Electronics Production | December 20, 2005
evertiq's 10 Biggest Stories in 2005
Rutronik's buy-out of Eurodis. Enics purchase of two Flextronics plants. Sanmina-SCI workers walked out and protested in Finland. We have gathered the ten biggest news stories on evertiq in 2005.
Flextronics Sweden up for sale (January 19) The bomb blasted at evertiq's office in the end of 2004, when the editorial staff received an anonymous phone-call stating that most of Flextronics' Swedish operations were up for sale. Three potential buyers were mentioned. In April, fast growing EMS-Provider Enics AG announced that they have acquired two plants in Sweden from Flextronics. Click to read the full story Solectron axe nearly 1000 in Romania (March 31) The American EMS Giant fires nearly 1000 out of 4000 workers at its plant in Timisoara, Romania. Click to read the full story Foxconn worlds second-largest EMS (April 12) A report from IDC mentioned that Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) overtook Sanmina-SCI to become the second-largest global EMS Provider. Click to read the full story Eurodis in merger talks (June 22) Rumour has it that someone is willing to take over troubled distributor Eurodis. A couple of weeks later, Eurodis went into administration. German competitor Rutronik and other distributors stepped in to take over anything that was worth something. Click to read the full story New PCB plant opens in Hungary (July 12) Japanese PCB-producer Ibiden Co. inaugurated its newly built PCB-plant in Dunavarsany, Hungary. Click to read the full story Sasco Holz starts business activities (July 14) A new distributor, with over 200 employees and a yearly turnover of about EUR 200 million was created as a result of a merger of the Arrow Central Europe companies Holz Elektronik GmbH and Sasco Vertrieb von Elektronischen Bauelementen GmbH. Click to read the full story Camtek files lawsuit against Orbotech (July 15) The day after, it was revealed that Camtek Ltd. and its parent company, Priortech Ltd., filed a lawsuit against Orbotech Ltd. and Orbot Systems Ltd. The lawsuit seeked to recover damages caused to Camtek and Priortech. Click to read the full story Sanmina workers walked out (September 16) The workers at Sanmina-SCI's plant in Haukiputaa in northern Finland walked out in a protest of the company's personnel policy. Click to read the full story Two handset makers drop Flextronics Hungary (October 10) Flextronics in Hungary lost some major parts of its handset production when two mobile phone companies transferred their production. 900 employees were removed. Click to read the full story FR4 can't take the increased temperatures (November 23) It appeared that the increased temperatures that comes with the RoHS directive will be harmful for the well established FR4 (Flame Retardant 4) laminate in the PCB industry. Click to read the full story Other Big Headlines in 2005 we remember Cofidur plans to take over Flextronics' french operations Tyco slims in Europe and US but exploding in China Top 100 global EMS companies NOTE CEO to quit Molex to close plants in Europe Kitron plans transfers to Lithuania Merry Christmas from the evertiq Team! Irma Mehmedovic, Jesper Olsson, Henrik Björsell, Håkan Andersson and Karin Björsell!
Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
Plessey partners with Axus Technology Plessey, an embedded technologies developer, is partnering with Axus Technology (Axus), a provider of CMP, wafer thinning and wafer polishing surface-processing solutions for semiconductor applications, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLED technology to the mass market.
GPV Electronics CN resumes production On 19 February 2020, the Chinese Central Government informed that all enterprises in the Guangdong province are now allowed to resume production.
Nano Dimension moves its main commercial activity to USA Nano Dimension announces that the company is establishing its headquarters for the Americas in South Florida.
Rockwell Automation inks deal for Italy’s ASEM Rockwell Automation Inc. has signed a purchase agreement to acquire digital automation technologies provider ASEM S.p.A.
IFR releases ‘Top Trends 2020 Robotics’ The International Federation of Robots (IFR) has forecasted an uptick of 2 million industrial factory robotic units in the next two years.
Paslin, Rivian fuel EV factory expansion The Paslin Company, a builder of robotic assembly lines for Tier 1 suppliers and OEM auto companies, is expanding in Warren, Michigan.
Nokia plans to acquire US-based company The Finnish telecom company is planning to acquire Elenion Technologies, a U.S.-based company focusing on silicon photonics technology.
neutec electronic to handle Asymtek and Dima in Switzerland Asymtek, a part of Nordson Electronics Solutions - announces that their distributor, neutec electronic AG, has expanded its representation of all Asymtek and DIMA products to the French-speaking areas of Switzerland.
BMZ subsidiary Poland reports successful business year 2019 BMZ Poland, the second largest production site of the BMZ Group, is expanding its production area and is reporting 10% sales growth and thereby reached record results for the business year 2019.
Scanfil CEO: ‘Our operations are making good progress’ The last quarter of 2019 was the strongest one for the EMS provider. Scanfil recorded a turnover of EUR 155 million, a growth of EUR 15 million or 10% year-over-year.
Prime Technological Services acquire ITS EMS provider Prime Technological Services LLC has acquired Georgia-based I Technical Services (ITS).
Florida’s Sypris snags BAE Systems contract Sypris Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., has won a contract award from London-based BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.
Into the future, San Diego style IPC APEX EXPO, the North American electronics manufacturing industry’s biggest gig, has left the teenage years behind with this year’s 20th anniversary show held Feb 3-8 in San Diego.
5 semiconductor companies hold 53% of global wafer capacity The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, says IC Insights.
Global DRAM revenue holds steady in 4Q19 The DRAM inventory finally returned to a relatively normal level for most OEMs in 4Q19 after nearly three consecutive quarters of adjustments, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce.
Mitsubishi Electric completes new satellite production facility Mitsubishi Electric has completed construction of a new facility for the production of satellites at the company’s Kamakura Works in Kamakura, Japan.
ISS-Broadband delivered by Kongsberg Kongsberg equipment is to enable broadband transmission for the International Space Station (ISS) to 'significantly improve communication between the ESA astronauts manning the station and earth.
Mycronic receives order for an SLX mask writer Swedish equipment provider, Mycronic AB, has received an order for the new SLX mask writer from a customer in Asia. The customer already has mask writers from Mycronic.
A new production unit for mirror segments for ELT Safran's new production unit at the company's Saint-Benoît facility near Poitiers in central France will make the primary mirror segments for Europe's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
A more sustainable approach to semiconductor manufacturing Reuse; that is the key to driving environmental sustainability in global semiconductor manufacturing, says Steven Zhou, CEO of Moov Technologies.
Teslas German venture comes to a halt following court order A court in Germany has ordered the US electric carmaker to stop clearing the forest at its future location outside Berlin.Load more news