U.S. research institutions, professional Prismark Dr. Jiang Xugao that the next printed circuit boards industry continues to face the subject of increased manufacturing costs, especially when the global prices of raw materials, China PCB Assembly can no longer have the advantage of lower manufacturing costs, the next step how to go, is certainly worth a good thought.
Chiang Hsu high that the U.S. government stop printing money, kept the dollar depreciation has resulted in raw material prices, particularly gold, in 2003, when only 400 dollars / ounce, but has now turned over several times to rise $ 1,400 / ounce. On the IC substrate PCB Assembly, the gold material cost alone accounts for as much as high as 25-50%, so this process can see the surge in demand for copper, but also to K & S copper wire machine has multiple shipments growth, while cost pressures rising, driven by the first quarter of this year, European and American manufacturers are beginning to try IDM copper.
In addition to raw materials will be the subject of next year is worth noting, the other side of the labor costs has also been a problem. Chiang Hsu Gao said the Chinese mainland in the past has the advantage of low labor costs PCB Assembly, but now the interior to the coastal areas to work in labor will have been reduced, in the case of lack of work, the industry can only find someone to spend more money.
Chiang Hsu high statistics, 27 provinces in mainland China PCB Assembly last year, the average wage / month rose 20%, and this trend is not stopped, it is imperative to increase labor costs, expected within the next 5 years, will increase by an average of 15%.