BANNOCKBURN, IL — Total North American PCB shipments in October were up 9% compared to the same month last year and were down 13.3% compared to last month, according to the IPC's findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.07.
PCB year-to-date bookings in October were down 4.5 percent compared to last year. October bookings were down 22.5 percent compared to the same month last year.
“Both order and shipment data in October were relatively weak but these data come on the heels of a strong September which has left the book-to-bill in positive territory,” said Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s chief economist. “Strong bookings in September suggest shipments should remain solid in the month ahead.”