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Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of flexible printed circuit materials such as flexible copper clad laminates (CCLs) and coverlays, has announced consolidated revenues of NT$753 million ($27.15 million at $1:NT$27.73) for May, up by 1% on month, and by 24.8% year-on-year (YoY).
Cumulative revenues for the first five months of the year reached NT$3.7 billion ($133.4 million), up by 25.6% compared with the same period last year. Revenues for the Electronics Materials segment reached a record-high $723 million ($26.07 million), up by 1.4% on-month, and by 22.7% YoY. For the first five months of the year, Taiflex’s EM business registered total sales of NT$3.58 billion ($129.1 million), up by 25% YoY.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
There was some good news this week, as Republicans and Democrats managed to cooperate long enough to pass the CHIPS Act. Members of the House and Senate don’t usually act until they get worried about being voted out of office, so pardon me if I’m not ready to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again” just yet. But this is still really good news; the politicians are on the record now, and we can hold them accountable.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
With his knowledgeable insight into the business and technology of the printed circuit industry, Dr. Shiuh-Kao Chiang, managing partner at Prismark Partners, has put a global perspective on the challenges of the 2022 PCB market. His presentation at the EIPC Summer Conference in Orebro, Sweden, on June 14 was eagerly awaited by an attentive audience, keen to share his vision. From his comments, it was clear that 2022 will be an interesting year and does not appear particularly friendly for the PCB business.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The Top 5 list this week contains industry analysis from IPC’s Shawn DuBravac, news on the passage of the U.S. “CHIPS Plus” bill, new materials from Ventec, news about a fab for sale, and a chemistry company completing their acquisition, plus a brand new book in the I-Connect007 eBooks series.