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Aohong Electronics plans to spend up to 600 million yuan ($84 million) on a new plant in Thailand that will build PCBs for export.

DuPont and JetCool Technologies announced a collaboration to increase adoption of advanced liquid cooling technology and introduce a new sales channel that brings JetCool’s advanced cooling solutions to semiconductor companies in Taiwan and Singapore.

Eltek will receive an additional $2 million from its insurance carrier to cover costs and damages from a fire at its PCB plant in June 2022. The fabricator has repaid the balance of its $1.7 million bank debt and is accelerating investments in production equipment.

FTG Circuits Toronto earned qualification for IPC-1791, Qualified Manufacturers Listing.

Huatong chairman Jiang Peikun said operations are expected to gradually improve in the latter half of the year, primarily driven by AI and electric vehicles.

Insulectro will become exclusive distributor of Arlon copper-clad laminates for North America.

Meiko will reportedly develop the rigid and flex PCBs required for Samsung’s Galaxy Ring.

Nan Ya will invest up to 700 million yuan to build a new copper-clad laminate and adhesive sheet production base in Thailand.

Nano Dimension sold a DragonFly IV system to the University of Stuttgart and signed an agreement with a large multinational electronics company to leverage DeepCube’s deep learning-based AI technology.

Renesas Electronics has standardized on Altium 365 PCB design software.

Rostelecom launched a new production line of PCBs and telecommunications equipment in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of its JV with Russian Telecommunications Technologies.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics is finalizing preparations for the commissioning of its FC-BGA substrate factory in Vietnam.

Siemens Digital Industries Software will expand its collaboration with Amazon Web Services to help IC and electronics design customers leverage AWS’s advanced cloud services.

TSMC has seen its capacity utilization rates for advanced processes below 7nm rebound slowly since June and is poised to embrace a new wave of chip demand growth in 2024.

Ventec announced a cooperative agreement with Giga Solutions to offer full workflow solutions to its global PCB and related industry customer base.

Yijia, a Taiwanese manufacturer of flexible boards for vehicles, plans to establish a new subsidiary in Vietnam. Article ending bug


Adco Circuits purchased a Hänel Lean-Lift vertical storage system and Scienscope Reel Smart incoming material station, installed a new robotic thermal adhesive dispenser, and launched – an online tool that provides instant component availability for uploaded BoMs.

Advantest and Arizona State University announced a collaboration with NXP Semiconductors to create a new test engineering course at ASU.

Assembly Solutions purchased two Inovaxe Smart Racks.

Avary Holding implemented Blue Yonder’s supply planning solution.

Benchmark Electronics celebrated the grand reopening of its facility in Almelo, Netherlands.

BTU International signed a strategic partnership with ANS-answer elektronik as its reflow oven distributor in Germany.

Compal Electronics purchased a $30 million plot of land in Vietnam to build a new plant and expand production capacity.

Creation Technologies moved into a new 150,000 sq. ft. facility in Changzhou, China.

Dorigo Systems chose CalcuQuote’s QuoteCQ RFQ Management System to upgrade its quote process.

Emerald EMS purchased an Identco ILP-45 label feeder.

Elista is investing Rs 350 crore ($42.7 million) in setting up two electronics goods and appliances manufacturing facilities in Kopparthi, India.

Foxconn called off a joint venture with Stellantis to design and sell high-end automotive chips. Its Texas-based subsidiary, S&B Industries, laid off 115 employees in late July.

Hentec Industries/RPS Automation expanded its distribution agreement with BTU International to include the Vector series of selective soldering systems.

Heraeus Electronics announced its participation in the EU-funded research project “ALL2GaN” (affordable smart GaN IC solutions for greener applications).

Hisense Middle East signed an MoU with Condor Electronics to manufacture and assemble consumer electronics in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Incap Slovakia expanded its production area by 1,200 sq. m. due to increasing volumes of customers.

Jabil and Napatech have collaborated on a server platform for high-bandwidth, low-latency, financial technology applications.

MacDermid Alpha announced a partnership with Amza for distribution and sales across Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank area.

NeoTech installed new automated production and inspection robots to enable a higher level of performance and improve efficiency.

Orbit International’s Simulator Product Solutions subsidiary received a new contract valued at more than $2.5 million.

Scanfil expanded its Malmö, Sweden, factory by 2,000 sq. ft.

Seho North America named Lean Stream technical sales representative across northern California and Nevada.

Segue Manufacturing Services expanded its Boston manufacturing facility.

STP Group will install a Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Pulsar solderability testing system in France.

Surf-Tech purchased a PVA Delta 8 selective conformal coating machine.

USI is expanding its expertise and capabilities in the EV industry by integrating production of powertrain systems.

Weller Tools is now offering its Weller Web Communication Platform in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and rest of world.

White Horse Labs purchased a Yxlon Cougar Evo x-ray machine.

Wistron will aggressively advance its worldwide manufacturing deployments in response to geopolitical shifts, according to the company’s chairman. Article ending bug