AT&S grows by double digits in the corona year 2020/21
AT&S closed a challenging year – marked by the corona pandemic – with a good performance and achieved a double-digit increase in revenue and earnings.
Continued investments at Eurocircuits operations Every year the company invests in its operations, something that has been seen as a key element to its success. And for 2021, the company will invest EUR 7 million in its two factories in Hungary and Germany.
New managing director takes the helm at KSG Austria PCB manufacturer KSG Austria GmbH is currently going through some changes at the management level. Dipl.-Ing. Margret Gleiniger has handed over the management of KSG Austria GmbH to Dipl.-Ing. Kornel Schmidt, who will be the company's independent managing director.
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Unimicron reorganises Kunshan manufacturing PCB manufacturer Unimicron has obtained funds (EUR 70.6 million) from the local government in Kunshan, China for relocating its manufacturing operations locally.
Aspocomp's net sales declined in almost all segments The Finnish PCB manufacturer is reporting of a quarter where the pandemic was still making its mark on the company's business.
Aspocomp ink two project agreements within automotive The Finnish PCB manufacturer says it has signed two significant project agreements for the supply of printed circuit boards to a customer within the automotive industry.
Schweizer exceeds projected sales figures for 2020 The Schweizer Group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 98.3 million in the 2020 financial year, exceeding the projected sales of between EUR 87 and 93 million.
North American PCB industry sales up 4.7% in March Total North American PCB shipments in March 2021 were up 4.7% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, March shipments rose 30.9% says the IPC.
AI is making its way into the printed circuit board industry The Know-Center developed an AI algorithm for AT&S. This not only correctly recognises the images of the circuit boards, but also provides an explanation of why a circuit board might be defective or intact. As a result, AT&S now has a transparent AI system at its disposal, which, after an intensive test phase, should deliver comprehensible and explainable results in the near future.
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Eltek to build second facility in Israel Eltek intends to apply to the Israel Land Authority ("ILA") for an allocation of land in the north of Israel where Eltek intends to build a second production facility.
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Trackwise appoints new COO to support expansion UK-based printed circuit technology specialist, Trackwise, has appointed Steve Hudson as Chief Operating Officer. He will support CEO Philip Johnston in executing the company’s strategy and vision as its expands to serve customers in its key verticals: automotive, aerospace and medical.
North American PCB industry sales up 6.1% in February Total North American PCB shipments in February 2021 were up 6.1% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, February shipments rose 3.9%, according to the IPC.
Elmatica adds to its medical manufacturer base The PCB broker announces that it has added two new ISO13485 approved manufacturing partners for medical applications in their supplier base.
PCB market continues to recover Due to the corona pandemic, the year 2020 was characterised by plummeting sales figures for the circuit board manufacturers in the DACH region, the industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems states.
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AT&S expands IC substrates division - invests millions The strong demand for ABF substrates, which are produced at the location in Chongqing, China, continues unabated. As demand is also expected to be strong in the future, the Management Board made the decision to fully expand the area available in Chongqing for the production of ABF substrates.
Aspocomp's net sales declined 18% in 2020 The pandemic, and the restrictions that followed, are having a broad impact on the supply chains of the electronics industry – and also on customer orders, says the PCB manufacturer.
AT&S CTO Heinz Moitzi to retire Following a 40 year stint with AT&S AG, Heinz Moitzi will retire from the company as of 31 May 2021.
Technosystems delivers automation systems to Schweizer PSC manufacturers are investing in the automation of their production facilities; especially now in these challenging Corona times.
Agfa appoints all4-PCB as new distributor partner Agfa announces the appointment of all4-PCB as their new distributor to handle their PCB Solutions product range in the Western USA and Canada regions.
Ventec, BizLink and Footprintku sign strategic alliance Ventec has entered into a global strategic alliance with interconnect solutions provider, BizLink Holding Inc., and Footprintku Inc., an online EDA library and digital transformation services provider for electronic components.
German PCB manufacturer strengthens sales team The KSG Group announces that it has added Paul Considine as its new International Business Development Manager.
High Precision Stencil Printing needs 3D Printing Tools According to several studies, roughly half of all soldering defects occurring in SMD assembly production are still closely related with the printing of the soldering paste.
ICAPE continues its expansion - acquires BA Elektronik ICAPE Group continues to expand in Germany. Following an inauguration of new offices in Rheinfelden, Herten earlier in 2021, the company kicks off March with the acquisition of BA Elektronik, a PCB and cable supplier located in Schnaittenbach.
Taiwanese PCB industry reaches new high in 2020 According to the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA), the 2020 output of the cross-strait Taiwanese PCB industry increased by 5.1% from 2019 to NTD 696.3 billion (USD 23,609 million) in 2020, reaching a new high in history through a positive growth for four consecutive years.
Elmatica adds British muscles to its technical team The Norwegian headquartered PCB broker has hired Craig Haywood as Senior Technical Advisor to their Technical Department, adding deeper ESA expertise to its team.
Strong end to 2020 for NCAB - enters 2021 with confidence "We leave 2020 behind us with a positive trend for order intake and increased activity among our customers. This augurs well for 2021," says CEO Peter Kruk in the year-end report.Load more news