Around the World


AT&S said it will delay the start of production at its new plant in Malaysia to 2026-27 due to high market inventory and weak demand.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft purchased a Nano Dimension DragonFly IV 3-D printer.

Haier plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore ($184 million) over the next two years to set up a PCB manufacturing and injection molding plant at its Greater Noida industrial park.

Hushi Electronics began construction on a $280 million PCB factory and warehouse in Thailand.

Jianding has acquired a PCB factory from an undisclosed Japanese company in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.

Notion Systems held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new company headquarters, which will feature 3,600 sq. m. of floor space.

Prototron Circuits named Sourcing Specialists representative in the Northeast US.

Pythos Technology Philippines is exploring six to seven business opportunities in Qatar in the fields of electronics, manufacturing, engineering and technical services.

Quanta Computer’s board has approved a company plan for up to $50 million to set up a new plant in Vietnam.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories purchased two Chemcut wet processing systems for its PCB fabrication plant in Moscow, ID.

Summit Interconnect installed two new automatic wet processing machines and MacDermid Shadow lines and etchers.

Sunstone Circuits is strengthening its partnership with Screaming Circuits through more efficient and concise communication, unified team building and training, and a streamlined quote turnaround.

T-Works is building a multilayer PCB fabrication facility in India that can facilitate rapid fabrication of up to 12-layer boards.

Würth Elektronik officially opened its High-tech Innovation Center in Munich on Apr. 3.

Zhen Ding Huai’an’s HDI/MSAP substrate plant will enter small-scale mass production in the second quarter. Article ending bug


Cogiscan announced new distribution partnerships with MacTech for technical sales support and representation in Argentina.

Collins Aerospace plans to expand its electronics production facility in Cedar Rapids, IA, to meet increasing demand.

Ducommun has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement to acquire BLR Aerospace.

EMD Electronics will spend $300 million to expand its specialty gas production facility in eastern Pennsylvania in a step state officials hope will boost the area’s appeal to the fast-growing semiconductor industry.

Foxconn may begin construction on a new mobile phone plant in Bengaluru, India, this month.

Hentec Industries/RPS Automation named Production Automation sales representative in the Upper Midwest US.

InSource Technologies purchased its second Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Vector 460 selective soldering system.

Kodiak Assembly purchased a Mirtec MV-6 OMNI AOI.

Mara Technologies held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its US headquarters in Grand Blanc Township, MI.

Microsoft plans to build a $1 billion data center on a 315-acre plot in Mt. Pleasant, WI, currently owned by Foxconn.

NeoTech announced that it has purchased equipment to open a new SMT line at its facility in Westborough, MA.

Nidec installed a Yamaha line in its new factory in Mexico.

PDR named SMTVYS Technology manufacturers’ representative in Mexico.

Pro‐Active Engineering purchased a Nikon XT V 160 x‐ray machine.

Rochester Electronics purchased a Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Photon steam aging system.

Sarcos signed a manufacturing services agreement with Jabil to advance production capabilities for its robotic systems.

Sure Grip Controls announced the acquisition of Industrial Electronic Controls of Rockford, IL.

Sypris Electronics recently received additional orders to manufacture and test electronics assemblies for an additional four systems to be supplied to a US DoD contractor.

Syrma SGS Technology is looking to double its SMT lines by using the proceeds of its IPO.

Tata Group is reportedly in the final stages of acquiring Wistron’s iPhone manufacturing facility in India.

Variosystems installed an EKRA Serio 4000.1 screen printer, Parmi 3-D SPI, ASM component level placement traceability, Heller reflow oven and Parmi 3-D AOI at its Southlake, TX, facility.

Variosystems announced the acquisition of Kubeg, a rapid prototyping and small series electronics solutions company based in Zizers, Switzerland.

VJ Electronix appointed Uptech to support its customers on the US West Coast.

Yageo plans to invest 205 million euros ($225 million) in the next decade to expand its component manufacturing operations in North Macedonia. Article ending bug