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American Standard Circuits Sunstone signed a licensing agreement with Precision Circuit Technologies.

Amitron installed a Wise outer layer tin stripper and Wise innerlayer dry-film stripper.

Gold Circuit Electronics and Shikoku Chemicals joined the High Density Packaging User Group.

Rogers Corp. signed a lease on a factory in Monterrey, Mexico, for advanced busbar manufacturing and engineering services. The first phase of the new site is slated for completion in late 2024.

Schmid is collaborating with Calumet Electronics to build its advanced substrate factory in the US.

Ventec’s VT-901 polyimide material is now qualified by ESA in ACB Belgium’s manufacture of HDI PCBs.Article ending bug


Active-PCB Solutions purchased a Kolb PSE LH7 cleaning system.

Altest purchased a Viscom 8011-III x-ray inspection system.

Anzer received a contract from Ohio State University for the RALPH (Research Assignment Learner for the Prehospital Setting) project.

Apple reportedly told its primary suppliers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to halt their plans for more production lines for the iPhone XR.

Bharat Electronics received a contract worth Rs 2,282 crore ($274.5 million) from the Indian Navy to supply an electronic warfare suite for use on warships.

Bittele Electronics expanded its Markham, ON, assembly facility to improve inventory accuracy and streamline operations.

Detech named Estanflux exclusive representative of Prey AOI in Spain and Portugal and Panatek sales representative in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Dixon Technologies selected Blue Yonder to digitally transform its supply planning capabilities.

Electri-Cord Manufacturing is updating its brand to ECM to reflect its global contract manufacturing and supply chain solutions.

Heraeus Electronics acquired the PriElex electronics inks business line from Kayaku Advanced Materials.

Honeywell will invest $84 million to expand its aerospace manufacturing facility in Olathe, KS.

Japan’s trade ministry will offer up to 45 billion yen ($301 million) for research into cutting-edge semiconductor technology.

Jyoti CNC Automation expects sales to electronics manufacturing services customers to rise to 25% of its business next year, up from 12.5% in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.

Kübler named Murray Percival Co. sales representative for Arcadia in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania.

Kurtz Ersa partnered with Comtree to strengthen the availability of spare parts in Canada.

Malaysia plans to build a world-class electrical and electronics cluster.

NEOTech expanded its microelectronics manufacturing center.

Nortech Systems expanded its fiber optic technologies with the addition of Expanded Beam Xtreme.

Nvidia is building a new business unit focused on designing bespoke chips for cloud computing firms and others, including advanced AI processors.

Panasonic has begun a 3.54 hectares expansion project that will double capacity at its SMT machine factory in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park.

Pegatron has announced plans to build a plant in Malaysia, bringing the total number of its manufacturing sites in Southeast Asia to four.

Raytheon received a $20 million contract to develop a next-generation multichip package for use in ground, maritime and airborne sensors.

Saki Corp. supplied inline optical inspection systems to Smart Modular Technologies.

IONA Tech named TestEquity authorized distributor of its ESD prevention equipment and accessories.

TT Electronics will lead design, manufacture and integration of electric cable harness assemblies for the UK’s Challenger 3 prototype tank.

Variosystems opened a new subsidiary to serve the Asia Pacific market region.

Vega Industries named Rocka Solutions tool distributor.Article ending bug