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I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the WeekNovember 11, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
The industry news cycle seems to be picking up speed lately. Of course, 30 days into the quarter is about when public companies announce their results, and in the midst of this worldwide financial situation, we’ve got all eyes on anything coming out from our counterparts in the industry. I’ve noticed that global corporate results (Nan Ya PCB and TTM, in particular) do seem to be on everyone’s radar. In addition to financial news, trade shows are popping back up around the world—Europe, India, and a special report from editor Andy Shaughnessy, who took his own road trip to Raleigh, reporting on PCB Carolina, which had its own heyday this year.
I’ll be in Munich next week, reporting from electronica, meeting with many of our European friends; if you’re in Munich, say hello on the show floor. It promises to be an interesting event and I’m looking forward to covering the European market. Guten tag!
TTM Technologies Reports Fiscal Q3 2022 Results
Published November 4
As a major manufacturer, TTM’s results can serve as one bellwether for the industry. Quite a few readers thought the same thing, based on click-through rate for this news item. When one holds fiscal reports from the industry leaders, such as TTM, up against the IPC Fabricator Monthly Report, the market does tend to come into focus. Learn about TTM’s Q3 results here.
PCB Carolina Breaks Attendance Records
Published November 10
Once editor Andy Shaughnessy found himself a parking spot, it was off to the races for PCB Carolina, where organizers reported some of the largest crowds ever. This show for PCB designers was a perfect fit for the area, with so much tech concentrated in Research Triangle Park. Did they find what they were looking for?
SEMICON Europa and electronica will both be open for business next week in Munich. Part of the SEMICON agenda includes presentations from “thought leaders who will highlight advanced solutions for electronics packaging and testing.” Somewhere, there is a convergence between IPC’s work on the PCB side, and SEMICON’s efforts on the IC side.
We ran two news items from Collins Aerospace (link) this last week, both spiked in readership. In fact, much of our MilAero content generates reader interest. I-Connect007 continues our work to bring more MilAero content to our coverage, and readers seem to agree that we should. If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to our MilAero coverage, either as subject matter expert or as a contributor in some fashion, contact us. We’d be happy to consider your perspective.
“IEMI is an annual platform for industry leaders … The two-day, two-city event will bring together designers, manufacturers, traders, suppliers, service providers and technical … IPC India is partnering with several country and trade associations to arrange international delegate visits…IEMI 2022 events in New Delhi and Bengaluru hosted approximately 1,000 international delegates.” IEMI is scheduled for August 1, 2023 in Chennai, and for August 3, 2023, in Pune, India.
Nan Ya PCB Jan-Oct Revenue Up 24% YoY
Published November 8
Not to steal all the thunder from this news item, but Nan Ya PCB “has posted unaudited sales of NT$6 billion ($187.76 million at $1=NT$31.95) in October 2022, up by 1.66% from the previous month and by 17.7% compared to October of last year.”
GlobalFoundries (GF) announced it has applied for U.S. CHIPS and Science Act Funding, with two full applications submitted to the CHIPS Program Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
HyRel Technologies, a global provider of quick turn semiconductor modification solutions, proudly announces that it earned the prestigious AS9100 certification.
RTX's Collins Aerospace Selected by BAE Systems as Large Area Display Provider for Eurofighter Typhoon Cockpit Development09/18/2023 | RTX
RTX business Collins Aerospace has been selected by BAE Systems as the provider for Large Area Display technology to be integrated into the cockpits of future Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.
IPC Day France: Aerospace Electronics is an aerospace-focused networking event featuring key industry experts from NASA and Airbus and will take place on October 2, 2023 .
CONFIDEE, a leading PCB partner, proudly announces its recent achievement of AS9120 certification. This prestigious certification highlights the company's commitment to excellence, quality, and customer satisfaction, making it a preferred choice for all defence and aerospace needs.