Competition Heats Up Between Japanese, Taiwanese FPCB Makers


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Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers are likely to be forced to lower their prices in order to fend off competition from Japan-based rivals for securing more orders from Apple, according to a Digitimes report.

Buoyed by increasing production capacity at its plant in Malaysia, Japan-based PCB maker Ibiden has geared its efforts to solicit more orders from Apple, a move which may affect orders for Taiwan-based PCB suppliers including Unimicron Technology, Unitech Printed Circuit Board and Compeq Manufacturing.

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