SMT tape mounting technology is the most popular one in the current electronic installation industry. It is a kind of circuit mounting technology that installs lead-free or short lead surface mounting parts on the surface of printed circuit boards or other substrates by reflow welding or dip welding.
The application of SMT receiving tape in China started in the early 1990s, and the SMT receiving tape production line was initially introduced from the United States, Japan and other countries for the production of color TV tuners. Then it is widely used in the production of pocket high-grade multi-band radio, walkman, video recorder, VCD, DVD, BB, mobile phone, etc. In recent years, it has also been widely used in computer, communication equipment, 3C smart phone, excavator, medical equipment, automobile electronics, aerospace electronic products. Global PCBA manufacturers, including those from the United States, Japan, Europe, Singapore and Taiwan, have basically moved SMT receiving and processing plants to the mainland of China, making the mainland of China the global electronic manufacturing center and processing center.
During the 30 years from 1991 to 2016, a total of 123,535 mounter sets have been introduced in China, with the value of one piece over RMB 1 million. Since the 21st century, China's electronic information products manufacturing industry at a speed of more than 20% growth every year, in the first quarter of 2017, in the domestic smartphone market in mainland China, driven by imported SMT machine 3666 units, the amount of $250.4403 million, compared with 1, 2015 - march, growth of 38.1% and 32.9% respectively, reached its highest level since 2012 in the same period.
Global industry analysts forecast that by 2021, the global SMT receiving belt equipment market sales will reach $3.9 billion, the annual growth rate will reach 6.7%, Stratistics MRC is more optimistic forecast by 2023 its sales will reach $6.21 billion.