Top 10 global rigid-flex PCB manufacturers
What is a rigid-flex PCB? According to Google, “a rigid-flex PCB is a hybrid circuit board combining elements of both flexible circuit boards and rigid circuit boards, with an end result of a board that is able to be folded or continuously flexed and is normally formed into a flexed shape or curve during the manufacturing process.” Major global rigid-flex PCB manufacturers include Nippon Mektron, Unimicron, Young Poong Group, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and Nanya PCB, etc. Let’s have a deep look one by one!
Nippon Mektron, Ltd. began in November 1969 in Kukizaki Village (now Tsukuba City), Ibaraki Prefecture, as the flexible printed circcuit board (FPC) manufacturing subsidiary of NOK Corporation.
Nippon Mektron designs, manufactures, and sells single-sided and double-sided circuit boards. Nippon Mektron offers its products both in domestic Japan and international markets. Nippon Mektron have grown to become the world’s leading FPC manufacturer.
single-side FPC, double-side FPC, multi-layer FPC(FLEX BOARD), Component Assembly FPC, high-speed transmission FPC, and so on.
Unimicron Technology Corporation (Unimicron) is a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer headquartered in Taiwan. The company produces PCBs, high-density interconnection (HDI) boards, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, integrated circuit (IC) carriers, and others.
In addition, it provides testing and burn-in services for IC substrates and PCBs. Applications of its products and services include liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, personal computers (PCs) and peripheral products, notebook computers, network cards, facsimile machines, scanners, mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and others. Unimicron has manufacturing sites and/or service centers in Taiwan, China, Germany, and Japan.
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
High Density Interconnection Boards
Young Poong Group
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
Young Poong Group is a South Korean chaebol (conglomerate) specializing in the mining, electronics, and book-selling industries. It was established in 1949 and is currently ranked among the 30 largest conglomerates in South Korea.
|Headquarters||Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
SEMCO is a multinational electronic component company. It is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. The company produces chip parts such as MLCCs, printed circuit boards, camera modules, network modules, and semiconductor substrates.
Established in 1973 as Samsung Sanyo Parts, the name was changed to Samsung Electric Parts the following year. The name was again changed to Samsung Electronics Parts in 1977, and then to Samsung Electro-Mechanics in 1987. The company is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea, with additional manufacturing facilities in Sejong and Busan.
MLCC, Printed circuit board (PCB), Camera module
Nanya PCB was originally affiliated to the Circuit Board Division of Nanya Plastics Corporation, a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Group, and later officially became Nanya Circuit Board Co., Ltd. in 1986. Manufacturing and R&D work.
Conventional PCB, HDI, Rigid-Flex, Ajinomoto Build-up Film Substrate, Prepreg Substrate
Compeq was the first specialized printed-circuit board (PCB) manufacturing company in Taiwan to support the government’s policy in developing the high-tech industry. Beginning with producing single-sided and doubled-sided printed circuit boards, and progressing by persistent dedication to technology research and development, Compeq then started mass production of 6-layer printed circuit boards for computers in 1983, leading Taiwan PCB industry into the new stage for multi-layer board production.
electronic technology, semiconductors, integrated circuits
Ibiden is a Japanese electronics company headquartered in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture that manufactures electronics-related products, such as printed circuit boards and IC packaging. The company also makes ceramics products, including particulate filters for diesel engines, for which it has a 50% market share in Europe.
Ibiden was founded as an electrical power generation company in 1912. In the following decades the company diversified its operations and products, from power generation to electric furnace products (between 1917 and 1919), building materials (in 1960), printed circuit board (in 1972) and ceramic fibers (in 1974).
Today electronic components and ceramics are the company’s main products, with customers including Apple Inc., Intel and Groupe PSA (PSA Peugeot Citroën).
IC Package, Printed Wiring Board, SiC-DPF, Substrate Holding Mat, Graphite Specialty, High Temperature Insulation Wool
|Headquarters||California, United States|
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, TTM is a leading global technology solutions company and printed circuit board manufacturer. TTM focus on quick-turn and volume production of technologically advanced PCBs and backplanes, and the design and manufacture of high-frequency radio frequency (“RF”) and microwave components and assemblies.
Main products: Conventional PCB, HDI PCB, Flex/Rigid-Flex PCB, RF/Microwave PCB and so on.
|Headquarters||Shenzhen, Guangdong, China|
Shennan Circuits is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Its main production bases are located in Shenzhen, Jiangsu Wuxi and Nantong, China. Its business covers the world, with subsidiaries in North America and R&D sites in Europe. Shennan Circuit has been deeply involved in the printed circuit board industry for more than 30 years, and has three main businesses: printed circuit boards, electronic assembly and packaging substrates.
The company is a key high-tech enterprise of the National Torch Program, the first national technology innovation demonstration enterprise and national enterprise technology center in the printed circuit board industry, the chairman unit of China Electronic Circuit Industry Association (CPCA) and the chairman unit of the Standards Committee.
At present, the company has become the world’s leading wireless base station RF power amplifier PCB supplier, the domestic leading processor chip packaging substrate supplier, and a characteristic enterprise of electronic assembly manufacturing.
Main products and services:
PCB, PCBA, SUB, SIP
CMK is a manufacturer of printed wiring boards (PWBs) with over five decades of experience.
The company specializes in manufacturing PWBs for the automotive industry and has more than 30 years of experience in PWBs for automotive use.
CMK Group’s automotive HDI PWB share ranks first in the world. CMK’s business is worldwide, and its products are exported to all over the world.