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November 2014 • The PCB Magazine 69 e IPC: PCB Market Down 2.2%; Production value at $59.4B the world market for PCbs declined an estimated 2.2% in real terms in 2013, although real growth in north america was positive at 0.8%, according to iPC's "world PCb Production report for the Year 2013." f Q3 PCB/EMS Market Snapshot i-Connect007's latest market survey—a one-min- ute survey designed to provide a snapshot of the current state of the PCb and ems industries—of- fers a good sampling to give us a snapshot of where we've been and where we're headed. g FTG's Circuits Segment Sales up $1.9M in Q3 "ftG's momentum has continued in Q3 2014 with strong results across the corporation, particularly at our Circuits business and the two new aero- space facilities in tianjin and Chatsworth where we continued to see progress on qualification ac- tivities, strong orders, and increased shipments," stated brad bourne, president and Ceo. h IPC Report Shows Moderate Growth Through 2017 among PCb product types, hdi/microvia boards experienced the highest growth rate in 2013. data on vertical markets for PCbs show that communi- cations and military/aerospace are the two largest PCb markets in north america, together account- ing for approximately 57% of the north american PCb market in 2013. i Germany Records Highest PCB Sales Since 2011 the automotive electronics sector drove Ger- many's PCb market in July, helping the industry record its highest sales since 2011, according to Zvei. j Aspocomp Consolidates Operation: May Close Teuva Plant as part of aspocomp's strategic transformation, the company has issued a notice on statutory la- bor co-determination concerning all its personnel at the teuva plant regarding the consolidation of production in finland and the possible closing of the teuva plant. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com November 2014 • The PCB Magazine 69

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