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28 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2014 PCB007 News Highlights Viasystems Expects 10% Sales Increase in 1Q14 estimated net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 are expected to be in the range of $290– $300 million, representing a year-over-year increase range of 6% to 10% compared to the first quarter 2013, and representing a seasonal sequential de - crease from the $303 million net sales reported for the preceding quarter. Sunstone Circuits Among Top Places to Work in Oregon "[We are] thrilled to be one of the Top Places to Work in oregon," said rocky Catt, Coo. "We want sunstone employees to feel they are part of an or - ganization that's moving forward in the right direc- tion, that their everyday contributions are valued by management and that the work they do is a part of something meaningful." PCi Acquires Microcraft Flying Probe Test Machine The Microcraft flying probe machine will enhance PCi's technical capabilities for higher density flex - ible circuits, and at the same time will improve lead time and lower cost on smaller quick-turn builds. eliminating the cost and time to assemble fixtures is a major improvement for the quick-turn prototyp - ing environment. Global PCB Manufacturing Market: $74.31B in 2018 The global PCB manufacturing market is expect- ed to increase its market size from approximate- ly $62.3 billion in 2013 to near $74.31 billion in 2018, growing at a CAgr of 3.6%. The market vol- ume is also expected to increase to 32 billion units and 3.92 million tons by 2018, growing at a rate of 3.8% and 5%, respectively. TTM Trims Q1 Forecast on Foreign Exchange Loss While operating performance was consistent with its guidance, the company expects to incur an unrealized, non-cash foreign exchange loss of ap - proximately $3.6 million, ($0.03) per diluted share, in the quarter due to the rapid depreciation of the Chinese rMB against the u.s. dollar. Q1 North American PCB Market Snapshot More than 370 industry professionals answered the call to take i-Connect007's first-ever quarterly market survey. This one-minute survey is designed to pro- vide a snapshot of the current state of the PCB and eMs industries. Based on the results so far, we be- lieve, with your help, we've been able to capture a fairly accurate picture of the current state the market. IPC Honors Volunteers for Contributions to the Industry iPC presented Committee leadership, Distinguished Committee service, and special recognition Awards at iPC APeX eXPo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in las vegas, nevada. The awards were pre - sented to individuals who made significant contri- butions to iPC and the industry through iPC com- mittee service. Advanced Circuits Gears up with Orbotech's LDI System Advanced Circuits has purchased orbotech's Para- gon-Xpress lDi system for use in the manufacture of key components for the commercial PCB arena as well as the high reliability, military/aerospace/de- fense and high-technology marketplace. Replace Complex Wiring with Rigid-flex PCBs Complex wiring needs space, which is often not available. The solution has arrived: rigid-flex PCBs. They are the result of a creative interdisciplinary collaboration between the drive manufacturer WiT - TensTein in igersheim and Würth elektronik in nie- dernhall. FTG's Circuits Segment Sales up $1.6M in 1Q14 "The momentum from the end of 2013 has contin- ued into the start of 2014 with strong results across the company, particularly at our two new aerospace facilities in Tianjin and Chatsworth," stated Brad Bourne, president and Ceo. he added, "our estab - lished Circuits facilities both performed well in the quarter and we are working hard to get our Circuits Joint venture through its start-up and customer qualification phase so it too can contribute to our success in the future." 28 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2014

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