Three large IPC manufacturers are making moves to expand operations in the Shanghai area, according to sources from within the industry. Advantech, ICP Electronics and Adlink Technology are up-scaling production capabilities, due primarily to the great demand in the market within China, rather than export opportunities.
Advantech, who currently has a design and manufacturing facility in the area, is expected to invest US$20 million by the end of the third quarter, this year, in the hopes of increasing their volume production capacity by the turn of the year.
The production base of ICP is expected to be granted US$12 million to establish eight new production lines, on top of the current three, which are to be operational by the end of next month.
Adlink’s productions base will see US$6 million for the building of new factories which should be finished by the end of June this year, and should be operational by the end of the year.