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Zhen Ding Technology, Compeq Manufacturing and Flexium Interconnect—reportedly among Apple’s PCB suppliers—all enjoyed revenue growths in April 2018, according to Digitimes.
Flexible PCB specialist Zhen Ding has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.875 billion ($196.4 million) for April 2018, up about 27% on year and 6.8% sequentially. Also specializing in flexible PCBs, Flexium posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion for April 2018, up by 41.6% year-on-year and 25.6% month-on-month. Meanwhile, HDI PCB maker Compeq has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.55 billion, up 8.3% sequentially and 2.6% on year.
Emilie Jolivet, YOLE DÉVELOPPEMENT
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Thy-An Tran, Pioneer Circuits Inc.
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