Top 10 PCB manufacturers in Japan

Top 10 PCB manufacturers in Japan

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1. Nippon Mektron

Nippon Mektron

Established time1969-11-5
Headquarters1-12-15, Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Capital5 billion yen
Company website

Company profile:
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.

Main products:
single-side FPC, double-side FPC, multi-layer FPC(FLEX BOARD), Component Assembly FPC, high-speed transmission FPC, and so on.

2. Ibiden


Established time1912-11-25
Headquarters2-1 Kanda-cho, Ogaki, Gifu 503-8604, Japan
CapitalJPY 64,152 Million
Company website

Company profile:
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).

Main products:
IC Package, Printed Wiring Board, SiC-DPF, Substrate Holding Mat, Graphite Specialty, High Temperature Insulation Wool

3. Meiko


Established time1975-11-25
Headquarters5-14-15, Ogami, Ayase-shi, Kanagawa, Japan 252-1104
Capital12,888.47 million yen
Company website

Company profile:
Founded in 1975, Japan’s Meiko Group is mainly engaged in the design, manufacture, and sales of printed circuit boards (PCB), mainly for APPLE, SIEMENS, MOTOROLA, BOSCH, PANASONIC, SAMSUNG, SONY, CANON, TOYOTA, BMW, HITACHI, MITSUBISHI, SANYO and other internationally renowned brand companies provide upstream electronic product services.

Meiko provides state-of-the-art products, such as AnyLayer HDI ,which offer free connection among all layers, adapted to the shrinking size of mobile phones and other handheld devices, as well as high heat dissipation PCBs and high electric current PCBs capable of withstanding harsh environments like the inside of car engines and solar power generators.

Main products:
Double-sided/multi-layer through-hole PCBs, HDI PCB, Flex PCB, Flex-Rigid PCB
High Electric Current PCBs, Heat Dissipation PCBs, Embedded Devices PCBs, Solder Stencils, PCB Testers, Imaging Devices, Imaging System

4. Fujikura


Established time1910-3-18
Headquarters1-5-1, Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512 MAP
Capital53.0 billion yen (as of March 31, 2022)
Company website

Company profile:
Fujikura is a global, Tokyo-based electrical equipment manufacturing company that develops and manufactures power and telecommunication systems products, including devices for optical fibers, such as cutters and splicers.

Fujikura was founded by Zenpachi Fujikura when he began manufacturing silk and cotton-insulated winding wires in 1885. In 1910 Fujikura Electric Wire Corporation was established with Tomekichi Fujikura, Zenpachi’s younger brother, acting as the company’s representative. Over the years the company expanded both in Japan and overseas and as of 2013 the company had subsidiaries across Europe, Asia, North and South America, and North Africa.

Main products:

  • Optical transmission systems
  • Electronic materials
  • Telecommunications cables
  • Defense technology

5. Shinko


Established time1946-9-12
Headquarters80, Oshimada-machi, Nagano-shi, Nagano, 381-2287 Japan
Capital24,223 million yen (As of September 30, 2022)
Company website

Company profile:
Established in 1946, Shinko develops and produce of various “Semiconductor Packages” adapted for the miniaturization, acceleration, and performance enhancement of semiconductors.

Shinko has subsidiaries in Japan and several other countries. Its products are sold to the whole world. Shinko aims to enrich and contribute to the lives of people all over the world through providing its cutting-edge packaging technologies, including for markets related to IoT and AI.

Main products:

  • Flip-Chip Type Packages
  • Plastic-BGA Substrates
  • IC Assembly
  • Leadframes
  • Glass-to-Metal Seals
  • Heat Spreaders
  • Ceramic Electrostatic Chuck

6. CMK


Established time1961-2
Capital22,310.1million yen
Company website

Company profile:
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.

Main products:

  • High-frequency PCB
  • Metal core PCB
  • Semi-flex PCB
  • Metal base PCB
  • Solder crack control PWB
  • Rigid-flex PCB
  • Multilayer PCB
  • Thick copper PWB
  • Conventional PWB

7. Kyocera


Established time1959-4-1
Headquarters6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan 612-8501
Common Stock115,703 million JPY (948 million USD)
Company website

Company profile:
Kyocera is a Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Company, Limited in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori and renamed in 1982. It manufactures industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, office document imaging equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, and components for medical and dental implant systems.

Main products:

  • Semiconductor packages
  • Industrial components
  • Automotive components
  • Electronic devices
  • Solar power-generating systems
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Mobile phones
  • Applied ceramic products

8. SumitomoDenko


Established time1897-4
Headquarters4-5-33, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Capital Stock99,737 million yen
Company website

Company profile:
SumitomoDenko is a manufacturer of electric wire and optical fiber cables. Its headquarters are in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The company’s shares are listed in the first section of the Tokyo, Nagoya Stock Exchanges, and the Fukuoka Stock Exchange. In the period ending March 2021, the company reported consolidated sales of US$26,5 billion (2,918,580 million Japanese yen).

The company was founded in 1897 to produce copper wire for electrical uses. Sumitomo Electric operates in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial materials and is developing in two others: Life Sciences and Materials & Resources. It has more than 400 subsidiaries and over 280,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

Main products:
Automotive, Infocommunications, Electronics, Environment and Energy, Industrial Materials & Others

9. Murata


Established time1944-10
Headquarters10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 617-8555, Japan
Total assets¥2.81 trillion (2022)
Company website

Company profile:
Murata is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic components, based in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto.

Murata Manufacturing is primarily involved in the manufacturing of ceramic passive electronic components, primarily capacitors, and has an overwhelming marketshare worldwide in ceramic filters, high-frequency parts, and sensors.

As of March 31, 2013 Murata Manufacturing has 24 subsidiaries in Japan and 52 overseas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Finland, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India.

Main products:

  • Monolithic ceramic capacitors
  • SAW filters
  • Ceramic resonators
  • Piezoelectric sensors
  • Ceramic filters
  • Piezoelectric buzzers
  • Short-range wireless modules
  • Communication modules (including Bluetooth® modules)
  • Multilayer ceramic devices
  • Connectors
  • Isolators
  • Power supplies
  • Circuit modules
  • EMI Suppression filters
  • Inductor (coils)
  • Sensors

10. Nitto Denko

Nitto Denko

Established time1918-10-25
HeadquartersO-fuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Total assets¥855,433 million (FY 2014)
Company website

Company profile:
Nitto Denko is a Japanese company that produces tapes, vinyl, LCDs, insulation, and several other products. It was founded in Osaki, Tokyo in 1918 to produce electrical insulation and it survived World War II, despite the destruction of its central offices which have since moved to Osaka. Nitto is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) keiretsu.

Main products:

  • Reverse osmosis membranes for desalination of water, a 4″, 8″ or 16″ diameter elements
  • Vertical filter film and horizontal filter film for liquid crystal display
  • Products being utilized in various areas of the automotive industry and housing
  • Transdermal Therapeutic patches
  • Surgical tapes and dressings
  • Transparent conductive film and high-clarity optical-use adhesive sheets for touch panel
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