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Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific, a supplier of flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL), has projected 2019 revenues to fall over 10% from 2018 due to unclear order visibility for the second half of the year, compared to flat revenue performance predicted early this year.
Taiflex's second-quarter revenues declined by 12.89% on year to NT$2.078 billion ($66.7 million), but it managed to score net earnings of NT$281 million, compared to losses in the first quarter. Its revenues for the first half of the year plunged 21.31% on year to NT$3.45 billion, with net earnings of NTY$274 million representing an annual rise of 7.52%.
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.