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Altair has signed a multiyear campuswide license agreement with TU Delft, the Netherlands’ oldest and largest public technical university which is ranked 10th for engineering and technology in the QS World University Rankings.

Compass Diversified in February completed its previously announced sale of Advanced Circuits to APCT.

Nano Dimension received a purchase order from a supplier to the US government defense industry for a DragonFly IV additive manufacturing 3-D printer.

Nano Dimension has been granted a patent in the area of AI, specifically relating to the neural network that supports its cloud-based manufacturing platform.

Sunrise Electronics installed a DIS MFS manual flex bonder. Article ending bug


Altest purchased 10 Tagarno digital microscopes for its PCB assembly manufacturing facility in San Jose.

APCT has purchased a Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Pulsar solderability testing system.

ASMPT upgraded its WORKS smart shopfloor management suite with a Material Demand Calculation to dynamically calculate material requirements for definable time intervals, taking all incidents into account and continuously adjusting material requirements.

Aven appointed ARK Manufacturing Solutions manufacturers’ representative in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

BOE Technology Group, China’s largest display maker and a supplier to Apple and Samsung, is reportedly investing $400 million in two new factories in Vietnam.

Cal-Comp Electronics will set up four additional EMS factories in Thailand.

Celestica is laying off 44 workers at its Silicon Valley facilities, including 40 in Fremont, and four in San Jose.

Compal Electronics disclosed plans to set up an assembly plant for automotive electronics products for new energy vehicles in Mexico with mass production scheduled to begin in the third quarter at the earliest.

Datest announced a representative agreement with PIT Equipment Services for the US East Coast.

Dixon Technologies, India’s largest domestic EMS company, is considering setting up a plant in Tamil Nadu, according to a top executive. Dixon currently has factories in three Indian states but not in Tamil Nadu, which is a hub for electronics and automotive manufacturing.

Goepel Electronic has opened a subsidiary in Malaysia.

Incap Electronics purchased a Mirtec MV-3XL Omni AOI, and its Estonia plant added an SMT line and upgraded two others.

Kitron entered into a production agreement with Easy Aerial, a developer of autonomous UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).

Kitron in 2023 has invested in six new SMT lines across four factories.

Promex Industries installed a Finetech Fineplacer Sigma die bonder.

Retronix installed Gen3 NC25 PCB cleaning systems at its factories in Scotland and the US.

Salcomp plans to double its workforce in India to 25,000 over the next three years, targeting annual revenue in the country of at least $2 billion to $3 billion by 2025. Salcomp will have a “significant role” in Apple’s supply chain, the company said.

SMT Tooling, a division of PSA Systems, named The JW Corporation manufacturers’ representative.

StenTech opened a facility in Huntingdon Valley, PA.

TEXMAC/Takaya appointed Quality Associates manufacturer’s representative for Indiana and Kentucky.

TopLine installed a Hentec/RPS Automation Odyssey 1750 robotic hot solder dip component lead tinning system.

Treston named MaRC Technologies representative in the US Pacific Northwest.

Viscom named PB Technik distributor for Poland. Article ending bug