BANNOCKBURN, ILIPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries, announced the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board Statistical Program.

Rigid PCB shipments are down 12.8% and bookings are down 11.8% in April 2007 from April 2006. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments are down 9.9% and bookings are down 18.9%. Compared to the previous month, rigid PCB shipments decreased 15.5% and rigid bookings decreased 12.6%. Yet, the book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in April 2007 reached parity at 1.00, which is a sign of near-term stability. 


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SMYRNA, GA – UP Media Group Inc. (UPMG) has named Frances Stewart vice president of sales and marketing. Stewart will be responsible for all sales and marketing in UPMG’s electronics division including the company’s publishing and trade show operations.
 
The company, which publishes the industry leading Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design and Manufacture magazines, also promoted Editorial Director Mike Buetow to vice president of editorial and production for the electronics division.

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