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AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG is pleased to announce that it‘s subsidiary AT&S (China) Company Limited once again has been rated as High and New Tech Enterprise (HNTE). The certificate is jointly issued by Shanghai Taxation Bureau, Shanghai Finance Bureau as well as Shanghai Science and Technology Commission.
It recognizes companies that satisfy regulatory requirements, among others, on high-level scientific research, high and new technology income and science and technology personnel. The certificate was received for the calendar years 2017 through 2019. In the course of preparing the annual report for 2017/18 AT&S is therefore able to apply retrospectively a reduced corporate income tax rate of 15% (versus the statutory 25%) for AT&S (China) Company Limited.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The UK chapter of the global IMAPS community of electronics and microelectronic packaging engineers shared a wealth of knowledge and wisdom about PCB substrate technology trends, developments, and future requirements in a webinar on the first of November.
Dan Beaulieu checked in with HSIO Technologies President James Rathburn recently to see what he and his team are up to and learned how they are using liquid crystal polymers and other materials to focus on increasing high-speed and high-density PCBs for uses in all markets.
Tara Dunn, OMNI PCB
SAP, mSAP, SLP—what kind of crazy acronyms have we adopted now, and how much do you really need to know? In terms of consumer electronics, there is a good chance that the smartphone attached to your hand at all times contains a PCB fabricated with this technology—or at the very least, the next-generation smartphone that you purchase will utilize mSAP technology.