Principle Capital To Buy Israeli Firm Camtek’s Printed Circuit Board Unit For $35M

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Shanghai-based private equity fund Principle Capital has signed a definitive agreement with Camtek Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed Israeli semiconductor component manufacturer, to buy its printed circuit board (PCB) business for US$35 million.

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  1. The Printed Circuit Board Industry has been transitioning to RoHS PWB’s under the 2006 European directive. Part of this transition is the use of lead-free solder in the assembly operation; these solders have up to 500C higher reflow temperatures.
    In addition, many products that have had exemptions for lead-free assembly will need to convert to lead-free assembly in the near future.
    PCBs will have to survive the lead-free assembly process without defects such as blisters or delamination which can be guaranteed through high Tg laminates only.