LEATHERHEAD, SURREY, UK – Board shipments incorporating metal in board (MiB) are expected to grow from $1.6 billion in 2012 to close to $4 billion in 2020, an average growth rate of about 12% per year, says BPA Consulting.

Some types will do even better, growing as much as 60% per annum, the research firm said.

MiB circuit boards support power densities of more than 20W/cm2 and currents as high as 1000A, while providing capabilities from single-layer circuit boards to complex HDI multilayers using low-loss dielectrics.

The firm’s recent report creates a bottom-up analysis from application teardowns and operating requirements, identifying and profiling board-level solutions for the management of heat and power.

The report moves through the value chain, looking at the primary applications, identifying the MiB solution best aligned with each, and quantifying the relative market opportunities.

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