Top Flex Circuit Turnout Companies in 2010

According to IPC data, the flex circuits is still in a big growth process in 2010, and 2011 can see a big increasing of flex circuit whole circuit board industry. Here’re the top sales  in 2010 on the Earth.

Name        (Chinese)           Area        Sales Turnout (million us dollars)

NIPPON MEKTRON     (旗胜)    Japan           2,220

M-FLEX         (维讯)                         USA               878

Fujikura    (腾仓)                         Japan              799

Sumitomo Electrics(住友电工)  Japan         661

NITTO DENKO (日东电工)       Japan               573

FAT(Foxconn)   (鸿胜科技)   Taiwan, China   388

INTERFLEX                              South  Korea         356

SONY Chemical   (索尼化学)  Japan                  334

CAREER               (嘉联益)      Taiwan, China      314

SI Flex                   (世一)        South Korea         301

Sumitomo Bakelite               Japan                      228

KINWONG            (景旺)       HongKong, China    152

ICHIA                 (毅嘉)        Taiwan, China            146

FLEXIUM           (台郡)        Taiwan, China          141

MFS                                       Singapore                  137

FLEXCOM                            South Korea                131

PARLEX     (伯乐电路)  HongKong, China      108

BHflex                                South Korea                 100

Daeduck GDS                    South Korea                68

NEWFLEX                         South Korea                 59

TOPSUN  (元盛)               China Mainland           37

NETRON (奈电)                China Mainland          32

AKM         (安捷利)            HongKong, China      27

We can see Japan still is the number one in this area, the sales turnout of them is  58.79% among these top 20 companies. Only two companies in Mainland China, but we think this will be changed soon, as more and more flex circuits were made in China now.

Happy Mid-autumn Day!

Time flies! Now we ushered in the 2011 Mid-Autumn festival.

Mid-autumn Day is one of the import traditional Chinese festivals, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. On that night the moon is brighter and fuller than any other night. In China, Mid-autumn Day is a time for family reunions.

In ancient China, poets considered the moon as a symbol of brightness, purity, and goodness. They wrote many beautiful poems about the moon. The most popular one was a story about a lady on the moon. She flew to the moon and lived in the Moon Palace.

On Mid-autumn Day, almost everyone gets together with his or her family, eating mooncakes, chatting and watching the moon. Mooncake, whose round shape symbolizes both the fullness of the moon and family togetherness. There are many kinds of mooncakes. They are small round cakes with meat, nuts or something sweet inside . eating mooncakes has been our custom.

The Moon Festivals is one of three major Chinese holidays, along with the Spring and Dragon Boat Festival .On that day, families get together,so we call this day getting together. This is Mid-autumn Day. I love it very much.

Our Best Technology we will have a three day holiday(from Sep 10 to Sep 12) to celebrate the Mid-autumn Day and will reopen on Sep 13. Best Technology wish you all have a happy Mid-Autumn festival! Enjoy the beautiful life together with your family forever.

Tomb-sweeping Day

Tomb Sweeping Day is one of the few traditional Chinese holidays that follows the solar calendar– typically falling on April 4, 5, or 6. Its Chinese name is “Qing Ming” literally means “Clear Brightness,” hinting at its importance as a celebration of Spring. Similar to the spring festivals of other cultures, Tomb Sweeping Day celebrates the rebirth of nature, while marking the beginning of the planting season and other outdoor activities.

The Tomb Sweeping Day in Ancient Times
In ancient times, people celebrated Qing Ming Jie with dancing, singing, picnics, and kite flying. Colored boiled eggs would be broken to symbolize the opening of life. In the capital, the Emperor would plant trees on the palace grounds to celebrate the renewing nature of spring. In the villages, young men and women would court each other.

The Tomb Sweeping Day as Celebrated Today With the passing of time, this celebration became a day to honor the past ancestors. Following folk religion, the Chinese people believed that the spirits of deceased ancestors looked after their family, sacrifices of food and “paper money” could keep them happy, then they would bless the family prosper through good harvests and have more children.
Today, Chinese visit their family graves to tend to any underbrush that has grown, remove the weeds, swept away the dirt, and set out offerings of foods and burning “paper money”.

