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Taiwan-based Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of HDI, rigid-flex PCBs, and flex PCBs, has reported unaudited net sales of NT$5.1 billion ($173.9 million at $1:NT$29.53) for May, up by 26.7% year-on-year, but down by 1.7% from the previous month.
For January to May, Compeq’s total sales reached NT$27.9 billion ($945.6 million), up by 27% 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.