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PCB drill bit maker Topoint Technology is expected to post a 5-10% sequential decrease in first-quarter revenues, but revenues will start registering sequential growth in the second quarter and grow through the fourth quarter, according to a Digitimes report.
Topoint is likely to enjoy double-digit revenue growth in 2018, with sales of its cutting tools and PCB drilling services expected to drive the overall revenue growth for the year.
At DesignCon 2018, I spoke with James Hofer, general manager for Accurate Circuit Engineering, a quick-turn fabricator based in Santa Ana, California. James gave me a preview of AccuWrap, a new type of processing technology that lets designers reduce the amount of copper during sequential laminations while still meeting IPC specs, which should be of great interest to RF designers.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
Once driven by hardware, the controller industry for PCB drilling is now one being driven primarily by software, so says Holger Dornau, of SIEB & MEYER. Barry Matties sat down with Holger at the CPCA show in Shanghai to discuss CNC drilling and routing machine controllers and why It's becoming more and more important for fabricators to consider.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I recently had the opportunity to speak with John-Michael Gray, president of Triangle Labs. We had quite a discussion on their rather unique capability of building large-format PCBs and multilayers—perhaps the largest PCBs in the world.