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!
dSPACE adds West Coast office Simulation and validation specialist dSPACE has opened a Silicon Valley office in San Jose, California as part of its strategic realignment.
Cogiscan, BasiCAE form strategic partnership Quebec-based Cogiscan Inc. has announced a partnership with China’s BasiCAE Technology, a provider of traditional shop control systems and software customization services.
Korea hits new record of industrial robots in operation The World Robotics report presented by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows a new record stock of about 300,000 operational industrial robots in the Republic of Korea in 2018 (+10%).
Keytronic starts production at its new Vietnam facility Keytronic Corporation says it has started shipping product from its new Da Nang, Vietnam manufacturing facility.
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USI's looking to accelerate expansion - acquires Asteelflash It looks like we’re ending 2019 with a bang. One of the worlds biggest EMS providers wants to acquire one of Europe’s largest electronics manufacturers.
Devon manufacturer adds capabilities in Dorset via acqusition Devon-based PCB manufacturer, EuroTech Group, is acquiring PCB manufacturer Lyncolec, based in Poole, Dorset.
Kyocera and TactoTek collaborate on IMSE solution Kyocera and TactoTek has singed a marketing agreement which aims to bring IMSE solutions to several new market segments, including industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, and more.
IPC: Unanimous approval of USMCA needed IPC issued a statement this week expressing support of the recently bi-partisan approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and a strong desire for legislative approval by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
Nordson's CFO to retire in 2020 after 30 years with the company Nordson's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gregory A. Thaxton, plans to retire in 2020 after thirty successful years with the company, with the last 12 years as CFO.
KUKA restructures subdivision due to economic uncertainty KUKA is restructuring a subdivision in the Robotics segment that is responsible for automated manufacturing solutions such as cells and special machines.
PCB industry recovers slightly in Q3 PCB manufacturers in the D/A/CH region were able to increase sales sequentially in the third quarter of 2019 by 1.1%. However, sales figures are 11% lower than those recorded for the third quarter of 2018, reports the industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.
Garz & Fricke moves into new HQ in Hamburg-Harburg Garz & Fricke GmbH continues to expand. As of late October, the business operations of the HMI and Panel PC specialist will be transferring to the new headquarters in in Hamburg-Harburg.
TF Massif Technologies taps new CEO British Columbia-based TF Massif Technologies has announced the appointment of Tom Peregoodoff as the company’s new chief executive officer.
DoJ: Google, Fitbit deal under review The U.S. Justice Department is looking into anti-trust issues concerning Google's bid to buy Fitbit Inc.
L3Harris Tech secures U.S. Marine Corps order L3Harris Technologies received a USD 50 million follow-on delivery order for Falcon III AN/PRC-160 HF radios and related equipment from the U.S. Marine Corps .
Metair completes Romanian lithium-Ion battery cell factory South African energy storage company, Metair Investments, says that its Romanian units Prime Batteries and Rombat have completed the installation of the group's first Lithium-Ion battery cell manufacturing and assembly facility in Bucharest, Romania.
£5m award marks ‘topping out’ of Cardiff research powerhouse An GBP 80 million Cardiff University powerhouse for Welsh scientific research has been ‘topped out’ by Bouygues UK – backed by over GBP5 million support from Welsh Government and industrial partners.
Advanced Energy expands with new lab near Frankfurt Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has opened its Advanced Materials Processing (AMP) Showcase Lab near Frankfurt, Germany.
TTM Technologies unveils NY engineering center On the heels of its acquisition of manufacturing and IP assets from i3 Electronics Inc., TTM Technologies has announced the opening of a new engineering center in Binghamton, NY.
EU Commission to support pan-European battery development Seven member states will provide, in the coming years, up to EUR 3.2 billion in funding to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.
The pulse of the electronics industry Growth is slowing worldwide and the industry’s outlook is less optimistic than in previous quarters, although it is still generally positive, according to the results of IPC’s fourth-quarter 2019 Pulse of the Electronics Industry survey.
Teradyne delivers J750 semiconductor test system to Ardentec Teradyne has hit a milestone with the 6,000th shipment of the J750 family of semiconductor testers.
Season Group names new SvP for global business development Season Group has appointed Stephen Tsao as the company's new Senior Vice President, Global Business Development.
Zestron appoints new sales director Europe Mr. Adam Meinert recently joined ZESTRON as the Sales Director of Europe.Load more news