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Apex International expects its automotive and 10-layer board products to drive the future growth of the Taiwan-invested PCB maker in Thailand, according to Digitimes.
Costs on PCB materials such as CCLs have been rising over the past two years, said Apex CEO Bill Chou, adding that the company has been optimizing its production efficiency to cut its overall manufacturing costs by about 5%. Apex will be able to see its gross margin increase in 2018 despite rising materials prices, the report added.
On the last morning of IPC APEX EXPO 2018, we met with Nancy Jaster, IPC design programs manager and one of the driving forces behind IPC’s STEM Outreach program for high school students. We spoke about the students who were arriving on site at IPC APEX EXPO, and what the industry, and IPC, hoped to achieve with this valuable program.
In an interview with I-Connect007, IPC Exhibits Manager Kim DiCianni discusses the IPC APEX EXPO 2018 app and how this powerful tool will keep attendees on track. She also highlights its usefulness for exhibitors.
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Publisher Barry Matties and Managing Editor Andy Shaughnessy join Bob Neves of Microtek Labs for a review of IPC APEX EXPO 2017 and a look at the state of the PCB industry.