Unimicron, a supplier of printed circuit boards, anticipates a great increase of sales in August as its client prepare to launch their new products in Q3 and expects to reap the rewards from investments three years ago. The latter half of 2017 will see an unprecedented rise of the single-month record. SLP, which enjoys widespread attention, will proceed as expected and go for its single-month sales record in the second half of the year. Q2, however, is a low season with low availability. The season will not suffer from the currency exchange deficit of the previous quarter thanks to the release of new products. Sales will remain at around the same level.
Unimicron is optimistic about the second half of the year, anticipating a record high at the end of Q3 or beginning of Q4. This expectation is from new investment projects, including the Huangshi facility in China for car PCB, SLP, and mixed boards. Starting Q3, the availability of HDI products, which are components of cell phones, will evidently increase, particularly in August, leading to the greater potential of an increase in sales.
Unimicron has invested some NT$6 billion in SLP over the past year, which has attracted widespread market attention and has excellent quality rates as commented by customers. SLP is expected to launch in August but will not contribute greatly to the overall year due to the few months remaining. In addition to American clients, Unimircon expects that 2 to 3 non-American clients will start using SLP, including those from China and Japanese and Korean cellphone suppliers. SLP will not be in great demand in the beginning and will be used on high-end models only. SLPs are prone to heat transfer and are light and compact. The technology involved in making them is what makes them difficult.
SLPs are adapted from HDI facilities.
(Sources: Financial site Money DJ-Focus New)