German pcb equipment manufacturer Manz AG will invest CNY8.0 million (US$1.3 million) to set up a PCB equipment experimental factory at its existing factory in Suzhou, eastern China, according to Manz Taiwan.
The experimental factory will simulate manufacturing processes and build PCB production equipment based on a cleanroom environment, Manz Taiwan said.
Establishment of the experimental factory is motivated by the fast growing demand for HDI PCB and flexible PCB used in smartphones, tablets and other types of smart terminal devices, Manz Taiwan indicated. The production value of all PCB products will grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2012-2017, but that for HDI PCB and flexible PCB alone will grow at 6.1% and 7.7% respectively, Manz Taiwan cited Prismark as indicating.
Manz's Suzhou plant occupies a site of 20,000 square meters (4.94 acres) and produces PCB and flat panel display manufacturing equipment.