Its already April, spring is here, yet we can report that the industry has over the last months experienced a slow pick up after the Chinese New Year holidays. Currently we are looking at a market that has the capacity to take in more PCB orders. Our COO Raymond Goh, shares some brief points about the situation.
- Chinese manufacturers’ capacity is about 70-80% filled up until now, for those manufacturers where production is not as diversified, around 50% of the capacity is filled up, this being in particular the ones only focusing on producing PCBs for the mobile phones industry.
- Logistics capacity is picking up as the Covid restrictions are gradually relaxed. More flights are available, meaning more capacity for air freight.
- The average layer count also went up as more and more “smart” products are designed, the demand for HDI continues to increase.
- Standard FR4 material lead time and availability is stable ranging from 3-7 days in China.
As we said, currently we are looking at a market that has capacity to take in more PCB order demands – we are here to assist in your PCB supply chain, just reach out.