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Getting to Know Your Designer
In this issue, we examine how fabs work with their design customers, educating them on the critical elements of fabrication needed to be successful, as well as the many tradeoffs involved. How well do you really know your customer? What makes for a closer, more synchronized working relationship?
In this issue, the biggest names in PCB manufacturing share their economic outlook for the upcoming year and beyond. As you will see, they were all bullish on our industry, but there was some apprehension as well. No one wants to get burned by another the supply chain disruption.
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Atotech Prices Initial Public OfferingFebruary 5, 2021 | Atotech
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Atotech Limited, a leading specialty chemicals technology company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions, has priced its initial public offering of 29,268,000 of its common shares at $17.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on Thursday, February 4, 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ATC,” and the offering is expected to close on February 8, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The underwriters of the offering will also have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,390,200 common shares from certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group Inc. (the “selling shareholders”).
Citigroup, Credit Suisse, BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan are lead book-running managers for the proposed initial public offering. Additional book-running managers are Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, Baird, BMO Capital Markets and HSBC. The co-managers are TCG Capital Markets L.L.C. and Mischler Financial Group, Inc.
An important but sometimes overlooked aspect of flex and rigid-flex fabrication and assembly is the flex circuit tail, which is attached to a rigid PCB with pressure-sensitive conductive adhesives. This sub-assembly is becoming very common. We often see this applied to glass displays and microelectronic applications.
Believe it or not, it’s nearly February. Though January always seems to start out slow post-holiday, it also seems to end in a flurry of news and activity across all sectors. Staying true to that, this late January week of news and information is a clear signal that we are now fully immersed in the new year, and we have a lot to accomplish. Here are my picks for this week’s must-read articles, columns, and news.
Flex announced the completion of the spin-off of all of its remaining interest in Nextracker Inc. to Flex shareholders on a pro rata basis.
Flex Announces Record and Distribution Dates For Nextracker Spin-Off And Related Singapore High Court Approval12/26/2023 | Flex
Flex announced that it has declared December 29, 2023 as the record date for its previously announced spin-off of all of its remaining interest in Nextracker Inc. (Nextracker) to Flex shareholders on a pro rata basis and January 2, 2024 as the distribution date for the spin-off.
Flex Announces Record, Distribution Dates for Nextracker Spin-Off And Related Singapore High Court Approval12/19/2023 | Flex
Flex announced that it has declared December 29, 2023 as the record date for its previously announced spin-off of all of its remaining interest in Nextracker Inc. to Flex shareholders on a pro rata basis and January 2, 2024 as the distribution date for the spin-off.