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Copper-clad laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material has reported net profits of NT$2.77 billion ($90.35 million) for 2016, increasing 15.95% from a year earlier. Based on the earnings, the company plans to hand out dividends of NT$4.70 in cash for 2016, according to Digitimes.
Consolidated revenues for 2016 totaled NT$22.07 billion, up 5.75% on year. Gross margin stood at 26.12% in 2016, up 1.85pps from the previous year. Revenues for the first two months of 2017 reached NT$3.673 billion, increasing 18.97% from a year earlier.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
A return to the historic spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England for the Institute of Circuit Technology Northern Seminar, to enjoy a diverse programme of presentations on safety standards, research in selective metal deposition, and developments in imaging and inspection techniques.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
While strolling the aisles at productronica, I happened upon the booth of Hofstetter Plating. I was not familiar with this PCB company so I stopped to chat. It turns out they aren’t exactly a PCB fabricator, but provide a comprehensive plating service in Europe and occasionally beyond that, offering several exotic and unique plating processes.
Solder mask remains a relatively hands-on task, which can result in human error. But equipment manufacturer Pluritec wants to change that. At PCB West, I spoke with Pluritec Vice President of Sales Lino Sousa about the company’s new spray technology that can turn solder mask application into what is essentially a push-button operation.