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Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 0.3% Month-to-Month in October

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“Global semiconductor sales ticked down again in October, with sales decreasing on a year-to-year basis by the largest percentage since December 2019,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Sales into the Americas market stood out as a bright spot in October, increasing by double-digits compared to the same month last year.”

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in the Americas (11.4%), Europe (9.3%), and Japan (3.9%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-10.1%) and China (-16.2%). Month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (2.2%) and Europe (0.2%), but fell in Japan (-0.1%), China (-1.5%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (-1.6%).


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Center for Creative Leadership Program

Leadership Team

Advantek’s Senior Leadership Team graduated from their Center for Creative Leadership Program four months ago. The ambitious team of 24 successfully completed a six-month program around Leadership, and here is what a few of them had to say about it:

“The CCL leadership training opened my mind to a new way of thinking. In the COVID era, I think about whether we should slow down or speed up, but I realize it’s about balance. Take time to communicate more, continue to develop the team, and identify any major blind spots.” –Rebecca Wang, Controller, Shanghai 

“During our training, I found it helpful to learn and to listen, to not just the facts, but also the feelings and values of team members. I think the transition of the training to an online format helped me further exercise the listening skills we developed. By specifically asking team members for feedback about my performance and the performance of the team, I became more away of peoples’ wishes. This has been very important as we incorporate remote communication tools.” –Zack Campshure, P2 Center of Excellence (CoE) Manager

“As a Human Resources Manager, you’re in the middle of everything, and that can be tough. The training had helped me understand my own weaknesses and fears, and how to deal with those when giving and receiving feedback. It can be hard to give and accept feedback, but when you do, you become a better version of yourself.” –Rose Lera, Human Resources Manager Philippines

Advantek Corporate Social Responsibility During COVID-19


Despite the devastating impact of COVID-19 on people and businesses around the world in 2020, Advantek Corporate Social Responsibility has continued in the Philippines but in a slightly different way.

The site has supported both online teaching and classroom education by donating e-learning equipment such as laptops, calculators, printer ink/paper, and televisions. Along with that, they have donated hygiene and COVID sanitizing kits to low-income STEM and elementary school students in public schools near Advantek to help them continue their studies despite lockdowns and other COVID-related challenges.

“Through this simple act, we help these students continue their education and achieve their dreams,” says Rose Lera, Human Resources Manager, Philippines.

We look forward to helping in more ways with our Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Advantek Gives Back to Families in Need

Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program at Advantek, our Eden Prairie office participated in an event, for Project for Pride in Living. It is a Minneapolis, Minnesota non-profit that, “builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.” We put together 200 snack packs to be distributed to kids in these families, as they are not receiving the meals they typically would at school, with distanced learning during the pandemic. It was a fun team building event, and we are looking forward to more Corporate Social Responsibility projects in 2021.

SMTconnect – 2020 (Voucher Redemption) Nuremberg

SMT Nuremberg , May 05-07, 2020

Advantek will exhibit at SMTconnect in Nuremberg, Germany on 5 – 7 May 2020.

If you received a show voucher from Advantek, please click the link at the bottom of this announcement for your registration to SMTconnect. Visit us at booth 226 in hall 4 to learn more about our advanced line of carrier tape, including high precision tape for bare die, cover tape, reels, and more. If you would like to receive a voucher, please contact your Advantek sales office. We look forward to meeting with you!

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