5G Provides a Huge Market for PCB
PCB( Printed Circuit Board) is called "the mother of electronic products", not only provides electrical connections for electronic components, but also carries digital and analog signal transmission, power supply and RF microwave signal transmission and reception functions of electronic devices, most electronic devices and Products require PCBs.
It is understood that every 1 CNY of PCB can support the development of 30 CNY terminal products. The 5G era has provided a huge market and opportunity for the PCB industry. According to estimates, the direct output economic benefits of 5G in 2020, 2025 and 2030 are 484 billion CNY, 3.3 trillion CNY and 6.3 trillion CNY respectively. The output economic benefits were 1.2 trillion CNY, 6.3 trillion CNY, and 10.6 trillion CNY respectively.
From the construction of communication networks, to terminals, to derivative applications, 5G has put a lot of demand on PCBs. In 5G wireless base stations, bearer networks, transmission networks, and core network hardware facilities, the application of PCB hardware will be greatly increased, such as 5G RF boards, backplanes, high-speed stencils, server boards, microwave boards, power boards, and so on. With the upgrading of communication technology, from 4G to 5G, the amount of PCB required in the communication base station has risen. Due to the high frequency microwave characteristics of 5G, the base station density is higher than that of the 4G base station. At the same time, the processing frequency, data transmission and processing speed of various devices are much higher than the 4G era. These core master devices, transmission devices, and antenna/RF devices place very high demands on high-frequency high-speed boards, and the unit price is higher than that of 4G base stations. It is estimated that in a single base station, the 5G base station requires twice as much PCB as the 4G base station. In addition, 5G terminal equipment, such as mobile phones, smart watches, etc., must also be updated with the communication technology. This part of the PCB requirements is much larger than the infrastructure part.