Origins and BackgroundFrom 1988 through 2000, Saturn Electronics Corporation increased sales at an average annual rate of 25% year-over-year. This was the peak of the North American PCB Industry.
China EffectIn 2001, the North American PCB fabrication industry experienced a massive fallout:
- 75% of sales volume moved to China;
- 50% of fabrication capacity shut down altogether.
Pb-Free and TechnologiesThe mid-aughts saw a marked increase in lead free callouts.
- 100% increase during the Aughts.
Rise and Fall of LED PCBsThe two-thousand and tens first big industry trend was LED Thermal Mangement.
- SEC went from $21.5m in 2009 to $42.3m in 2014.