HAMPSTEAD, NH – P.D. Circuits Inc., a leading PWB distributor, has completed Phase 1 of its China PWB Supply Chain Management group development. In the program's first year, the company hired a group manager, registered the company, established an office in Shenzhen, and set up its initial China bare board inspection facility.

Since that time, P.D. Circuits has added an operations manager, a process engineer and QC inspectors. Two of the new employees have also certified to IPC-A-600G and initiated training and inspection visits to P. D.’s manufacturing partners.
VIENNA – PCB fabricator AT&S reported first-quarter revenues of $157.7 million, up 9% year-over-year.

Read more: AT&S Reports Q1 Revenue Up 9%
SAN JOSE — Jure Sola, CEO of Sanmina-SCI, told analysts last night that the company was done shuttering PWB facilities for the year.

Once the world's largest PWB fabricator, since 2001 Sanmina-SCI has closed several facilities and seen its market share and PWB revenues erode dramatically. The company recently took measures to shutter plants in Stuttgart, Germany, and Phoenix, where the former Continental Circuits plant acquired by Sanmina in 1999 will be closed later this month.

"These are the last shutdowns in our printed circuit board factories," Sola remarked. "Restructuring of this business is finally behind us."
OTTAWAProcess Photonics today announced a flexible moving probe for laser trimming and testing circuit boards. The company has filed a provisional patent application for the technology, which is headed for customer trials and expected to be available in the fourth quarter. Read more: PPI Introduces Fixtureless Probe System
BEAVERTON, ORMerix Corp. plans to invest $15 million to expand the capacity and capabilities of its PCB factory in Huiyang, China.
Read more: Merix to Expand China Plant
FRANKLIN PARK, IL — Two top executives of M-Wave Inc. have signed a deal to purchase the electronics-related business of the company. The executives, Joe Turek and Robert Duke, through an entity called M-Wave International, will purchase M-Wave for roughly $900,000 in stock.

Read more: Top M-Wave Executives to Buy Out Company

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