Electronics Production | December 30, 2008
The 10 Biggest Stories on evertiq.com in 2008
2008 was a tumble year in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. One of the biggest news stories on evertiq.com in 2008 was the locations of the top 10 EMS providers and the Foxconn lay offs. Find the ten biggest stories on evertiq.com during this year.
What is hot? Top 10 EMS providers’ locations in Europe – May 21st evertiq has made a list from the top 10 biggest EMS provider’s locations in Europe, (including Russia and Israel). Foxconn to lay off 100,000 – December 16th Foxconn to lay off 100,000 employees as its export business declined substantially. This would account for about 10% of its management and 5% of its global employees. List: All substances that are possibly included in the new RoHS-directive – March 28th The EU-Commission has assigned a German institute to determine if more substances can be included in the upcoming revision of the directive. Alcatel takes back some production from Flextronics, Sanmina & Celestica – November 21st Alcatel Lucent is pulling back parts of its production from EMS-giants Flextronics, Sanmina-SCI and Celestica to produce back in-house. Suppliers for iPhone 3G revealed, are you on the list? – June 20th July 11th is the set date for Apple’s European launch of the new upgraded 3G iPhone. evertiq has got its hands on the complete suppliers list. 14 European companies in Top 50 EMS provider 2007 list – November 21st Manufacturing Market Insider (MMI) has posted the annual Top 50 list of the world's largest EMS providers in 2007. Additional to that, evertiq has made some research about the European EMS providers that have made it onto the list. What is Flextronics in Europe today? – April 07th What is Flextronics in Europe today? Is Flextronics today what it was 5 years ago? Gary Watson, Senior Director, Strategy & Marketing, of Flextronics SBS gives his view. Flextronics sees High Level Assembly as Europe’s future – December 02nd evertiq talked to Mattias Lindhe, Vice President for Flextronics SBS, about future developments in the EMS-industry. The EMS-giant sees Europe’s future in High Level Assembly and is to focus on the development of its European operations, especially on Germany and the UK. Sanmina-SCI to expand in Sweden and Germany – November 25th evertiq was invited to interview Oliver Digel, Senior Vice President Business Development EMEA at Sanmina-SCI, at this year’s electronica fair in Munich. The 4th biggest EMS provider is looking to expand capacities in Sweden and to expand its team in Germany. Nokia Romania to produce five mobiles per second – January 14th Nokia will start manufacturing on February 11 at its plant in Cluj, Romania. The plant will assemble five mobile phones per second. We are looking forward to a new and interesting new year. We would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and other friends a Happy New Year! Your evertiq team! Image source: Asti
Eaton buys new facility – merges busway operations from multiple sites Power management company Eaton has purchased a new facility in Hodges, South Carolina, establishing a new home for Eaton’s busway product line currently spanning three facilities across Greenwood County.
AIM adds new facility in Brazil AIM Solder has opened a new wholly-owned facility in Manaus, Brazil. This new stocking facility, which represents the only legitimate source of AIM products in Brazil, enables the company to support a growing Brazilian market.
PFOA now in REACh and POP regulation On 4 July, PFOA - perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and precursor compounds - was included in the POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 and at the same time also came into force in the REACh Regulation (Annex XVII, entry 68).
Manz AG receives further Battery order Manz AG is expanding its successful partnership with an international battery manufacturers in the Energy Storage segment with a further major order in the mid double-digit million euro range.
Advantech and Interlatin to set up JV in Mexico Industrial IoT specialist, Advantech, says it is establishing a joint venture subsidiary in Mexico with its channel partner Interlatin.
Mercedes-Benz takes equity stake in Farasis Mercedes-Benz is taking another important step on its journey towards CO₂--neutral mobility. The Stuttgart-based car manufacturer has launched a strategic partnership with Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd., including taking an equity stake.
A new EMS provider sees the light of day EMS providers DataED and Bestronics merge to launch a new player – Emerald EMS.
Tektronix joins the fight agains COVID-19 Tektronix has shifted its focus from supporting vehicle manufacturing to assisting with ventilator production.
ABB completes divestment of Power Grids to Hitachi ABB has reached a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company, with the completion of the divestment of 80.1% of its Power Grids business to Hitachi.
Germany amps up domestic battery production with massive state subsidies The German government is investing more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production.
Internal promotions and executive retirements at Kimball EMS provider, Kimball Electronics, has made two new internal promotions aimed at contributing to the company accelerating its strategic growth plans.
Kyocera & TMDU team up for research on vitals measurement headset Kyocera Corporation and Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have teamed up on a joint research project to develop a wireless headset that can remotely monitor high accuracy patient biometrics, such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).
German battery manufacturer receives funding for cell production facility VARTA AG receives public funding of EUR 300 million for battery cell production facility.
Scanfil to streamline its factory network The EMS provider is planning to combine the production of its Hamburg factory with its other factories in Germany and Poland
Kitron awarded new order within measurement technology Kitron has been awarded new business for measurement technology. The award covers a period of five years, and the expected annual value is between EUR 3.5-5 million.
NORBIT ASA awarded aquaculture contract Norwegian technology manufacturer, NORBIT, has been awarded a new contract from an existing customer within the aquaculture market.
Saki strengthens its Asian operations The AOI specialist is expanding its global sales organisation with new Asia sales department, and appointing Katsuhiro Eddie Ichiyama as Senior General Manager for the Asian region
Scanfil to sell its plant in Hangzhou, China The board of directors of the Finnish EMS prover has decided to sell the entire share capital of its subsidiary located in Hangzhou, China, for a total of EUR 18.4 million to Hangzhou Cabinet Technology Co., Ltd.
Staying put during the COVID-19 pandemic TPCA (Taiwan Printed Circuit Association) announced the production and sales data for Q1 2020; the output value of Taiwan cross-strait PCB industry totalled NT$136.9 billion (approx. US$4.541 billion) in Q1/2020.
North American PCB industry sales up 1.0% in May Total North American PCB shipments in May 2020 were up 1.0 percent compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, May shipments fell 3.0 percent.
Sensirion expands with new production site in Hungary In a response to positive business trends and the increasing demand for its existing and new sensors, Sensirion is expanding its production capabilities by establishing a production site in Debrecen, Hungary.
Management Change at the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group After 27 years in the Würth Elektronik Group, Oliver Konz has decided to resign his position as Executive Vice President of the Würth Group and CEO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group for personal reasons and leave the company.
Kurtz Ersa inaugurates new production hall In Bestenheid, Germany, the company has just opened its new production and administration building. Following 24 months of construction and furnishing, the company now have access to 4’500 new square metres of space.
PCB industry: 1Q/2020 overshadowed by corona pandemic After a significant drop in sales at the end of last year, PCB manufacturers in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) region recorded a sales growth of 16.1 percent in the first quarter of 2020.Load more news
- A new EMS provider sees the light of day
- Germany amps up domestic battery production with massive state subsidies
- Global microelectronics market with overall stable development
- GaN and SiC power semiconductor markets set to pass $1 billion mark in 2021
- ABB completes divestment of Power Grids to Hitachi