Global TV shipments fall below 197M units for the first time in 2023
TrendForce’s latest research indicates that despite a decrease in the CPI in Europe and the US this year, consumer budgets are still constrained due to the current high-interest-rate environment, and the real estate bubble in China has suppressed TV demand.
ESCATEC names new Chief Executive Officer
Charles-Alexandre Albin, after many years across numerous roles within the organisation, will take the helm as the CEO of the ESCATEC Group, effective 31st March 2024.
Amphenol Invotec achieves ISO/IEC 27001 certification
PCB manufacturer Amphenol Invotec says that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its information security management.
EV Group expands production with new building
Austrian EV Group has recently completed the construction of a new expansion project, its new “Manufacturing V” facility, expanding the company's production capacity.
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Measuring soil moisture with the endrich IoT ecosystem
The latest development in the endrich IoT ecosystem is the integration of neo.mesh, a wireless ad-hoc network technology from NeoCortec. This design offers a possible solution to collect data from physical networks consisting of many sensors and transfer it to a cloud-based database. This scalable, durable, independent and battery-powered local network of intelligent sensor nodes is ideal for agricultural applications. Instead of direct sensor-cloud communication, which requires multiple internet connections, a secure local sub-gigahertz network with a single connection to the World Wide Web is sufficient.
Variosystems doubles capacities in Sri Lanka
Following a construction period of one and a half years, Swiss electronics manufacturer Variosystems has completed a plant expansion in Sri Lanka, doubling its production capacity.
Conductive Containers acquires Crestline Plastics
Conductive Containers, a provider of static control packaging for electronics, components and optics, has announced its acquisition of Crestline Plastics, an optics packaging company.
AMD inaugurates design center in India
AMD yesterday inaugurated what the company claim is its largest global design center. Located in Bengaluru, India, the campus plans to host approximately 3,000 AMD engineers in the coming years.
Icape acquires Bordan Electronic Consult
Yesterday, Icape announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the assets of Bordan Electronic Consult, a German company specializing in the design of "custom-made" technical parts.
TSMC considering third fab in Japan, running 3nm tech
The world's biggest semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly mulling a third fab in Japan, and according to people with insight the fab would make 3nm chips.
UK electronics manufacturer completes MBO
Mariam Smith, Managing director of UK contract electronics manufacturing company Datalink Electronics, has successfully orchestrated a Management Buyout (MBO), acquiring the company from its previous owners.
North American PCB industry sales Up 3.9% in October
Total North American PCB shipments in October 2023 were up 3.9% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, October shipments were up 6.3%, reports the IPC.
Intel’s global push – investing billions in new production
Since 2021, Intel has announced several massive projects – all in the multi-dollar scale – across the globe. From a USD 20 billion investment to build two new wafer fabs in Ohio, to a new USD 4.6 billion cutting-edge semiconductor assembly and test facility in Poland.
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Unlocking the Future of PCB: Bridge the Skills Gap and Nurture Next-Gen Talent
In today's highly-digital environment, embracing innovation and technology is no longer a choice but a necessity. The PCB industry is no exception. With a rising skills gap, the PCB industry faces an increasingly ageing workforce and retirement, so the loss of specialised skills and experiences is expected. This shortfall not only pressures the present but the outlook.
UCT Products Division, Chandler, relocates to new facility
Six legacy buildings have combined into one expansive space spanning 142,000 square feet.
Major Electronics b.v. invests in new Viscom system
Dutch EMS provider Major Electronics b.v. invests in quality assurance, adding a new 3D Automatic Optical Inspection machine from Viscom to its machine park.
STMicro goes green in Italy
Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics says it has signed a fifteen-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the supply of renewable energy to its operations in Italy.
Leuze expands with new US location
As part of its global growth strategy, sensor expert Leuze is moving to new premises in the USA. The US Leuze Sales, Production and Development departments will in future all be under one roof in Duluth, Georgia
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