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Global SMT July 2014 US (14.7)

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20 – Global SMT & Packaging – July 2014 www.globalsmt.net 2014 & 2015 growth at moderate pace operation in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and acquired Tech Mold Inc. of Tempe, Arizona. • will close its Motorola Mobility smart- phone assembly plant in Fort Worth, Texas by year end 2014. • Foxconn/Hon Hai • LCD TV ODM orders from Sony dropped from four million units to less than 50,000 as a result of Sony trans- ferring orders back to in-house pro- duction. • subscribed to NOK 30 million (roughly EUR 3.7 million) shares from Next Biometrics. • received a contract to manufacture Sobank's humanoid robots. Hanza applied for public listing on NASDAQ OMX First North Premier. IEC Electronics promoted Michael Williams to VP Finance, CFO. Kingfield Electronics completed a 40,000 SF manufacturing facility refurbishment in Chesterfield, UK. MC Assembly relocated its Florida facility to a new building in Melbourne, Florida. NATEL EMS • appointed Heber Romero, Engineering Manager of Agave Facility in Juarez, Mexico. • received multimillion dollar contract from Aerojet Rocketdyne to assem- ble replacement lithium ion battery orbital replacement units for NASA's International Space Station. SMTA will celebrate 30 year anniversary in September. Tekmart International Manufacturing Services completed restructuring on 650,000 SF Plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Texcel Technology invested in a HDI System from Blundell and an Ersascope BGA inspection system. Universal Science added an Essemtec Tucano Plus screenprinter. Zentech Manufacturing received IPC J-STD-001 & IPC-A-610 certifications. PCB fabrication Global automotive PCB production value will rise 5.95% y/y to US$4.54 billion in 2014.—NT Information North American PCB shipments increased 1.6% y/y in April 2014, shipment growth dropped 0.2% and bookings fell 1.5%.—IPC Taiwan PCB firms' output is forecast to grow almost 3% y/y to NT$537.8 billion (US$17.93 billion) in 2014 aer growing 1.32% y/y to NT$522.2 billion.—IEK Taiwan-based PCB makers (in Taiwan and China) total production value increased 8.5% y/y to NT$125.3 billion (US$4.14 bil - lion) in 1Q'14, total production value will grow 2.99% y/y to NT$537.8 billion.—IEK Top three automotive ECU makers pur- chased $1,250 million (25% of total PCB purchased for automotive electronics) worth of PCBs in 2013.—NT Information Apex began commercial operations for first-phase capacity of 700,000 SF/month at its new PCB plant in ailand. Apple is expected to use over US$6 billion worth of FPC in 2014.—Digitimes Aspocomp appointed Helmut Mayer, Sr. Sales Manager in Germany. Blendtec doubled its circuit board manu - facturing capacity in Orem, Utah with the addition of a custom elevator system and a second PCB production line from PROMATION. CheckSum named Jayson Moy, VP of Sales. Chin-Poon Industrial is spending NT$3.2 billion (US$106 million) over four years to expand automotive PCB capacity. Circuit Connect promoted Robert Lazzara to President. Compeq Manufacturing is building a plant with initial 120,000-150,000 SF of PCBs/ month of production capacity in Chongqing, China. Compeq Manufacturing, Zhen Ding Technology Holding, Career Technology, Ichia Technologies and T-Flex Techvest PCB entered Xiaomi's supply chain, which is expected to ship about 50-60 million smartphones in 2014. Flexium Interconnect increased its 2014 capex to NT$1.5-2.0 billion (US$49.9-66.5 million), primarily for development of new FPCB products. Graphic founder, Rex Rozario was appointed Secretary General of World Electronic Circuits Council. Congratulations Rex! Ibiden is doubling its PCB investment in 2014 with more than 60% of the invest - ment designated for Penang plant #2. Invotec Group received European Space Agency approval for its Flex Rigid PCBs. IPC appointed Keenan Loubser, Senior Director of Certification Programs. Kontron named Jens Wiegand, CTO. NCAB Group acquired M-Wave International, LLC's PCB division. Sunstone Circuits appointed Matt Stevenson, Marketing Manager. T-Tech, Geek Group entered joint agree - ment to offer state of the art solution and facility for rapid PCB design, verification, and fabrication. Materials & process equipment Global laser cutting machine market is forecast to reach US$4.9 billion by 2020, driven by consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, medical devices, and automo- tive industries.—GIA Graphene markets will grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 mil- lion in 2024.—IDTechEx Agilent named Dominique Grau Sr. VP, Human Resources. AIM Solder appointed Chetan Shiva, Technical Sales Engineer in India. Amphenol Aerospace opened a new 270,000 SF facility in Sidney, New York. Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) increased its shipments of EMI shielding films to World PCB Shipments (with forecast) Converted @ Fluctuating Exchange Rates 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan May Sep Jan 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 Actual Forecast +1.3% -1.1% $ Billions Source: Custer Consulting Group - 2010 base year expanded by monthly growth of N. American, European, Japanese & Taiwan/China monthly PCB shipments Calendar Year Growth calculations: Europe = Eurostat "Wiring Device" Japan & N. America from JPCA & IPC data Taiwan/China:46 rigid & flex company composite Rest of Asia growth = Taiwan/China 44 company composite Includes S Korea data for 2011-2013 +4.5% Chart 6.

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