Electronics Production | December 29, 2006
The 10 biggest stories in 2006
We have listed the 10 most read stories on evertiq.com during 2006. Click here for the full list.
1. Solectron to close plant in Scotland (October 30) Solectron announced that they close its Factory in Dunfermline, Scotland. The closure affected 440 workers. One week before, Solectron announced a large investment in Romania, adding some 800 employees. Read the story 2. Denmark sues EU commission for approving deca-BDE (January 23) The Danish government brought the European Commission into justice for approving the use of the flame retardant deca-BDE. Read the story 3. Nokia looking to replace Elcoteq (March 21) Nokia Corp. was looking to shift orders from EMS-provider Elcoteq SE in Asia, which gets around 2.4 Billion Euros worth of orders from Nokia each year. Read the story 4. Enics set target to be among the top five EMS-providers within Industrial (October 13) evertiq speaks to Mr. Reijo Itkonen, Enics, who said that the potential for the world wide industrial electronics is about 30 billion Euros and additional 15 - 16 billion Euros from other Enics addressable markets (Medical and Instrumentation). Only 20 per cent of this is currently being outsourced. "Today we are number eight in the world within the EMS-Industrial niche, and our target is to be among the top five", Mr. Itkonen said. Read the story 5. Flextronics laid off 380 in France (September 13) Nortel Network revealed its plans to transfer the production of GSM equipment from the Flextronics plant in Châteaudun to Sanmina-SCI in Mexico. Read the story 6. Celestica UK plans to axe 665 (October 12) 665 employees at Celestica, based in Priorslee, the UK, were told they would be made redundant. Read the story 7. Circatex files for bankruptcy (January 16) UK-based Printed Circuit Board maker Circatex went out of business as a result of losses of orders. Read the story 8. Tyco sells its entire PCB Division (August 3) Tyco International Ltd. announced that the company entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Tyco Printed Circuit Group business to TTM Technology Inc. Read the story 9. Panasonic in Austria on fire (June 13) A major fire broke out at Panasonic Electric Works Electronic Materials Europe in Enns, Austria. AT&S in Leoben Hinterberg, a major customer at the plant, was affected by the fire. Read the story 10. Major changes to follow Farnell's appointment of Harriet Green (November 27) During a breakfast meeting at Electronica, Premier Farnell's Chief Executive promised the audience that Premier Farnell will go through a couple of changes. Read the story We are looking forward to more ground breaking stories during 2007. Thank you all for this year and a Happy New 2007! Picture captured at the Electronix show in Gothenburg, Sweden in September 2006.
HZO unveils larger HQ in North Carolina HZO, known for protective nano coatings designed to help electronics withstand corrosive liquid environments, held an open house at its new headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina this week.
Luminator Technology relocates some production to Texas Luminator Technology Group has relocated production of its Apollo Video Technology RoadRunner mobile video security solutions to Luminator’s headquarters in Plano, Texas.
Kurtz Ersa invests heavily in development to stay on top With more than 30 percent of its employees involved in research and development, the company is making sure that it is able to respond to its customers needs at all times.
BMW's new battery cell centre to handle everything from material to prototyping The BMW Group is looking fortify its position in the world of electric mobility and has pooled its many years of experience with battery cells and extensive knowledge in the field in a new Competence Centre.
Sponsored content by EsemdaContract manufacturer Esemda opens new facility in Vilnius and expands EMS The new facility has been built with reserved space for future expansions. As Esemda constantly grows, it is of great importance to be able to rapidly increase production capacity in large volumes.
Cicor selected as production partner for drug delivery system Cicor announces that it has won a major new customer in the medical technology sector, one of the company's strategic target markets.
Keysight, FormFactor and CompoundTek to collaborate Keysight, FormFactor and CompoundTek, have formed a joint plan to provide an advanced photonics on-wafer testing solution to include automated alignment, simultaneous optical-optical and optical-electrical device tests.
Wireless Telecom buys Holzworth Instrumentation Wireless Telecom Group Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Holzworth Instrumentation Inc., a Boulder, Colorado-based provider of specialty phase noise analyzers and signal generators.
NCAB Group acquires Altus-PCB in USA Altus-PCB is a full-service supplier of PCBs based in New Jersey, USA, that has a business model similar to NCAB’s. Tee US company has a high level of technical expertise and sells mainly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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Mycronic's Thomas Stetter looks back at a successful year As the company is moving more and more towards becoming a full solutions provider, business is taking off and the numbers show very much confirms that the Mycronic's strategy is working.
IBL Löttechnik reviews 2019 IBL Löttechnik GmbH is staying on top of the market thanks to continues R&D investments.
Second install for EFI at Mid America Display Silicon Valley’s EFI will install a second EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet, direct-to-board printer later this month to Mid America Display.
Ron Jakeman of Electrolube looks back at a successful 2019 Electrolube has been growing, both in terms of its footprint and financially, for a number of years not; Ron Jakeman details the company's progress.
Sponsored content by Z ElektronikaZ Elektronika opens new factory in Pécs To keep up with rapid growth of the company, on the 13th September Z Elektronika celebrated the grand opening of its new electronic design and manufacturing facility close to the highway in Pécs, Hungary, which adds new features and production site to its nearby location.
Etteplan and Scanfil to start strategic cooperation in joint customer projects Engineering company Etteplan and contract manufacturer Scanfil have today agreed to enter a strategic partnership in Finland.
The lovechild of ACE Production and InterSelect Carlos Bouras of Nordson Select gave us the rundown of the result of the integration and combination of ACE Production and InterSelect GmbH - the new Integra.
American Battery Metals, U.S. lawmakers convene American Battery Metals Corporation has completed a series of meetings with lawmakers and personnel in the Department of Energy and Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues critical to the domestic battery production and storage industry.
Cogiscan, Critical Mfg. form strategic partnership Quebec, Canada-based Cogiscan and Critical Manufacturing, headquartered in Portugal, have forged a strategic partnership to deliver smart factory solutions for electronics manufacturers.
Collins Aerospace expanding in North Africa Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has taken the first step toward the expansion of its existing site in Casablanca, Morocco.
The advantage of Vantage - Garrett Wong tells the tale Nordson Asymtek's Garrett Wong gives us a rundown of the business year and also details the Vantage Advantage
Saki’s Eddie Ichiyama details a very successful business year Eddie ichiyama from Saki gave us an update on how 2019 has been for the company and also shared some details on the recent expansion in the Czech Republic.
The ripple effect of Enrico Krog Iversen while being an active part in creating one of the fastest growing robotics companies in modern time might have been enough for most people, that does not seem to have slowed down a certain Danish entrepreneur.
Yamaha's Ichiro Arimoto on the business year and the company's new ventures Evertiq had the opportunity to talk to Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe, about the business year and the company's new ventures.
Mycronic, Indium forge strategic partnership Indium Corporation has announced a strategic partnership with Sweden-based Mycronic, to develop no-clean and water soluble solder pastes for jetting applications.
SCHMID delivers PlasmaLine to Hofstetter PCB SCHMID announced it has installed the company’s first PlasmaLine comprising ICP etch & sputter deposition of its Korean JV SCHMID AVACO at Hofstetter PCB AG in Switzerland.
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