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104 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2022 the development and adoption of FHE while addressing key challenges in advanced manu- facturing while supporting Department of Defense priorities. Flexible Hybrid Electronics Design: Reducing Time to Market E Emerging innovations in the flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) domain are enabling new applications across multiple industries due to their highly flexible structures and additive manufacturing processes. e smaller form factor, lighter weight, and conformal capabili- ties are ideal for IoT edge devices in health and fitness monitoring, military asset identification and tracking, automotive displays and sensors, aerospace radar, and so robotics. Significant industry research led by NextFlex is optimiz- ing the processes from design through manu- facture for FHE products. Compeq February Revenue Soars 32% E Taiwan-based Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd has reported unaudited net sales of NT$5.06 billion ($178.5 million at $1:NT$28.35) for February 2022, up by 31.7% year-on-year, but down by 20.9% from the previous month ( January: NT$6.39 billion). Taiflex Posts Lower February Sales E Taiflex Scientific Co. Ltd, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of flexible printed circuit mate- rials such as flexible copper clad laminates (CCLs) and coverlays, has announced consoli- dated revenue of NT$567 million ($20 million at $1:NT$28.35) for February, down by 29% from the previous month and lower by 16.6% year-on-year (YoY ). Flexible Thinking: Flexible Circuits or Flexible Electronics? E e term "flexible circuit" has been ensconced and accepted in electronic interconnection technology lexicon for several decades. In broad brush strokes, the term has embraced every type of printed circuit produced on flex- ible base materials, regardless of the nature of the conductors used; metals, such as copper; or conductive inks, such as silver or other con- ductive particle filled polymers. e latter type of truly printed circuits, have, for many years, been referred to as "polymer thick film" circuits. Compeq Reports 27% Jump in January Sales E Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Taiwan- based manufacturer of HDI, rigid-flex PCBs, and flex PCBs, has reported unaudited net sales of NT$6.398 billion ($229.52 million at $1:NT$27.88) for January 2022, up by 27% year-on-year, but down by 7.4% from the pre- vious month (December: NT$6.9 billion). CIMS Launches Capricorn, Next Generation AVI Solution E CIMS is launching its next generation AVI solution for IC Substrates based on a brand- new platform: Capricorn. NextFlex Launches $11.5 Million Funding Round for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovations E NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electron- ics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, released Project Call 7.0 (PC 7.0), the latest call for pro- posals that seek to fund projects that further

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