Up to now, the custom of obeisance ancestry and grieve over those already died relatives on Tomb Sweeping Day are still very widely accepted.

Out Best Technology will have our Tomb Sweeping day holiday from today till Apr 5. And back on Apr 6. Hope everybody have a nice weekend and enjoy life better.

Solderability Test

Solderability testing has become more common in the industry particularly to assess components and printed board surface finishes during the transition to lead-free manufacture. The wetting balance is the standard method of test and provides the repeatability that other methods do not.

Test Principle: Put the samples into tin bath, detect the solderability according to the hole wetting degree.
Ttest Purpose: Test the solderability of the PCB samples
Test Instrument: Thermostatic tin stove

Procedure:
1. Setting the tin slot temperature at 245℃, turn on the power.
2.Waiting for the Test Procedure up to 245℃+/-5℃, paint the samples with rosin. Use clamps nip it , just do as wave-soldering,let samples contact with the tin slot surface. Depth is about 2mm, time is nearly 4 seconds.
3. Tin material changing times: once / two weeks
4.Comments: The plated holes permit only 10% with half infiltrating, nonwettable and air blow is not allowed.


Figure 1. PCB samples before testing with the wetting balance



Figure 2. PCB samples after testing with the wetting balance.

As assembly Electronic components to printed circuit board always need high quality Interchange connection technology, doing the solderability test has great help to the high quality and zero defects welding technology. Our Best Technology did Solderability Test for every batch PCB, but due to some objective reasons, we didn’t give customers the solderability test samples. If customers need it, can also contact us.

Earthquake in Japan

When news come in, no one can believe it. I think, is it a rumor? But few hours later, we have to accept the fact. 9.0 Earthquake really happened in Japan! It is one of bigger disaster recently happened in the world. Remember last time in China, the earthquake is only 8, but it has caused uncountable lost for us. We really hope this bad condition will be finished very soon.

Express our deep sympathy for Japanese and May God Bless them!

The PCB raw material rise in price

International copper prices surged in the latter part of last year,this directly impact the price of copper foil. Since last September it raised month by month. It is reported that February is still raising 8% to 10%, and don’t eliminate to reset to higher prices again in March.

The substantial price rise of the copper foil directly influences the CCL and PCB industry. In February, both the thick and thin CCL had raised 5%-8%. Fiberglass had risen 20%. The PCB industry have gradually turned the corner also had to rise in price. The PCB industry improved obviously in the first quarter this year since last year’s downturn. The price of fiberglass appears a rose space .

On the side, the RMB appreciate against USD dollar, furthermore, gold and copper price, still keep rising since late last year. Especially CCL have also rised this year, this made PCB manufacturers under much pressure, more than 10% of the products had been raised the prices. Some few manufacturers are still keep communicating with their customers recently.

Happy Chinese Rabbit Year

In the past 2011, we achieve great success, together with customers, friends strong support. We see the economic growing, with the increased demanding for circuit board. We think people will need more circuits in their electronics products. So we have more confidence in 2011! So how about you, my friends?

Everybody is looking forward to back home to have happy time with their family and friends. You can see their feeling from the eyes, the face, and the voice is filled with happy, and a little nervous.

 To have good vacation will have good working in new year. Here are our 2011 Spring Festival Holiday Arrangement:

Jan 29th-Feb 9th: Closed

Feb 10th: Re-open

So everybody, enjoy the holiday!

Happy Chinese Rabbit Year! 🙂

Merry Christmas


Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. It’s a national holiday in western countries resemble the Chinese New Year. But now, it has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

Christmas means a joyful time of year. It brings friends and family together. Everyone smells joy in the air and everyone is celebrating Jesus’ birthday. It’s a matter of opening gifts, you can get a lot of presents from “Santa Claus”.

