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Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of flexible PCB materials such as flexible copper clad laminates (CCLs), coverlay, and bonding sheets, has announced that consolidated revenue for January 2021 totaled NT$750 million ($26.79 million at $1:NT$27.99 ), down by 4% from the previous month, but up by 44% year-on-year.
The revenue for its Electronic Materials segment reached NT$729 million ($26 million), down by 4.6% month-on-month, but up by 45.7% year-on-year.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
I recently spoke with Jamin Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing at All Flex Flexible Circuits in Minnesota. We discussed the company’s recent merger with Printed Circuits Inc., and some creative new flex applications, including flexible heaters and catheters for the medical field. As Jamin explains, "It’s always interesting to see different technologies amongst different companies. We’re working on a few new applications and products, like being able to do some fine lines and flex materials, but with large format, a longer format than usual. Some of their capabilities with lasering and fine features really help with our long flex capability; when we merge the two, we see a new market being created for that technology."
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
For the first time since its foundation in 1974, the Institute of Circuit Technology had no alternative than to conduct its Annual General Meeting online. The event, which took place on February 25, 2021, was remarkably well-attended, and was followed, as is traditional, by a technical seminar. The seminar became a webinar focused on novel materials and methods for printed circuit fabrication and moderated by ICT Chair Emma Hudson.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, John Mitchell, and others in our “Just Ask” series. Now, it’s Tara Dunn’s turn! Today's question: What is the maximum thickness of a single flex layer?