Just Ask Happy: Ranking the Top Countries by Fab Technology and Production


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We asked for you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, and you took us up on it! The questions you've posed run the gamut, covering technology, the worldwide fab market, and everything in between. This time, one of our readers asked Happy to rank the top countries that provide PCB fabrication services. How would you rank these countries? Check out the global fab trends now and in 10 years.

It's interesting that Happy sees Germany falling down a few pegs, while China and Taiwan continue to gain in technology and in production numbers. After the COVID-19 smoke clears, there may be a real reshuffling of the fab deck. Time will tell. 

Q: In terms of overall PCB fabrication capability, how would you rank these countries in terms of technology and production, today and in 10 years: USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Germany, and the UK?

A: I don’t have a crystal ball, but here is my best guess:

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