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74 The PCB Magazine • June 2014 a Viasystems' Sales Up 8.4%; Q2 growth Expected "while the markets we serve did not demonstrate any significant strength, and in some instances declined both year-over-year and sequentially, we were able to generate net sales and earnings in line with our first quarter expectations," said ceo david m. sindelar. "in terms of our end markets, our automotive, telecommunications, and military and aerospace sectors performed as expected." b Speedy Circuits Looks West for More Business Prospects speedy circuits has seen a marked increase in out- put of prototype PcBs at its board fabrication fa- cility in taiwan lately due to strong demand from numerous ict companies. demand for Hdi PcBs in particular has been strong since it beefed up its board fabricating capabilities two years ago with the acquisition of several advanced processing equipment that include orbotech incam systems, mitsubishi laser drill, orbotech ldis, and more. c IPC: N.A. PCB Book-to-Bill Shows Positive growth "the book-to-bill ratio's climb and positive year- on-year sales growth in march are encouraging signs of a recovery ahead," said sharon starr, iPc's director of market research. she cautioned, how- ever, that "the book-to-bill ratio has just reached positive territory after six consecutive months below 1.00. economic indicators are positive for 2014, but the PcB industry's recovery is develop- ing slowly." d HEI Suffers 53% Q1 Sales Drop Hei, inc. has announced unaudited financial re- sults for the first quarter of 2014, which ended march 29, 2014. sales in the first quarter of 2014 were $5,944,000, compared to $12,516,000 in the first quarter of 2013. the company generated a net loss of $896,000 in the first quarter of 2014, compared to a net income of $636,000 in the first quarter of 2013. Top Ten PCB007 News Highlights This Month 74 The PCB Magazine • June 2014 n e w s

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