KUNSHAN, CHINA - PCB makers in China are seeing production affected by
severe snowfall causing transportation problems and power outages in
the eastern and central parts of the country. Reports claim that
manufacturers in Changshu and Kunshan, the center of production for
many PCB makers, are being hit by heavy snowfall, with production
running at only 30-40% of capacity for some manufacturers.
Taiwan - Nan Ya
PCB (NPC) has forecast a decline of 15-20% in sales for
the first quarter, amid weak demand for PCBs and PBGA substrates. The
forecasted decline was greater than the previously estimated 5-10% drop
reported by the company a week ago, industry sources claimed.