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Copper-clad laminate (CCL) firm ITEQ has reported net profits surged 42.6% to NT$1.78 billion ($57.6 million) in 2018, when consolidated revenues increased 5.6% year-on-year to NT$22.4 billion, according to Digitimes.
Improvement in the company's product mix led to the profit growth, according to ITEQ, which has been enhancing its high-frequency and high-speed product line. Digitimes reports that Iteq is gearing up for demand for 5G infrastructure, and orders generated from orders for 5G equipment will start contributing substantially to company revenues in the second half of 2019.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently spoke with PCB Technologies’ Jeff De Serrano, Yaniv Maydar, and Alon Menache about their new venture, InPack. They explain their plans to focus on advanced packaging, miniaturization, and other high-end technology, with much faster time to market, and they offer a view of the global market as well.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
EIPC’s 17th Technical Snapshot webinar on May 4 focused on developments in automotive electronics, particularly on advances in the technologies required to support the evolution of autonomous driving. The team brought together two expert speakers to present their detailed views on topics encompassed within “CASE,” the acronym that appears to be taking over the automotive industry.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
While there are many Chinese companies now selling in the United States, I wanted to find one in Taiwan that is penetrating the U.S. market. I was delighted to come across EISO Enterprise Co. Ltd., a printed circuit board fabricator located in Taiwan. I know that the American companies are usually looking for PCB global partners in countries other than China, which made my conversation with Gary (Jung Kun) Chien all the more interesting, especially when he shared his thoughts on the U.S-China trade wars.