ASIA-PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Industry Overview

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 30. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographic Region – China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific - Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. Asia-Pacific Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographical Region – China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific - Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32. Asia-Pacific 15-year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market by Geographic Region – China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific - for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015

4A.CHINA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
China – Leading Consumer of Flexible Circuits Worldwide
China- The Second Largest Supplier of FPCs Worldwide
FPC Production Rises in 2008

Table 33. Chinese PCB Production by Product Type (2007 & 2008): Values for Single and Double Sided Rigid PCBs, Standard Multilayer Rigid PCBs, HDI/ Microvial/Build-Up PCBs, Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits, and IC Substrates and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Chinese Printed Circuit Board Industry – An Overview
China Leads the Global PCB Industry
PCB Production in China Falls in 2009

Table 34. PCB Production in China (2000-2009) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Challenges Aplenty in Chinese PCB Industry
Strategic Corporate Developments

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 35. Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. Chinese Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4B.REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
FPC Production Continues to Rise in Taiwan

Table 37. Taiwanese PCB Production by Product Type (2007 & 2008): Value Breakdown for Single and Double Sided Rigid PCBs, Standard Multilayer Rigid PCBs, HDI/Microvial/Build-Up PCBs, Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits, and IC Substrates and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Production of FCPs and PCBs Decline in South Korea

Table 38. South Korean PCB Production by Product Type (2007 & 2008): Value Breakdown for Single and Double Sided Rigid PCBs, Standard Multilayer Rigid PCBs, HDI/Microvial/ Build-Up PCBs, Flexible and Rigid Flex Circuits, and IC Substrates and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 39. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40. Rest of Asia-Pacific Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5.REST OF WORLD

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 41. Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42. Rest of World Historical Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Board Market Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 154 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 160)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
Japan
Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Middle East

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