What is the market development prospect of soft and hard board

In the era of the Internet of Everything, driven by 5G, HDI and RF PCB, as the two relatively advanced products of the PCB industry, have seen continuous growth in market demand in recent years.

What are the applications and development prospects of soft and hard boards

The birth and development of FPCB and PCB gave birth to a new product of soft and hard board. Rigid-flex board is a circuit board with FPC characteristics and PCB characteristics that are combined with the flexible circuit board and the rigid circuit board after pressing and other processes, according to the relevant process requirements. So, what are the applications and development prospects of the rigid-flex board?

The rigid-flex board combines the stability of the rigid board and the flexible board can be assembled three-dimensionally, and its development prospects are very promising. In 2019, the global market size of soft and hard board is about 1.66 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for only about 2.8% of the overall circuit board; but including smartphones, wireless headsets, drones, automobiles, AR/VR devices, etc., all have growth rates in 2019 The highest product, and with the increasing number of subsequent applications, the rigid-flex board is still the product with the most growth momentum in 2020. It is estimated that in 2022, the global market value of rigid-flex board will reach nearly 2.3 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for about 3.3% of the global circuit board output value.

Mobile device applications are the largest rigid-flex board market in 2019, accounting for about 43% of the overall rigid-flex board market. Applications including smartphone camera lenses, screen signal connections, battery modules and other applications have significant demand for rigid-flex boards Promote. Especially in the application of smartphone camera lenses, since multi-lens mobile phones have become the design trend of various mobile phone brands, whether it is the increase in the number of demand for soft and hard boards or the increase in average unit price, it will increase the market share of mobile device applications. proportion.

The development of the mobile phone lens flexible and hard board is mainly due to the lighter, thinner and high-density requirements of the mobile phone lens, which need to be applied to the flexible and hard board. In addition, based on many factors such as placement, orientation, signal interference, heat dissipation, and specification settings, and some lenses are designed with a periscope structure due to the needs of optical zoom, mobile phone lenses can cope with increasingly stringent space constraints. , From the appearance,PCB china there are many different types, and the technical requirements for the rigid-flex board are more stringent, and its application range is wider.