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Aurubis is expanding its Augusta, GA, metal recycling plant to increase production of copper for PCBs, among other materials.

PCB distributor Confidee has announced its entry into the printed circuit industry, with a stated focus on developing, documenting and proving compliance in the supply chain.

Huizhou China Eagle Electronic Technology will invest CNY550 million ($79 million) to construct a PCB fabrication facility in Thailand to supply local automotive electronics, computer and electrical appliance makers.

Siber Circuits installed an Atg Luther & Maelzer A7a flying probe tester.

Wus Printed Circuit plans to set up a factory in Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand. Article ending bug


Apple is reportedly close to entering an agreement with Luxshare to produce iPhones.

BTU appointed Assembly Resource exclusive distributor for reflow soldering systems in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Cicor Technologies acquired German electronic components manufacturer AFT Microwave.

Dell plans to phase out use of all Chinese-made semiconductors by next year, according to reports.

Eurocircuits is moving to a new facility and expanding its assembly operations in Hungary.

Flex expanded its footprint at its logistics hub in Lodz, Poland.

Foxconn’s subsidiary in China has agreed to sell its entire equity stake in Chinese chip conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup.

Laon People, a South Korean company specializing in AI-based vision inspection solutions, has registered a patent in China for a “defect detection device and methods” in relation to AI vision inspection.

MicroCare opened a warehouse and distribution center in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced publication of a new Technology Brief focused on advances in predictive maintenance, also known as condition-based maintenance (CBM+).

OiTec, a Finnish expert in electronics testing, has joined Goepel’s strategic partnership program GATE (GOEPEL Associated Technical Experts).

Quanta Computer is reportedly planning to set up a plant in northern Vietnam to produce Apple MacBooks.

Scanfil added a 2,000 sq. m. (21,500 sq. ft.) expansion to its factory in Malmö, Sweden.

Specialty Coating Systems’ Indianapolis coating facility has achieved Nadcap accreditation for conformal coating of electronics – printed board assemblies.

Thermaltronics USA announced the addition of three dedicated demonstration facilities in the US, UK and China.

TTM Technologies purchased a Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Pulsar solderability testing system. Article ending bug