Amtech works across many industries ranging from Aerospace to Automotive Aftermarket to Medical Devices and Manufacturing, and as such we are often asked to predict the future. Our customers want to know not only what interesting projects we are taking on, but also the implications of where some of this will lead. And while we are protective of our customers’ trade secrets, there are also trends we see across various industries that we know will add up to significant shifts in not only the way electronics are assembled, but also how they are used.
Predicting exactly what trends will emerge in the PCB assembly industry in 2023 is challenging, as that will be influenced by a variety of factors such as advances in technology, market demand, and economic conditions. However, some potential trends that could potentially shape the industry in the coming years include:
- Miniaturization: As electronics continue to get smaller and more compact, there will likely be a trend towards miniaturization in PCB assembly, with a focus on developing smaller and more efficient components.
- Increased automation: The use of automation in PCB assembly is likely to continue to increase, as it can improve efficiency and reduce the risk of errors. This could involve the use of robots and other automated equipment for tasks such as soldering and testing.
- Greater demand for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs: The demand for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs is expected to continue to grow, as they offer a higher component density and improved performance. This could lead to a greater focus on developing and producing HDI PCBs in the industry.
- Use of advanced materials: There may be a trend towards the use of advanced materials in PCB assembly, such as high-temperature resistant materials and flexible substrates, to improve the performance and reliability of electronic devices.
- Increasing use of surface mount technology (SMT): The use of surface mount technology (SMT) is expected to continue to increase in PCB assembly, as it allows for more efficient and cost-effective production of electronic devices.
While nobody can predict the future, at Amtech we are always working to stay one step ahead of where the world is going in order to meet the needs of our customers. Adding new equipment, expanding our facility and constantly innovating are all core aspects of who we are and why our customers trust us. If we can help you with your next project, don’t hesitate to reach out and lets find what the future holds in store together.