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Dynamic Electronics has accelerated the construction of its new plant in Thailand, which is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical will expand production capacity of BT laminates for semiconductor substrates at its Thailand campus.

Nan Ya released its plans for setting up factories in Southeast Asia between the end of the third quarter and the fourth quarter at the earliest.

Northern Copper announced plans to issue Series A shares to raise 1 billion yuan ($140 million) to increase PCB-related projects.

RBP Chemical Technology announced a strategic partnership with Mid-States Graphics to expand its product offerings.

Taiwan PCB Techvest announced plans to set up a new plant in Vietnam to produce PCBs for optoelectronics and notebook applications.

TSMC is reportedly contemplating a 3% to 6% price increase for its advanced process manufacturing beginning in January 2024.

Xinxing is actively deploying new products involving AI and is working closely with Intel’s data center division to meet the demand for AI servers. Article ending bug


Adco Circuits purchased a Hänel Lean-Lift vertical storage system and a 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.

Advantex installed and commissioned a Milestone IP surveillance system along with a number of high-resolution Axis IP cameras at Plexus.

AIM Solder appointed ACD Renaissance manufacturers’ representative in India.

Cetec ERP was chosen by GoldStar Medical Instruments to provide a web-based solution for inventory control, traceability, accounting and quality management.

Dixon Technologies said it is partnering with Xiaomi’s Indian arm to make and export phones for the Chinese firm.

Firearm OEM FN Herstal is now offering contract assembly at its primary manufacturing facility near Liege, Belgium.

Hentec Industries/RPS Automation sold Pulsar solderability testing and Photon steam aging systems to a major aerospace contractor for its missile sector manufacturing facility.

EG Industries announced a partnership with Yamaha to establish advanced 5G automated intelligent SMT production lines for its upcoming smart lights-out factory in Batu Kawan, Penang.

Foxconn’s new factory in Devanahalli, India, is anticipated to be valued at Rs.130 billion ($1.6 billion) and claims to offer approximately 50,000 job opportunities for its planned production of more than 20 million iPhones per year.

ITW EAE named Macon representative and distributor of Vitronics Soltec soldering equipment.

Lacroix has restarted production at its plants in France, Germany and Tunisia after they were disrupted by a cyberattack in mid-May. While the attack will have a temporary impact on the second quarter, the company said it does not expect any significant repercussions on the financial targets announced for the full 2023 financial year.

OSI Optoelectronics announced an expansion of solutions including new products and services including rigid flex board and flex circuit design, manufacturing and assembly.

Price Electronics purchased an EVS 500 Solder Recovery System.

Pegatron announced plans to purchase land and a building in Taoyuan, Taiwan, for a total of NT$755 million ($24.6 million).

Powin named Jabil to build its energy storage platforms.

Sourcemap announced the closing of a $20 million Series B investment to further expand its global footprint and add business-critical solutions to its supply chain mapping and monitoring software suite.

Tata Electronics is reportedly in talks with large global semiconductor companies and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test vendors to foray into advanced packaging of semiconductor components.

ThermOmegaTech recently merged with TJM Electronics and added PCB assembly to its manufacturing capabilities.

ViTrox named TetraTronik Makine Ticaret distributor in the Türkiye region.

Western Reserve Controls renamed itself Anzer and added a larger manufacturing facility, additional SMT equipment, a dedicated prototype production line and additional personnel.

Xiaomi India has begun producing audio goods in India in collaboration with Noida-based Optiemus Electronics.

Yamaha Robotics SMT delivered a complete SMT line to Ouman Estonia.

ZF Group is on track to grow its presence in China with additional production capacity for electronic power steering (EPS) systems. Article ending bug