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VOLUME -22 NUMBER 7
Publication Date: 07/1/2007
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Book-to-Bill at Parity
Bannockburn, IL — Domestic rigid PCB shipments for the month of April are down 12.8 percent and bookings are down 11.8 percent from April 2006, according th\o figures released by the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments are down 9.9 percent and bookings are down 18.9 percent. Compared to the previous month, rigid PCB shipments decreased 15.5 percent and rigid bookings decreased 12.6 percent. Yet, the book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in April 2007 reached parity at 1.00, which is a sign of near-term stability.

Flexible circuit shipments in April 2007 were up 3.0 percent and bookings were up 68.9 percent compared to April 2006. Year to date, flexible circuit shipments are up 3.9 percent and bookings are up 30.1 percent. Compared to the previous month, however, flexible circuit shipments decreased 25.1 percent and flex bookings were down 39.2 percent. The North American flexible circuit book-to-bill ratio jumped to 1.28 in April, indicating probable sales growth in the near term.

For rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined, industry shipments in April 2007 decreased 12.0 percent from April 2006, and orders booked decreased 8.5 percent from April 2006. Year to date, combined industry shipments are down 9.1 percent and bookings are down 16.5 percent. Compared to the previous month, combined industry shipments for April 2007 are down 16.2 percent and bookings are down 15.3 percent. The combined (rigid and flex) industry book-to-bill ratio in April 2007 increased to 1.01.


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