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Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) maker Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd has posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.156 billion ($38.1 million) for September 2017, up by 3.47% month-on-month, and an increase of 38.5% year-on-year. Total revenues for the third quarter was NT$3.22 billion ($106.14 million), up by 16% from the previous quarter, and an increase of 32% compared to 3Q2016.
September revenue for the Electronics Materials (EM) segment reached NT$847 million ($27.9 million), up by 1.66% from the previous month. For the third quarter, revenues of the EM business reached NT$2.37 billion ($78.12 million), up by 45.8% from the previous quarter, and by 23.89% compared with the same period last year, amid increasing market demand.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
In the past 30+ years of PCB manufacturing in China, you would be hard-pressed to find someone more connected to the pulse of the Asian market than Gene Weiner. Barry Matties met with the industry veteran at HKPCA to get his take on the show, the current and future market conditions of China, and any effect the new U.S. administration might have on trade relations going forward.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
At productronica, MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions and Alpha Assembly Solutions had one large combined booth to promote the companies’ integration. Over a buttered pretzel (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it), we talked about the newly amalgamated company, something everyone in the company is quite enthusiastic about.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Hold on to your seats! 2018 will be a year full of rapid changes, surprises, and growth. M&A activities will flourish. The supply chain will suffer shortages and changes as demand increases, copycats will rush to market, and new markets and potential suppliers will vanish before they are established.