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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$5.97 billion ($199.4 million at $1:NT$29.93) for June 2022, a jump of nearly 58% year-on-year, and an increase of 16% from the previous month.
For the first half of the year, Compeq’s achieved total sales of NT$33.88 billion ($1.13 billion), up by 31.5% compared with the first half of 2021.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
I recently spoke with Mike Morando, director of sales and marketing for PFC Flexible Circuits and a contributor for Flex007. I asked Mike to discuss the latest innovations at PFC, as well as some of the trends he’s seeing in flex and rigid-flex circuits now. Mike also discusses rigidized flex, a technology that is an alternative to rigid-flex circuits—one that can save customers up to 20% compared to rigid-flex. Innovation in the flex arena never seems to stop.
Kelly Dack, CID+, EPTAC
I recently sat down with Joe Clark, founder, and Ray Fugitt, technical marketing manager, of DownStream Technologies to discuss trends in tool design and manufacturing, including rigid-flex design and refreshed graphical user interfaces (GUI).
Mark Gallant, DownStream Technologies
Flex and rigid-flex PCB constructions are not new concepts. It has become commonplace as engineers look for alternative circuit packaging for ever-shrinking electronic products. A flat, one-sheet schematic for a straight ribbon cable is analogous to its physical flat substrate. A flat, multi-sheet schematic that details circuitry for a rigid-flex design bears little visual resemblance to its three-dimensional, variable material rigid-flex assembly. However, in both schematic examples, schematic-based analysis tools are applied equally. This same truth also applies to common FR-4-based two-layer or multilayer PCBs.