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July 2016 • The PCB Magazine 95 5 Graphic PLC… Are the Rumors True? During a visit to Europe re- cently, I-Connect007's Barry Matties met with Rex Rozario to get to the bottom of the rumors and speculation re- garding the sale of his com- pany, Graphic PLC. 6 EIPC Summer Conference 2016, Day 1: Strategies to Maintain Profitability in the European PCB Industry Resplendent in the kilt, EIPC chairman Alun Morgan wel- comed a large and enthusiastic gath- ering of printed circuit profession- als from all over Europe and as far afield as the USA, Canada and Russia, to the EIPC Summer Conference 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland's cosmopolitan capital city. 7 It's Only Common Sense: Elevate the Conversation to get Closer to your Customers So we all think we are doing a pretty good job getting to know our customers, right? We think be- cause we know what market they are in and what they build, and have some sort of idea of what they need we are in pretty good shape, right? 8 All About Flex: Flexible Circuit Fabrication and Cleanroom Manufacturing Facility cleanliness is a vital part of process control for flexible circuit fabricators. As higher density require- ments continue a relentless drive toward finer traces and spaces, particles and foreign material can cause problems in a number of operations. 9 Standard of Excellence: LED and Metal-Backed Technology— Today and in the Future Probably one of the hot- test, or should I say coolest, technologies today is LED. I would also venture to say it is one of the fastest growing as well. All you have to do is look around you can see evidence of this everywhere from holiday lights in your home and Jumbotrons at sports arenas, to highway and business signage. The lighting indus- try is now dominated by LED technology. J Flexible Electronics Market to Reach $87.2 Billion by 2024 The global flexible electronics market was $20.85 billion in 2015, which is estimated to reach $87.2 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com

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