The World’s history of PCB development and the history of China’s PCB development !


World’s history of PCB development

In 1936, the founder of printed circuit board, Austrian Paul Eisler, first used printed circuit boards in radio installations.

In 1943, Americans used the this PCB technology in military radios.

However,in 1947, the US Aviation Administration and the US Bureau of Standards launched the first technical seminar on PCBs.

In addition, In 1948, the United States officially recognized the invention of the pcb technology and used it for commercial purposes.

In the early 1950s , due to the fact that problem of the bonding strength and weldability of copper foil and laminates of CCL has been solved,

the performance of PCB became stable and reliable. And industrialized mass production of PCBs came into reality soon

Copper foil etching technique became the mainstream of PCB manufacturing technology and started production of single-sided PCB boards

In the 1960s, hole metallization was achieved, and double-sided PCBs were mass-produced

In the 1970s, multi-layer PCBs developed rapidly and continued to develop in the direction of high precision,

high density, fine line small holes, high reliability, low cost and automated continuous production.

However,in the 1980s, PCB surface mount technology (SMT) gradually replaced plug-in PCBs and became the mainstream of production.

Since the 1990s, the surface mounts have evolved from flat package (QFP) to ball-on array package (BGA)

Since the beginning of the 21st century,high-density BGA,chip-grade packaging and multi-chip module package circuit boards

based on organic laminate materials have rapidly developed


China PCB development history

In 1956,China started PCB development work

In the 1960s, started mass production of single-sided PCBs and small-volume production of

double-sided PCBs and the beginning of the development of multi-layer boards

In the 1970s, due to the limitations of historical conditions at that time,the development of printed board technology was slow,

making the entire production technology lag behind the advanced level of foreign countries

However,in the 1980s, advanced level single-sided, double-sided, multi-layer printed circuit board production lines were introduced

from abroad,which improved the production technology level of printed boards in China

In the 1990s, foreign printed board manufacturers in Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as Japan, came to China to establish joint ventures and wholly-owned factories

which made China’s printed board production and technology advance by leaps and bounds

In 2002,China has become the third largest PCB producer in the world

In 2003, PCB output value and import and export volume exceeded US$6 billion, surpassing the United States for the first time

becoming the world’s second largest PCB producer

The proportion of output value also increased from 8.54% in 2000 to 15.30%, nearly doubled.

In 2006, China has replaced Japan as the world’s largest PCB production base and the most active technology development country.

In recent years, China’s PCB industry has maintained a high growth rate of around 20%, far higher than the growth rate of the global PCB industry.



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