Visant Strategies has just published a report predicting robust growth for the printed-circuit- board (PCB) industry. The report, "Printed Circuit Board: World Outlook," sees global revenues for PCBs growing from over $50 billion in 2007 to more than $76 billion in 2012. Global revenues for PCBs are given for a multitude of categories such as single, double and multilayer PCBs, rigid, flex or rigid-flex PCBs, PCBs by end-product sector and for PCBs using substrates such as Alumina, FR4, and beryllium oxide (BeO). According to the report, the Asia-Pacific region will continue to expand in PCB production as PCB revenues for the region increase by more than 60 percent from 2007 to 2012. The report provides PCB revenues and expenditures for North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific Region, and the rest of the world through 2012.

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