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92 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2021 Matrix Announces Expanded Panasonic LCP Product Line E Matrix Electronics, a leading quick-turn sup- plier for raw materials to the North American printed circuit market, announced that the Panasonic Felios R‐F705S LCP flex product line has been expanded to now include 5- and 6-mil thick LCP materials. Taiflex Reports Lower September Sales E Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd, a manu- facturer of flexible printed circuit materials such as flexible copper clad laminates (CCLs) and cov- erlays, has announced consolidated revenue of NT$864 million ($30.78 million at $1:NT$28.07) for September 2021, down by 1.4% from the pre- vious month and by 10% year-on-year. Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required E Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embed- ded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. UCLA Bioengineers Develop New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics E A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samu- eli School of Engineering has invented a novel so and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. e technology converts human body motions—from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist— into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors. Learn How to Avoid Solder Defects With New Book Authored by Indium Corporation E The Printed Circuit Assembler 's Guide to… Solder Defects—the latest title in the I-007eBook library—is specifically dedicated to educat- ing the printed circuit board assembly sector and serves as a valuable resource for people seeking the most relevant information avail- able. Real Time with... American Standard Circuits: Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs E In the first of a series of three Real Time with… ASC conversations, I-Connect007 Managing Editor Nolan Johnson got some no-nonsense answers from Anaya Vardya and Dave Lackey on the topic of flex and rigid-flex PCBs. I was impressed by ASC's generosity in sharing knowledge and technology. From DesignCon: FCT Building Fifth Facility in China E During DesignCon, Nolan Johnson spoke with Terrill Schmidt of Flexible Circuit Technolo- gies (FCT) about their exciting facility news and the customer demand that is driving the company's growth. ThinFlex Reports 29% YoY Drop in August Sales E Fl e x i b l e c o p p e r c la d la m i n a te ( FCCL ) manufacturer ThinFlex Cor p. has posted sales of NT$194.8 million ($6.98 million at $1=NT$27.89) for August, down by almost 28% from the previous month, and 29% lower than the previous year.

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