TAIPEI, TAIWAN –
Spring is showing signs of life for PCB makers. Utilization rates have climbed, and order visibility has been extended to 3 to 4 weeks, on increased notebook and TFT LCD orders, reports DigiTimes. HannStar Board
reported revenues jumped 32.17% in March to NT$1.65 billion (US$48.7 million). April revenues are expected to remain level or increase slightly, says DigiTimes. Tripod Technology
reported its utilization rate soared 70% and has increased its order lead time. Dynamic Electronics
forecasts first-quarter revenue at NT$1.7 to $1.8 billion (US$50.7 million to $53.7 million) and expects double-digit growth for April, reports DigiTimes.