Internet Development Trend Of Future PCB Industry

The PCB industry has been developed for many years, but the subsequent growth has been weak in recent years, and it is not optimistic. There are news reports that more than 10% of PCB companies in China disappear every year. The emergence of this situation is closely related to the changes in the industrial structure brought about by the development of the times. Only change can the PCB industry survive the fierce competition.


As we all know, PCB is a high pollution, high energy consumption, high investment, labor-intensive industry. During the transition period, enterprises face many problems. In terms of environmental protection, due to the continuous improvement of the country's environmental protection requirements in recent years, the policies formulated have become more and more stringent, which has increased the pressure on environmental protection. Faced with the significant increase in workers' wage costs brought about by the implementation of the new labor law; coupled with the appreciation of the RMB, the rise of low-cost manufacturing in Southeast Asian countries, and many other external factors, many low-end manufacturers in the PCB industry have even reached a critical point .


The various cost control methods adopted by many enterprises are nothing more than reducing wages and saving raw material money, but these saved costs and expenses are very limited and cannot fundamentally solve the problem. Some enterprises may also lose development and lose core competitiveness due to lack of investment in R & D and marketing. Although some companies are considering cost issues, they have begun to move to the Midwest to reduce labor costs, but in fact, they have increased other design, research and development, and logistics costs. In the long run, it is not cost-effective.


The popularity of information technology and software applications has promoted the development of various industries. The emergence of "Internet +" thinking has even subverted the industrial structure of certain industries and expanded people's horizons. This thinking was first introduced into the service industry and then extended to the industrial production field. Of course, this thinking has also brought a spring breeze to the PCB industry.


Although many PCB companies still choose to believe in the traditional PCB design, production, sales, operation, and management models, and they still have a lot of doubts about the Internet, they are in a wait-and-see state. However, some companies have already tested the water and used PCB first. Combining with the Internet, it has created an innovative PCB cloud platform in product design; in the engineering operation, it realizes the full automation of Internet management; in terms of sales and management, it is led by Internet thinking. Of course, some of these companies have also benefited from this and achieved great results.