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Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material has reported net profits of NT$2.77 billion ($90.35 million) for 2016, increasing 15.95% from a year earlier. Based on the earnings, the company plans to hand out dividends of NT$4.70 in cash for 2016, according to Digitimes.
Consolidated revenues for 2016 totaled NT$22.07 billion, up 5.75% on year. Gross margin stood at 26.12% in 2016, up 1.85pps from the previous year. Revenues for the first two months of 2017 reached NT$3.673 billion, increasing 18.97% from a year earlier.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Industry consultant Walt Custer of Custer Consulting sat down with me at productronica 2017 to once again inform our readers with his yearly update and perspective on what’s happening in the industry. And guess what? It’s good news! Pertinent charts referenced in our conversation are included, but if you want more, Walt invites you to click the link at the end of this conversation and email him directly.
Kiersten Rohde and Jonathan Zinski, I-Connect007
Recently, Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Circuits, invited two of I-Connect007’s newest team members, IT coordinator Jonathan Zinski and Editor Kiersten Rohde, to tour his facility in West Chicago, Illinois. Happy Holden, resident PCB expert, also joined the newbies on their field trip to ASC. In the following articles, Jonathan and Kiersten describe their experience touring ASC. Special thanks to Anaya for hosting the I-Connect007 team.
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