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May 2014 • The PCB Magazine 71 e Replace Complex Wiring with Rigid-flex PCBs complex wiring needs space, which is often not available. the solution has arrived: rigid-flex PcBs. they are the result of a creative interdisciplinary collaboration between the drive manufacturer wIttensteIn in Igersheim and würth elektronik in niedernhall. f Sunstone Circuits Among Top Places to Work in Oregon "[we are] thrilled to be one of the top Places to work in oregon," said rocky catt, coo. "we want sunstone employees to feel they are part of an organization that's moving forward in the right direction, that their everyday contributions are valued by management and that the work they do is a part of something meaningful." g PCi Acquires Microcraft Flying Probe Test Machine the microcraft flying probe machine will enhance Pci's technical capabilities for higher density flexi- ble circuits, and at the same time will improve lead time and lower cost on smaller quick-turn builds. eliminating the cost and time to assemble fixtures is a major improvement for the quick-turn proto- typing environment. h Global PCB Manufacturing Market: $74.31B in 2018 the global PcB manufacturing market is expect- ed to increase its market size from approximately $62.3 billion in 2013 to near $74.31 billion in 2018, growing at a caGr of 3.6%. the market volume is also expected to increase to 32 billion units and 3.92 million tons by 2018, growing at a rate of 3.8% and 5%, respectively. i FTG's Circuits Segment Sales Up $1.6M in 1q14 "the momentum from the end of 2013 has con- tinued into the start of 2014 with strong results across the company, particularly at our two new aerospace facilities in tianjin and chatsworth," stated Brad Bourne, president and ceo. He added, "our established circuits facilities both performed well in the quarter and we are working hard to get our circuits Joint Venture through its start-up and customer qualification phase so it too can contrib- ute to our success in the future." j TTM Trims q1 Forecast on Foreign Exchange Loss while operating performance was consistent with its guidance, the company expects to incur an unrealized, non-cash foreign exchange loss of approximately $3.6 million, ($0.03) per diluted share, in the quarter due to the rapid depreciation of the chinese rmB against the u.s. dollar. May 2014 • The PCB Magazine 71 For the latest PcB news and information, visit: PcB007.com

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