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A provision that allows the use of standard datasheets for electronic components when reporting to the automotive industry’s material declaration system, IMDS, will be removed on Jul. 1.

Absolute EMS purchased a Sayaka SAM-CT23S tabletop router from Seika Machinery and a Nordson Dage Quadra 3 x-ray inspection machine.

AIM Solder expanded its research and development laboratory in Montreal.

Asymtek expanded distributor Neutec Electronic’s territory to the French-speaking areas of Switzerland.

AW installed a Yamaha YSP screen printer.

Celestica will lay off some 450 people at its Romanian subsidiary, according to reports.

CheckSum is partnering with the Adaptsys Group to sell its in-circuit test solutions in Europe.

Computrol purchased an Asys Serio 4000 solder paste printer.

Critical Manufacturing appointed Process Automation & Tool representative in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.

Cyient opened a wire harness lab in Peoria, IL.

India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said foreign retailers can now meet local sourcing requirements by buying goods produced in units in Special Economic Zones, a decision that should benefit ODMs like Wistron and Foxconn.

EnviroLeach Technologies completed preliminary lab-scale testing on the recovery of tin metal from PCB material.

Fluidra acquired Australian EMS Fabtronics for AU$15 million.

Hanwha Techwin named Torenko & Associates, Kurt Whitlock Associates and Murray Percival Co. as its three top performing reps in the US.

Intervala signed a manufacturing agreement with Noregon Systems.

KIC expanded BarTron’s sales territory to include Ohio, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania.

Koh Young America recognized its top performing sales partners: Jim Rittman, Aligned Solutions; David Dogget, FHP; Mario Pouza, Fuji do Brazil; and Ray Neal, Process Automation & Tool.

Kurtz Ersa presented GMG Industrial with two Representative of the Year awards.

MacroFab purchased an Austin American Technology Aqua Rose PCB cleaner.

Nexvoo will outsource manufacturing to Foxconn.

nScrypt announced successful 3-D printing of Type IX solder and silicone adhesive dots in the 50-micron range.

Omron’s foundation provided cash and robotics equipment to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for a new and expanded mechatronics laboratory.

Prime Technological Services has acquired I Technical Services for an undisclosed sum.

Productronica China and Electronica China have been rescheduled for July 3-5.

Quik-Pak announced a new substrate design, fabrication and assembly service.

Saki opened a plant in Yamato Koriyama City, Nara Prefecture, Japan to build electronics x-ray inspection equipment.

Smart Made Simple purchased a CyberOptics SQ3000 3-D AOI.

Scienscope named Repstronics representative in Mexico.

Yamaha Motor Europe opened a customer service and support function at its headquarters in Neuss, Germany.

South African courts have suspended the liquidation process of Yekani Manufacturing’s R1 billion (US$66.7 million) EMS factory, according to reports.