Rigid PCB Bookings Up 15.6% in February PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2008 10:43
BANNOCKBURN, IL – February PCB shipments among North American fabricators fell 0.3% and bookings jumped 15.4% year-over-year, IPC reported today. Year-to-date, combined industry shipments are up 1.8%, while bookings are up 13.3%. Sequentially, combined industry shipments for the month were up 3% and bookings were up 21%.
 
The book-to-bill moved up to 0.99, meaning that for every $100 boards sold, $99 in orders were received.
 
Rigid PCB bookings were up 15.6% and shipments were down 0.7% year-over-year, IPC said. Year to-date, rigid PCB shipments are up 2.3% and bookings are up 14.7%. Sequentially, rigid PCB shipments increased 1.7% and rigid bookings increased 20.6%.
 
The rigid book-to-bill ratio crept up to 0.99, said IPC. 
 
Flexible circuit shipments in February were up 5.9% and bookings were up 12.4% compared to the same month last year. Year to-date, flex circuit shipments are down 6.2% and bookings are off 5.1%. Compared to the previous month, flexible circuit shipments were up 25.3% and flex bookings rose 27.7%.
 
The flex book-to-bill ratio held steady at 0.96.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2008 10:44
 

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