Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPCB) Industry Report
NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global and China FPCB Industry Report, 2014-2015 involves the following:
1. Analysis on the FPCB Industry
2. Research on 22 Typical FPCB Companies and 9 FPCB Upstream Companies
3. Comparison between FPCB Companies
4. Analysis on the FPCB Downstream Market
2014 was a bumper year for most FPCB companies, and the output value of the entire PCB industry reached USD12.5 billion, rising by 10.5% from the previous year. In 2015, the prices of bulk commodities (particularly the copper price) plummet, which will greatly reduce the raw material costs of PCB companies and help raise their profitability. Larger screen size of mobile phone requires larger FPCB. The FPCB market is expected to grow 8.6% in 2015 as the smartphone market can not continue its rapid growth and the tablet PC is in recession.
Benefiting from the currency depreciation, Taiwanese and European companies witnessed soaring profit margins. More than half of Japanese companies did not benefit from the depreciation of the yen because they set up production bases overseas, but still better than South Korean companies.
The competitiveness of South Korean and American companies weakened significantly. The strong USD made MFLEX's revenue fall dramatically. The depreciation of NTD facilitated Taiwanese companies to grow by leaps and bounds; meanwhile, Apple greatly reduced orders from South Korean companies, while placed more orders with Japanese and Taiwanese companies in accordance with the principle of the nearest supply. The revenue of ZDT under Foxconn soared 60% in 2014.
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