Christmas Day is the time spending with your family, seeing all the beautiful lights, decorating the tree, eating all the food you can eat, send gifts to each other. How Happy!

The Christmas atmosphere in China is getting more and more strong these years. Many family and supermarkets also have a decorated Christmas tree. People sent gifts and cards to show their blessings . All Peole are doing expect for the new year .

Christmas to me means when you think of people that love you and the people who are loved by you, not just all the presents and the decorations. It’s all about giving and recieving and spending time with your loved ones.

With the Christmas Day approaching, Best Technology take this opportunity to celebrate a fruitful results in 2010 and wish good luck and success in 2011 .

Warm greetings and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!
Wishing everybody peace, joy and happiness through Christmas and the coming year.

How to Send and Receive Money via Paypal

In previous article on Nov 2006, we started to accept the payment via Paypal with your credit card (refer to this: ) Now more people want to know how to send and receive the money via Paypal.

I think people can find the answers in help center of Paypal but seemed people like to see the process in pictures. As preverb says: A picture worths thousands of words. So I wrote this artcile and hope this will help people understand it.

A) Send Money to Paypal A/C

Send money to your customers, your friends is very easily. Login your A/C and click “Send Money” on top position and you will see two opinions: “Send money online” and “Pay for eBay items”. I take a picture showing “send money online”.

Send Money via Paypal 1

Just input the A/C No. (Actually it’s an Email address), amount of money and purpose of this fund, and click “Continue”. You will see a new page to confirm the A/C No, amount:

Send Money via Paypal 2

You can also write a message to receipt, limited to 300 characters.

Send Money Via Paypal

After checking everything is right, then confirm it and money will be sent out.

Very easily? Yeah! Next time let me show how to receive the fund your customers or friends send to you.

I think you’ll like it, Paypal is very convenient for small amount of money transfering, very fast (almost immediately), free to send money, and a little receiving fee (most of time, none).

So my friend, if you order flex circuit, rigid-flex, or any circuit boards, with our company (Best Technology), small amount (less than $500), you can choose this way.

All right. Is everything clear for you now? Any question, write email or leave message here, we will answer it very fast.

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. For thousands of years, the festival has been marked by eating zong zi (glutinous rice wrapped to form a pyramid using bamboo or reed leaves )and racing dragon boats.

The festival is best known for its dragon-boat races, especially in the southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes. This regatta commemorates the death of Qu Yuan , an honest minister who is said to have committed suicide by drowning himself in a river.

Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan

The people of Chu who mourned the death of Qu threw rice into the river to feed his ghost every year on the fifth day of the fifth month. But one year, the spirit of Qu appeared and told the mourners that a huge reptile in the river had stolen the rice. The spirit then advised them to wrap the rice in silk and bind it with five different-colored threads before tossing it into the river.

During the Duanwu Festival, a glutinous rice pudding called zong zi is eaten to symbolize the rice offerings to Qu. Ingredients such as beans, lotus seeds , chestnuts , pork fat and the golden yolk of a salted duck egg are often added to the glutinous rice. The pudding is then wrapped with bamboo leaves, bound with a kind of raffia and boiled in salt water for hours.

The dragon-boat races symbolize the many attempts to rescue and recover Qu’s body. A typical dragon boat ranges from 50-100 feet in length, with a beam of about 5.5 feet, accommodating two paddlers seated side by side. Dragon boat races in long, thin, canoe-like boats often sporting the head of a dragon on the prow, are a southern Chinese tradition.

Zongzi

Zongzi

Except eating zong zi and dragon-boat races Chinese people also cleaning the house on that day. The Dragon Boat Festival is also a cleaning festival. It is traditional for people to clean their houses on this day. It is also considered important to put up some leaves of mugwort or cattail on either side of the door, spray realgar water, and drink realgar liquor. These things are thought to prevent rot and kill bacteria to stop the spread of diseases.

Experts say, the Dragon Boat Festival custom began in China, the spring and autumn and warring states period, has more than 2000 years of history. But today, Dragon Boat Festival is still a very popular and grand festival among Chinese people.