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Flexible copper-clad laminate (FCCL) maker Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd has posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.156 billion ($38.1 million) for September 2017, up by 3.47% month-on-month, and an increase of 38.5% year-on-year. Total revenues for the third quarter was NT$3.22 billion ($106.14 million), up by 16% from the previous quarter, and an increase of 32% compared to 3Q2016.
September revenue for the Electronics Materials (EM) segment reached NT$847 million ($27.9 million), up by 1.66% from the previous month. For the third quarter, revenues of the EM business reached NT$2.37 billion ($78.12 million), up by 45.8% from the previous quarter, and by 23.89% compared with the same period last year, amid increasing market demand.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
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