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Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd, a Taiwan-based supplier of flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL) and PV module backsheets, has posted consolidated revenue of NT$919 million ($29.86 million) for October, down by 3.7% from the previous month and by 8.3% year-on-year. For January to October, total sales reached NT$8.152 billion ($264.79 million), down by 12.5% compared with the same period last year.
Revenue for the Electronic Materials (EM) business totaled NT$853 million ($27.7 million), slightly down by 0.72 month-on-month, but up by 16.9% year-on-year. For the PV segment, revenue reached NT$51 million ($1.66 million), down by 34% on-month and by 80.7% on-year.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
Rather than joining the annual forecast fray by attempting to provide guidance or guesses as to the outlook for the PCB and electronic assembly businesses in 2017, I thought I would provide a different year-end assessment. Here are a few thoughts for the New Year and beyond from a long-term colleague and friend of the past half century, Harvey Miller, electronics market researcher, consultant and founder of Fabfile Online.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
With 2016 winding down, Walt Custer shared his end-of-the-year market research data with me at the recent electronica trade show in Munich, Germany. In our interview, Walt breaks down his findings and offers insight into the changing trends as we head into 2017.
Karl Dietz, Karl Dietz Consulting LLC
Checking back on Tech Talk Nos. 100 and 200, which reflected on past and anticipated future changes in electronic packaging, I noted the production shift to Asia, followed by the relocation of the supplier base, and, more recently, the design of electronic devices.