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80 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2022 Part 2: The Printed Electronics Roundtable E We recently held a roundtable with a team of printed electronic circuit experts from compa- nies that run the gamut: John Lee and Kevin Miller of Insulectro, Mike Wagner of Butler Technologies, Tom Bianchi of Eastprint, and John Voultos of Sheldahl Flexible Technolo- gies. In this second part of the roundtable, the participants discuss what designers and fabri- cators need to know to jump into printed elec- tronics, and some of the drivers behind this growing technology. Compeq August Revenue Up 24% YoY E Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Taiwan- based manufacturer of HDI, rigid-flex PCBs, and flex PCBs, has posted unaudited net sales of NT$7.19 billion ($232.6 million at $1:NT$30.90) for August 2022, up by 23.68% year-on-year and by 4.35% month-on-month. Nan Ya PCB August Revenue Up 22% E Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp. (Nan Ya PCB) has posted unaudited sales of NT$5.76 billion ($183.4 million at $1=NT$31.39) in August 2022, up by 4% from the previous month and by 21.8% year-on-year. Fralock Earns IPC-1791 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) as Trusted Electronics Designer E I P C 's Va l i da t i o n S e r v i c e s p r o g r a m h a s awarded an IPC-1791, Trusted Electronics Designer Requirements Qualified Manufac- turer Listing (QML) to Fralock, located in Valencia, California. Print, Recycle, Repeat: Scientists Demonstrate a Biodegradable Printed Circuit E According to the United Nations, less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste gets recy- cled. In 2021 alone, global e-waste surged at 57.4 million tons, and only 17.4% of that was recycled. Flexible Thinking: The Rapidly Expanding Realm of Stretchable Circuits E Flexible circuit technology has been rising ever higher on the radar of those charged with designing next generation electronic products for ever y imaginable application, from the mundane to the highly exotic. e technol- ogy is being embraced by a growing fanbase as they become increasingly aware of flex circuit technology's numerous benefits. FCT: Powerful Growth in the Flex Segment E Aer the initial impact of the global pandemic led to a somewhat flat 2020, Carey Burkett, vice president of Flexible Circuit Technologies, explains how the company's growth took off in 2021, positioning it well for industry trends that continue to show great promise in medi- cal, automotive, consumer, and more. Printed Circuits and All Flex Join Forces as 'All Flex Solutions' E We are pleased to announce the merger of Printed Circuits and All Flex to become one company, named All Flex Solutions, Inc. e merger closed on Aug. 31, 2022, following two years of thought- ful collaboration and integration.

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