Info on Continental Circuits: Aug. 30--A Phoenix circuit-board manufacturer is betting that a downturn in
the semiconductor industry is over and plans to hire 100 employees in the
next nine months.
Continental Circuits Corp. recently bought a facility for $1.1 million and
is renovating it to manufacture circuit boards. The building had been owned
by IPEC/Planar, a chemical mechanical polisher that doubled its manufacturing space by moving into a 150,000-square-foot facility in
Continental plans to use IPEC's old building for a "quick-turn facility,"
one in which customer designs will be made within a few days, company
President Rick McNamee said.|