Flexible Printed Circuit Boards: Market Research Report

Date: January 2, 2016
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Flexible Printed Circuit Boards: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards in US$ Million. The Global market is further analyzed by the following End-Use Markets: Automotive, Computers & Data Storage, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Displays, Mobile Phones, and Others.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020.  Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 204 companies including many key and niche players such as -
  • 3M Company
  • BHflex Co., Ltd.
  • Career Technology (MFG.) Co., Ltd.
  •    Daeduck GDS Co., Ltd.
  • Flexcom Inc.
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. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Prelude
Market Outlook
Asia-Pacific Continues to Dominate Global Market
Mobile End-use Segment – A Major Market
A Peek into Flexible PCB Market Evolution over the Years
Key Flexible Circuit Configurations and Applications
Rigid-flex Circuits Extend Flexible Circuit Application to More Rugged Environments
Competitive Landscape
Japanese Companies Rule the Roost

Table 1. Competition in the Global Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market (2012-2014): Revenues in US$ Million for Top Ten Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Currency Fluctuations Change Fortunes of Market Players

2. MARKET TRENDS AND GROWTH DRIVERS

Inherent Product Advantages Fuel Market Growth
Key Benefits of Flexible Circuits
Superior Packaging Flexibility – Key Attribute of FPCs Expanding Applications Market
Circuit Designing Evolves as End Product Developers Seek Miniaturization
Thinner Materials Witness Tremendous Adoption to Realize Smaller Geometries
Flex-to-Fit Approach Opens New and Exciting Opportunities
Customer Requirements Drive Innovations for Substrate Manufacturers
New Designing Tools Improve Competitiveness of Rigid-Flex Circuits
Substrate Material Choice – Key to High-Frequency Application
Increasing Laminate Material Choice Poses Fabrication Challenges; Additives Comes to Rescue
Stretchable Circuits Garner Significant Interest as Novel Interconnection Alternative
Material and Design Advancements Enable Stretchable Interconnects in Flexible Circuits
New Stretchable Materials Expand Potential of Design Innovations
FPC Drilling and Cutting Shift to More Efficient Methods
Recent Technological Advances in Flex Circuits
‘Light as a Feather’ – New Technology Takes Flexible Circuits to New Level
Technological Advances thwart Material Limitations for Transparent Flex Circuits
Super-Thin Nanoscale Circuits Promise Tremendous Computing Power, Open New Design Possibilities
Chemically Doped Nanotubes Emulate Silicon Circuits in Handling Power Fluctuations

3. APPLICATION MARKETS

Overview of End-Use Markets
Major Applications of Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
Automotive
Computers
Select Applications of Flexible Circuits in Computing
Consumer Electronics
Select Applications of Flexible Circuits in Consumer Electronics
Defense and Aerospace
Select Applications of Flexible Circuits in Aerospace and Defense Sectors
Displays
Mobile Phones
Other End Markets
Select Applications of Flexible Circuits in Communications
Select Applications of Flexible Circuits in Medical Devices
End Applications – Select Market Trends
Growing Autoelectronics Market to Drive Consumption of Flex Circuits
Wireless Telecommunications Spawning Significant Demand
Moderate Growth in HDD Sector & Market Prospects
Robust Outlook for Wearables to Benefit Flex Circuit Demand

Table 2. World Wearable Electronics Market by Geographic Region (2014 & 2020): Breakdown of Value Sales in US$ Million for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Flexible Circuits Penetrate Myriad Devices in Wearable Technologies
Challenges Exist for Flex Circuits in Wearables
Deceleration in Smartphone Market Growth Limits Flex Circuit Demand

Table 3. World Smartphones Market by Geographic Region (2014 & 2020): Breakdown of Volume Shipments in Thousand Units for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Display Market Slowdown to Affect Flexible Circuits Demand
Reliable Interconnection Benefits Drive Use of Flexible and Stretchable Electronics in Space Applications

4. 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 of Flexible Circuits
Double Access Flexible Circuits
Sculptured Flex
Backplanes
Rigid and Flexible PCBs – The Evolution
Tracing Evolution of Applications of Electronic Rigid-Flex PCBs
An Evaluation of Differences in Rigid and Flex Materials
Materials Used in Flexible Circuit Manufacture
Base Material
Polyimide
Polyester
Polyimide Vs Polyester
Polyester and Polyimide: A Comparison
New Substrates
Conductor Materials
Copper as a Conducting Material
Non-Copper Metal Foils
Promising Direct Apply Technologies
Adhesives
Polyimide Adhesives
Polyester 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
Additive Method of Producing Flexible Circuits
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

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

Pulse Electronics Launches Plume Flexible Internal Antenna Series
AirBorn Rolls Out DuraFlex Flexible Circuits
Eurocircuits Launches SEMI-FLEX Flex-to-Install Rigid-Flex Solution
Molex Introduces Pyralux Flex Circuit Assemblies for Data Transmission Applications
DuPont Rolls Out Pyralux Material System for High-temperature Applications
Molex Rolls Out New Rigid Flex Circuits and Assemblies
DKN Research Develops Metal-Free Flexible Circuits

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Suzhou Dongshan to Acquire MFlex
Omron Inks Distribution Agreement with Hitaltech
Apple Commences Testing of Flexible PCBs for iWatch
Deren Electronic to Acquire Minor Stake in Shenzhen Hualin

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

3M COMPANY (US)
BHflex Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Career Technology (MFG. ) Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Daeduck GDS Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Flexcom Inc. (South Korea)
Flexium Interconnect, Inc. (Taiwan)
Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)
Ichia Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan)
Interflex Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
MFS Technology Ltd. (Singapore)
Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (US)
Newflex Technology Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Nippon Mektron, Ltd. (Japan)
Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan)
SIFlex Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Xiamen Hongxin Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited (Taiwan)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Market by Geographic Region

Table 4. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. World Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. World 14-Year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Market by End-Use Segment

Table 7. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Computers & Data Storage, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Displays, Mobile Phones, and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8. World Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by End-Use Segment - Automotive, Computers & Data Storage, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Displays, Mobile Phones, and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World 14-Year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Automotive, Computers & Data Storage, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Displays, Mobile Phones, and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 10. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. US Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

Market Analysis

Table 12. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. Canadian Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

A. Market Analysis
Japan – The Pioneer in Flexible Circuits
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 14. Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. Japanese Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Product Launch
Strategic Corporate Development
B. Market Analytics

Table 16. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. European Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. European 14-Year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

Market Analysis

Table 19. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - China, South Korea, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - China, South Korea, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China, South Korea, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5A. CHINA

A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
China – Leading Consumer of Flexible Circuits Worldwide
Surge in Domestic Phone Market Provides Ample Business for Chinese FPCB Manufacturers
Key Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 22. Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. Chinese Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5B. SOUTH KOREA

A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Revenue Woes Continue for Korean Manufacturers
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 24. South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. South Korean Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5C. TAIWAN

A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 26. Taiwanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. Taiwanese Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5D. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Key Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 28. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA

Market Analysis

Table 30. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. Latin American Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. REST OF WORLD

Market Analysis

Table 32. Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33. Rest of World Historic Review for Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 204 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 217)
The United States (64)
Canada (6)
Japan (8)
Europe (66)
  France (4)
  Germany (22)
  The United Kingdom (18)
  Italy (6)
  Rest of Europe (16)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (70)
Africa (1)
Middle East (2)
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