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TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – 5G is driving the upgrade of copper clad laminate foil materials, says TPCA. As a result, CCL manufacturing plants such as EMC, Iteq, Tuc and Ventec are seeing successful revenues in January.

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TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – Total capital expenditures of Taiwan PCB factories in 2020 will exceed NT$50 billion ($1.67 billion), thanks in large part to demand for 5G mobile communications. Companies such as ZDT, Unimicron, Unitech, Compeq, Kinsus, Flexium, and Tripod are launching process upgrades and investment plans in 2020.

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TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN – As the 5G era approaches, major PCB manufacturers have increased their pace to launch terminal equipment, and various countries have actively begun developing the relevant 5G infrastructure, says TPCA.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The correlation coefficient between worldwide GDP growth and IC market growth over the past decade was 0.85 (0.96 excluding the memory market in 2017 and 2018), a strong figure given a perfect positive correlation is 1.0, says IC Insights.

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STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, according to Gartner. Global IT spending is expected to cross into $4 trillion territory next year.

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STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9% from 2018 on a slump in memory demand, according to Gartner.

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