The recent outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia continues to burn, and the government's measures to control and postpone the start-up are having a huge impact on the PCB fabrication industry（Including PCB fabrication and assembly）. We believe that the members are busy planning all kinds of epidemic prevention measures on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, delayed preparation, personnel and raw material scheduling, customer delivery and so on. We believe that the original annual plan of the PCB manufacturers has been seriously disrupted. However, as the epidemic continues to spread around the world, it can be predicted that this year's global economic growth and even the associated negative impact on the PCB fabrication industry will be inevitable.
More than 50% of global PCB fabrication has been made in China, and its overall PCB fabrication output value accounts for more than 70% of that of Taiwan and land-based manufacturers, and the rest three become foreign-funded enterprises such as Europe, America, Japan and South Korea; although Taiwan's overall PCB fabrication output value is the world's leader, 63% of it is produced in mainland China. Most Taiwan funded or foreign-funded PCB fabrication factories have production bases both at home and abroad. At this time, most of them can dispatch emergency production needs through other factory capacity. However, the difficulties faced by enterprises whose manufacturing bases are concentrated in mainland China may be more severe. Therefore, the outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in China has led to regional control, traffic control, flow of people, logistics and other issues. For the global electronics and PCB fabrication supply chain, it is the first comprehensive new challenge after the 2020 spring.
PCB is an indispensable key component of electronic products. Although it is short of the influence of new coronavirus pneumonia to reduce terminal consumption kinetic energy, it is believed that the demand for 5G applications and new energy vehicles will continue to rise. It is still a great opportunity for Taiwan funded PCB to win. In this important and confusing moment, it is precisely the best training to clear up our minds. We believe that PCB fabrication will take this as a mirror and revisit enterprises. Business operation strategies, such as risk dispersion, production layout, smart manufacturing, supply chain management, etc. It is also expected that the upstream and downstream supply chains can overcome the difficulties together, give each other the greatest support and assistance, let PCB fabrication factories stand firm in this wave of turbulence, hand in hand through the night storm, and meet the glorious dawn.