March 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm
The demand from manufacturers to produce netbooks is showing little signs of waning. Taiwan’s leading PCB (printed circuit board) makers, Gold Circuit Electronics and Hannstar Board, reported February month-on-month sales increases of 47% and 25% respectively. Indeed demand is so strong that it has already received PCB orders for April. GCE expects total notebook PCB shipments of 30 million units, of which netbook PCBs is expected to account for between 10-15%. Given the strong PCB demand, it is not surprising to hear that Acer reported February revenues of NT$30.8 billion, a month-on-month rise of 41%, according to company sources.