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February 2015 • The PCB Magazine 73 5 TTM Receives Foreign Approvals to Acquire Viasystems ttM technologies, Inc. has received the approvals of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's repub- lic of China, the Federal Cartel Office of Germany, and the Estonian Competition Authority to proceed with the acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc. 6 Saturn Electronics Opens Doors for PCB Tours Saturn Electronics is opening its doors to custom- ers this January as part of its "Open house" initia- tive, where PCB experts from the company will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the fabrication process of the PCB and Saturn Electron- ics' capabilities at its romulus, Michigan facility. 7 IPC: N.A. PCB Order Growth Bolsters Book-to-Bill Ratio "Although PCB sales in north American contin- ued below last year's level in november, orders again came in above last year," said Sharon Starr, IPC's director of market research. "Strong orders in the fourth quarter have driven the book-to- bill ratio into positive territory, which offers hope that year-on-year PCB sales growth will turn positive in 2015." 8 AT&S Offers Embedded Power Electronics due to constant technology development and strong partnerships, At&S has achieved outstand- ing results in the field of power electronics. this solution provides a significant increase in efficien- cy and performance for industrial and automotive applications. 9 MFLEX Concludes Solid Q4 Financial Results reza Meshgin, Chief Executive Officer of MFLEx, commented, "we generated another quarter of solid profitability during the december quarter. Strong demand, including continued contribu- tion from our group of eight newer customers, supported an anticipated 21 percent sequential increase in net sales." J IPC Establishes Local Presence in Korea the Standards Committee of IPC korea will help members to develop and revise global standards, educate and train workers, provide technology consultation, hold technology development fo- rums, standardize electronics terminologies in ko- rean, and hold networking events. this will help establish a collaborative relationship among the government, electronics industry, and academia. For the latest PCB news and information, visit: PCB007.com February 2015 • The PCB Magazine 73

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