Who saw this coming?

Nam Tai in late January announced it would exit the electronics manufacturing services business following the wind down of orders for LCMs at its Shenzhen facility.

Read more: Boom to Bust

Quick, how many persons active in the SMT industry today have managed a major equipment supplier, a major materials supplier and an EMS company? Not many, we’re guessing. Indeed, Pat Trippel may be the only one, and even then, he’s not directly in charge of the latter.

Read more: Applied Materials

In the quiet of the post-Christmas vacation break Kent Alder officially retired as CEO of TTM.

Read more: Alder's Quiet Retirement

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