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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.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
While at IPC APEX EXPO a few weeks ago, I sat down with George Hsin, chief strategy officer for TUC Worldwide, and Alan Cochrane, president of TUC North America. I was interested in learning more about the company and their laminate products and Alan was happy to fill me in.
ACT-USA is one of the best value-added PCB distributors in the country today. Focused on providing their North American customers with boards as well as heavy copper boards they have steadily broadened their vendor base since their inception in 1994.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Venue for the 2018 EIPC Winter Conference was the splendid new Alstom Transport Information Solutions facility in Villeurbanne, in the Lyon metropolitan area of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. An extremely popular event—117 delegates represented a total of 20 countries, unprecedented in recent years, and only just fitted into Alstom’s conference suite. Indeed, some were even standing at the back!