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64 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2022 $1:¥148.53) for the second quarter ended September 30, 2022, up by 9% from the same period in the previous fiscal year. Nan Ya PCB Jan-Oct Revenue Up 24% YoY E Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp. (Nan Ya PCB), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of single- sided PCBs, HDI PCBs, and rigid-flex PCBs, 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. DownStream Flexes in Rigid-Flex E DownStream Technologies co-founder Joe Clark and Senior Product Marketing Manager Mark Gallant discuss some of their latest tool updates, including a greater focus on bringing post-processing functionality, such as inter- layer analysis capability, to rigid-flex circuits. American Standard Circuits Earns Its IATF 16949 Automotive Re-Certification E Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of Ameri- can Standard Circuits, recently announced that his company has earned their IATF 16949 Automotive re-certification by passing their recent audit. Skin-like Electronics Could Monitor Your Health Continuously E Flexible, wearable electronics are making their way into everyday use, and their full poten- tial is still to be realized. Soon this technol- ogy could be used for precision medical sen- sors attached to the skin, designed to perform health-monitoring and diagnosis. Flexible Thinking: The Chameleon of Interconnection Technologies E Flexible circuits are arguably the first instantia- tion of electronic interconnections. A flexible interconnection structure was first disclosed in patent literature by Albert Hansen—unearthed by gied researcher, innovator, and self- described technology generalist Dr. Ken Gil- leo. e roots of flexible circuits, as determined by the patent Gilleo uncovered, date back to a 1903 British patent. Global Flexible PCB Market Report 2022: Increasing Demand from Automotive Industry Driving Growth E According to official industrial sources, around 1.5 billion smartphones were sold in the year 2019, due to the rise in disposable income and increasing mobile data connectivity. Countries such as China, India, and the United States are expected to play a significant role in the market growth in the coming years. The Printed Electronics Roundtable, Part 3 E In this third and final installment of the round- table, experts discuss some of the differences and similarities between PEC and traditional PCB processes, the future of printed electronic circuits, and why the best way to learn about this technology is through networking with veterans of this segment who are eager to share their expertise with the next generation. Ibiden 2Q Sales Up 9% YoY E Japanese PCB maker Ibiden Co. Ltd has posted a net sales of ¥213.58 billion ($1.4 billion at

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