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ACB Group installed a Schmid InfinityLine DES line.

American Standard Circuits celebrated 35 years in business on Aug. 25.

Apex Circuit received a Social Empowerment Award from NGO Enterprise Asia for a public welfare project it conducted in the village of Uttaradit in northern Thailand.

Aspocomp will temporarily lay off 26 workers at its Oulu plant over the next three months in response to low delivery volumes.

Coherent, a maker of lasers, sensors, and optics for industrial use, will set up a center of excellence at the IIT Madras Research Park in Chennai, India.

High Density Packaging User Group announced that Japan Pure Chemical Co. has become a member.

Huawei is reportedly building up a fab stable in China to try and evade US restrictions on tools and technology.

Korea Circuit is supplying high-end automotive flip-chip BGA boards to STMicroelectronics.

Peters purchased a Seho Reflow 1.8. soldering machine.

Taiwan PCB Techvest expects its new PCB plant in Vietnam to be fully operational and ready for production in the fourth quarter.

Tanaka Precious Metals aims to establish a “Global Recycling Network” to promote the widespread recycling of precious metals.

TTM Technologies received a multiyear contract from the US Army to support its Air Missile Defense Planning and Control System and Integrated Battle Command System.

Unitech Printed Circuit Board is reportedly considering a merger to expedite the establishment of its new production site in Thailand.

Welgao applied for an IPO with plans to raise 601.3 million yuan ($82.6 million) on a new PCB facility that will increase its annual production to 3 million sq. m. Article ending bug


Altus Group has opened a facility in Cork, Ireland, to accommodate rapid growth in the country and support its customers within the region.

Aurelius Technologies installed a rooftop solar photovoltaic plant at its manufacturing plant in Kulim High-Tech Park, Malaysia.

Betamek, a Malaysian EMS provider, is investing in software and system development and implementation to facilitate factory automation towards Industry 4.0.

BTU International has added the capability to manufacture reflow ovens in Mexico.

A Cicor Technologies subsidiary has been rated the most crisis-proof electronics manufacturer in Germany.

DRI India Relay purchased Hentec Industries/RPS Automation Pulsar solderability testing and Photon steam aging systems.

Emerald EMS added an NPI center in San Jose, the EMS company’s second.

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

Flex is closing its Tempe, AZ, injection molding plant, laying off 50.

Foxconn invested $500 million in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where work has begun to build two new factories in Juárez, and teamed with STMicroelectronics for a bid to build a semiconductor factory in India. The company also secured approval to invest $329 million in India and Vietnam.

ITW EAE opened a semiconductor technology center in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

LogicMark announced an agreement with All Quality and Services to engineer and manufacture new hardware devices.

MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions plans to open a second facility in Japan to serve the needs of the local automotive industry.

Naprotek purchased a Seica Pilot V8 Next flying probe.

NeoTech expanded its failure analysis lab at its Agave manufacturing site in Juárez, Mexico.

Scanfil will produce Njord Medtech’s Atle 180, a new generation patient transfer solution.

StenTech installed an LPKF Laser & Electronics StencilLaser G6080 at its facility in Guadalajara.

Surf-Tech Manufacturing purchased a PVA Delta 8 selective conformal coating machine.

Tata Electronics is planning a Rs 3,400 crore ($410 million) expansion of its electronics manufacturing capacity in Tamil Nadu, India.

Terran Orbital opened a 60,000 sq. ft. addition featuring two new PCBA lines at its Irvine, CA, facility.

Tompkins Robotics named Kardex Solutions sales partner for its picking, sortation, and take-away automation products.

WT Microelectronics will acquire electronics distributor Future Electronics for $3.8 billion.

Winston Industries, a Kentucky-based manufacturer of circuit boards and industrial equipment, announced its investment of $1.2 million into its facility. Article ending bug