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Alpha Circuit installed a Gardien G90L flying probe.

Bomin Electronics is expanding its annual PCB production capacity by 1.72 million sq. m., increasing its shipment of high-count multilayer boards, HDI boards and IC carrier boards.

Cadence Design Systems is collaborating with Arm to deliver a chiplet-based reference design and software development platform.

Calumet Electronics received an Industrial Facility Tax Certificate to assist in the building of its $51 million advanced substrate factory in Michigan.

PCB distributor DirectPCB opened an office in Barcelona, Spain.

Nano Dimension received a patent for technology developed by its DeepCube AI group that enables better training and optimization of decentralized deep learning-based AI models.

NCAB has given its approval to factories specializing in IMS – insulated metal base PCBs.

Rex Electronics broke ground on an HDI PCB production facility in Kunshan, China.

Siflex, a South Korean flexible PCB manufacturer, will supply Samsung Display with rigid-flex PCBs for the iPhone 16 OLED.

Varioprint signed a strategic partnership with Fortify to introduce RF materials and applications to its European customers.

Ventec Giga Solutions has started offering a refurbishment service for separator plates used in PCB lamination processes.

Wazam New Materials said it plans to invest up to $60 million to build a copper-clad laminate factory in Thailand.

Yijia will invest $20 million to establish a subsidiary in Malaysia to produce rigid and flexible circuit boards and other components for the automotive industry.Article ending bug


Absolute EMS installed its second Hanwha Techwin TRNeF103 reflow oven.

AIM Solder named Cornerstone Technical Marketing sales representative in California and Nevada and Solder Connection representative in Ireland.

CE3S opened a distribution center in Orlando, Florida.

Cutera will pay $19.5 million in a settlement deal to Jabil after it decided not to renew their manufacturing service deal, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Emerald Technologies purchased an Ersa Versaflow 4/55 selective soldering machine for its Saline, MI, location.

Escatec purchased a Delvotec M17S automated wire bonder.

Europlacer signed a global partnership agreement with Siemens to integrate Valor Process Preparation software into its surface mount assembly platforms and products.

Fabrinet will produce Aeva’s 4-D LiDAR chip module.

Foxconn is rapidly growing its electric vehicle business, one of the three industries where the ODM strives to position itself. The company also plans to use proceeds from the IPO of its Foxconn Industrial Internet subsidiary to fund 7.3 billion yuan ($4 billion) in smart manufacturing platforms, cloud computing services and 5G solutions.

Green Circuits purchased an Anda Technologies iCoat-5 JetSelect conformal coating machine.

Heraeus Printed Electronics and SUSS MicroTec signed an agreement to develop digital inkjet printing of metallic coatings for semiconductor manufacturing.

Incap Slovakia upgraded its second SMT production line with advanced machinery.

Intel has postponed plans to invest in Italy after a project to build an advanced packaging and chip assembly factory was never finalized.

Jabil and OpenLight announced a strategic partnership to streamline and facilitate a backend manufacturing system ecosystem for PICs.

Kaynes SemiCon is shelving its plans to set up a chip assembly unit in India’s Telangana state and is instead moving it to Gujarat.

Kubler US named PMR Representatives sales representative in Southern California.

May & Scofield purchased a Promation Quick 9434 robotic soldering platform.

OSI Electronics opened a new manufacturing facility in Tecate, Mexico, to expand its capabilities in North America.

Padget Electronics, a subsidiary of Dixon Technologies, entered a contract with Compal Smart Device India to manufacture mobile phones.

Panasonic has begun an expansion project at its SMT machine factory in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park.

Q Source was named distributor for Gentex’s PureFlo air purifier.

Rocka Solutions will distribute Static Control Solutions products in the US.

Sacral Industries is opening a consumer electronics and home appliances assembly factory in Lagos, Nigeria.

Samsung West Africa has partnered with New Home Distribution Africa to assemble its electronics in Nigeria.

Silicon Forest Electronics purchased a Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Vector 600 selective soldering system.

Signal Hound is expanding its southwest Washington headquarters by 11,000 sq. ft.

StenTech completed a major technology update at its Photo Stencil Specialized Products division in Golden, CO.

TopLine has filed for a patent for solder columns for electronic components intended to operate in cryogenic environments.Article ending bug