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Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit (FPC) manufacturer Flexium Interconnect Inc. has posted sales of NT$1.72 billion ($57.97 million at $1=NT$29.72) in April, down by 28% year-on-year, and by 49.37% from the previous month’s NT$3.4 billion ($110 million).
Nevertheless, cumulative sales from January to April totaled NT$11.2 billion ($377.3 million), up by 17.8% compared with the same period last year.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
“We’re not out of trouble yet, but it’s a whole lot better than a couple of months ago.” Walt Custer’s business outlook update, with emphasis on the European electronics industry, attracted a capacity audience to EIPC’s webinar on October 2. Pete Starkey details how it wasn’t all bad news.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Nanya Technology, Taiwan's biggest DRAM chipmaker, will apply for a permit to provide chips to ZTE. The company said it has been notified about restrictions on shipments to ZTE, and that the ban would have limited effect on its operation. The company said on May 9 that it is preparing to apply for a permit to continue shipping chips to ZTE Corp. as export restrictions took a new turn due to a US-China trade spat.
One of the most popular questions we receive concerns the market for M&A. Here is our take on the current market for PCB shops in North America. In general, the PCB market in North America is not growing, which means that to grow, shops either must take market share from others, or grow through acquisitions.