Asian PCB Makers Deferring New Equipment Installation


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Equipment vendors have recently seen increasing cases of PCB makers deferring new equipment installation schedules amid a weaker-than-expected outlook for 2019.

According to Digitimes, the PCB industry is unlikely to invest heavily in new equipment in the short term unless the end market has a significant recovery. In addition to Taiwan PCB makers, China-based ones that had been aggressively increasing capacity to gain market shares over the past few years have also decelerated their expansion recently.

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