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Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of multilayer, HDI, and rigid-flex PCBs for industries ranging from automotive electronics, smartphones, wearable devices, and networking equipment, has posted sales of NT$1.37 billion ($49.38 million at $1:NT$27.74) for November, up by 16% from the previous month but down by 17.25% year-on-year.
For January to November, Unitech PCB’s total sales reached NT$12.07 billion ($435.17 million), down by 6% compared with the same period last year.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
“We’re not out of trouble yet, but it’s a whole lot better than a couple of months ago.” Walt Custer’s business outlook update, with emphasis on the European electronics industry, attracted a capacity audience to EIPC’s webinar on October 2. Pete Starkey details how it wasn’t all bad news.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Nanya Technology, Taiwan's biggest DRAM chipmaker, will apply for a permit to provide chips to ZTE. The company said it has been notified about restrictions on shipments to ZTE, and that the ban would have limited effect on its operation. The company said on May 9 that it is preparing to apply for a permit to continue shipping chips to ZTE Corp. as export restrictions took a new turn due to a US-China trade spat.
One of the most popular questions we receive concerns the market for M&A. Here is our take on the current market for PCB shops in North America. In general, the PCB market in North America is not growing, which means that to grow, shops either must take market share from others, or grow through acquisitions.