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Cadence named Patrick Davis product manager director. He has nearly 25 years’ experience as a PCB designer and manager with Rocket EMS, Summit Computer and Millennium Design.

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Aotco Metal Finishing has acquired Plating for Electronics, a provider of specialty anodizing, electroplating, and laser marking services based in Waltham, MA.

All Flex has developed etched foil heaters for medical diagnostics, DNA testing, P.O.C. instruments and cancer diagnostics.

Board Shark PCB hired ER North as manufacturers’ representative in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Sabic intends to boost production capacity for its proprietary resin to support growth of PCBs used in 5G base stations and high-speed servers.

Sanmina added RoBAT backplane testing technology to its facilities in California and Mexico.

Schweizer Electronic named Varikorea sales representative for South Korea.

Sumitomo Electric Industries has succeeded in mass production of Fluorocuit, fluororesin-based flexible printed circuits for 5G applications.

Sun Chemical named Icaro to distribute its conductive and dielectric inks, as well as other electronic materials, in Mexico.

Taiwan-based PCB fabricators, now with 60% of their production capacity in China, are feeling more pressure to relocate their production plants to Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India.

TPCA is studying PCB factory smart manufacturing planning.

Trackwise installed a roll-to-roll direct imaging system and roll-to-roll flexible circuit laser drill.

Unimicron Technology sustained a fire at its PCB plant in Kunshan, China. The cause and extent of the damage are under investigation.

Ventec appointed Spectrum Marketing Associates sales representative for the US West Coast region and Mexico.