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The worldwide PCB industry output value grew by 11.7% to $65 billion in 2017, according to data compiled by Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA). Digitimes reported that on-year growth was the highest in nearly 10 years.
The production value of PCB products rolled out by Taiwan-based makers in China and Taiwan came to NT$619.2 billion (US$21.1 billion) in 2017, up 9.5% on year, according to TPCA. Among the target markets, automotive and communications showed the strongest growth.Taiwan-based PCB firms are among the beneficiaries of the growing demand for new features such as 3D facial recognition and wireless charging for smartphones.