Industry Trends & Happenings News for July 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Printed and Flexible Circuit Board Shipments Spike By Double-Digits in June

A newly released report shows rigid printed circuit board shipments increased 25.3%, with flexible circuit board shipments growing 14.8%.

NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch Announces 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Educational, networking event slated for Sept. 16-18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

New Car Sales Up Year Over Year, But Down From May

Good news: June auto sales increased 12% compared to last year; not-so-good news: suppliers saw a 4.6% decline from May.

First Quarter GDP Growth Slower Than Estimated, Revised Release Shows

Newly released ‘third estimate” lowers government's initial GDP calculation from 3% to 2.7%.

Reliable Silver Launches Support Program

New B.O.B, a.k.a ‘Bust Our Butts’, initiative ups the ante on customer service.

On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010 On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010

The National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, reported more full-conference registrations—as well as greater exhibitor participants and higher international attendance—at SUR/FIN 2010, held June 14–17 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

IPC Releases May Printed Circuit Board Report IPC Releases May Printed Circuit Board Report

Both PCB shipments and bookings increased in May, according to the latest report from the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC.