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Cadence promoted Dan Fernsebner to R&D senior solutions architect. He joined Cadence in 2017 after 11 years with Altium and seven with Mentor.
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Summit Interconnect named John Vaughan vice president of strategic markets. He been held senior management roles in the PCB industry (engineering, operations, business development) and the EMS sector (corporate VP sales and marketing, director of supply chain, and director of operational planning) over his near 40-year career in the electronics industry.

Taiyo America announced Kate Han as technical sales engineer for the Western Region of the US.

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AT&S signed a deal with IMST to develop radar, radio modules, communication systems, and other high-frequency technology products.

AT&S plans to invest up to €120 million in a technology upgrade during the next four years.

Bowman and Raisa will supply a comprehensive line of reference standards for benchtop and handheld XRF plating measurement systems.

Chasm Advanced Materials announced the formation of a business unit dedicated to printed electronics and appointed Daniel Skiba vice president.

Electronic Interconnect installed an atg Luther & Maelzer A7a flying probe tester.

Flexium Interconnect is building a $333 million mmWave LCP antenna module plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Kemmer Praezision named Insulectro distributor of its drill and routing tools in North America.

Mu-Del Electronics acquired RF product manufacturing company Luff Research.

As a result of a recent fire at a Nittobo plant in Fukushima, Japan, the supply of ABF substrates worldwide is expected to fall short of demand by at least 20% by the end of 2020.

Schmid Group is moving its main China factory to Zhongshan.

PCB fabricator Sihui Fushi Electronic Technology went public in July on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

SnapEDA has created over 120,000 new Samtec connector models, including high-speed and micro-pitch board-to-board, edge card, and rugged connectors.

Unimicron Technology is slated to complete construction of a new plant in Yangmei, Taiwan, by the end of 2020, where it will build IC substrates for Intel, industry sources said.

Würth Elektronik is laying off up to 100 staff in Schopfheim, Germany, as orders slowed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.