TAIPEI -- The Taiwan Printed Circuit Association and Japan Electronics Packaging and Circuits Association have signed a memorandum of understanding for enhancing the business relationships between their respective printed circuit board members.
The MOU was signed during the TPCA Show last week in Taipei. The MOU is expected to facilitate technology transfer and product development between the respective nation's PCB manufacturers.
Already, several Japanese PCB fabricators crediting the MOU with their decision to work jointly with Taiwanese shops. DNP, Fuji Print, Mimasu and Memmei are among the Japanese firms that are moving quickly to take advantage of the new agreement.
According to reports, the MOU was partly inspired by disputes between China and Japan over over islands in the East China Sea. The tension has led certain Japanese companies to explore agreements outside of China.
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