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PCB maker Unimicron Technology managed to post net profits of NT$728 million ($24.02 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, ending three consecutive quarters of losses, according to a Digitimes report. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.49 for the quarter.
For all of 2016, net profits reached NT$12 million. Consolidated revenues for 2016 totaled NT$62.638 billion, up 3% on year, while gross margin improved to 9.4% from the previous 9.2%.
07/26/2017 | Tom Kastner
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.
04/03/2017 | Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
The CPCA show held at the China International PCB And Assembly Show was moderately busy even though the new venue was not quite ready (no escalators, the "water closets" not fully finished, the heat was only on for a few hours one day). It showcased products for PCB Manufacturing, Electronic Assembly Materials and Manufacturing Services.
02/09/2017 | Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
This month’s column is a bit shorter than usual as we prepare for next month’s IPC APEX EXPO and its Executive Forum for PCB fabricators and their supply chain. This month also marks the 65th anniversary of Epec LLC in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The company, founded in 1952, is the oldest printed circuit fabricator in North America. Half of its $50 million in sales is reported to be with printed circuits.