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Accurate Circuit Engineering purchased an Excellon COBRA-II hybrid laser system.

Gold Circuit Electronics announced plans to set up a new plant in Thailand.

Mitsubishi Electric’s ME Innovation Fund invested in startup PCB maker Elephantech as part of a 900 million yen ($6.67 million) funding round.

Tianjin Pulin announced that the company plans to purchase 20% of the equity of Taihe Circuit Technology (Huizhou) held by TCL Digital Technology (Shenzhen).

Trackwise Designs has launched the sale process for its subsidiary, Stevenage Circuits, to focus on its harness technology business.

Yaohua announced plans to establish a subsidiary in Thailand, with a total investment of 1 billion baht ($29.6 million). Article ending bug


Aculon named Ellsworth Adhesives global distributor of its NanoProof 3 series coating.

ASML will build a new research center including a clean room together with Eindhoven’s Technical University.

BPC purchased a Kulicke & Soffa wire bonder to support its expansion into sectors where battery packs are required, particularly EV OEMs.

Cetec ERP was recognized as a top cloud ERP provider for aerospace/defense distributors by Aerospace Export.

CommScope Tijuana purchased a ViTrox V810i x-ray inspection unit.

Creation Technologies has doubled the production capacity at its St. Peter, MN, facility to total 88,000 sq. ft.

Ersa installed its 2,000th Versaflow 3/45 selective soldering machine in Hungary.

Forge announced the expansion of its relationship with connector manufacturer Samtec.

Foxconn opened a new global business headquarters in Zhengzhou, China, to cover its electric vehicles and robotics segments, and acquired a 300-acre land parcel on the outskirts of India’s tech capital Bengaluru as it looks to ramp up the production of iPhones in the country.

Gizmore announced a strategic partnership with Staunch Electronics India to expand its presence in wearable devices.

Green Circuits purchased a Takaya double-sided flying probe.

Ilfa purchased a Schmoll A-RMXY2-60S-CCD drilling and milling machine.

Integrated Micro-Electronics and Zero Motorcycles have agreed to build the first electronic vehicle motorcycle manufacturing site in the Philippines.

Kitron signed a production agreement with Maven Wireless.

Lacroix  suffered a cyberattack resulting in the temporary closure of three of its EMS sites worldwide.

Micross Components has acquired Technograph Microcircuits, a provider of hybrid integrated circuits, RF and microwave products, optoelectronics, and PCB assembly.

NeoTech opened a new training center in Juarez, Mexico.

Pegatron announced plans to purchase land and a building in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, for a total of NT$755 million ($25 million)

PDR appointed Process Automation & Tool as manufacturers’ representative in the southeastern US.

Rohde & Schwarz provided a complete EMC test system to Emitech’s new vehicle test center in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.

Ross Video is adding a fourth SMT line at its Iroquois, Ontario, site.

RØDE Microphones purchased surface-mount assembly equipment, including a YSM20R modular mounter, from Yamaha Robotics SMT Section.

Scanfil has been chosen by Grandcentrix to manufacture and further develop its Modbus Cloud Connect IoT solution.

Silicon Mountain purchased four Pillarhouse selective solder systems and a Universal Instruments Radial 88HTi radial insertion machine.

Surf-Tech purchased an Austin American Technology Aqua ROSE 4.0 batch cleaner.

Versalogic has launched an in-house production line for its embedded computer products in the US.

Wistron ceased production at its Taizhou plant in China, joining other Taiwanese ODMs who are accelerating the downsizing of production capacity in China. Wistron also exited its iPhone business in India, selling its remaining factories to Tata Group. Article ending bug