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Alfa Laval launched a production line for printed circuit heat exchangers at its plant in Le Fontanil, France.

American Standard Circuits opened a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse in West Chicago.

Calumet Electronics announced an expansion of its PCB manufacturing facility to more than 200,000 sq. ft.

Toppan will build a semiconductor packaging substrate factory in Singapore, with plans to put it into operation by the end of 2026.Article ending bug


Ark Electronics announced the expansion of its EMS capabilities in Mexico and Europe.

Aven named CE3S distributor of its optical inspection and precision hand tools.

Betamek expanded its electronics manufacturing operations via the acquisition of Sanshin (Malaysia) from Tokyo-listed Outsourcing Inc. for MYR13.4 million ($2.8 million).

Bransys purchased a Pillarhouse Jade MKII selective soldering system.

Desay SV opened an 80,000 sq. m. expansion at its factory in Huinan, China, featuring 50 SMT production lines.

Dixon Technologies signed an agreement to use Dassault Systèmes’ software, and is reportedly in talks to acquire a majority stake in Transsion Holdings’ Indian unit.

Ducommun announced two awards totaling over $50 million in revenue for circuit assemblies for Raytheon’s SPY-6 family of radar systems.

Ellies, a JSE-listed electronics manufacturer and distributor, is being liquidated after business rescue efforts failed.

Escatec has deployed Pudu Robotics material handling robots at its Malaysian plants in Penang and Johor Bahru.

Foxconn in April started a rotating chief executive system in an overhaul of its management designed to nurture successors.

Instrumental announced it has joined Nvidia Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications.

International Finance Corporation is weighing a potential $150 million investment into Salcomp’s India subsidiary.

ITW EAE named Foster Innovative Technology representative in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Nordson Electronics Solutions expanded its partnership with smartTec Nordic A/S for distribution in Sweden, Finland and the Baltics.

Padget Electronics signed an agreement with Chinese ODM Longcheer to manufacture and sell smartphones for global brands using Longcheer’s design and technology.

Phononic announced the launch of a wholly owned subsidiary in Thailand as its APAC headquarters.

Remtec completed a new, 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Canton, MA.

Signal Houshmand Kasra, an Iranian knowledge-based company, has set up a complete electronics assembly line near Tehran.

SMTXtra named Kurt Whitlock Associates representative in Florida and MaRC Technologies representative for the Pacific Northwest.

Sono-Tek named SMarTsol Technologies representative in Mexico.

VT Mechatronics completed an expansion of its factory in Győr, Hungary that doubled its assembly capacity.Article ending bug