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Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) maker Flexium Interconnect expects to enjoy another year of double-digit revenue growth in 2018. Flexium has started shipping FPCBs for new smartphones slated for launch later in 2018, according to company chairman Cheng Ming-chih, Digitimes reported.
Revenues have started picking up in the second quarter. Growing demand of high-end FPCBs for dual-SIM smartphones will buoy further Flexium's sales performance in 2018, Cheng said.
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