Indonesia's export restrictions on nickel likely to impact EV battery market
As the global automotive industry picks up the pace of electrification, there will be a corresponding increase in the demand for nickel, which is a key ingredient for automotive batteries, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
A*STAR and STMicro team up on SiC R&D for the EV market The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics are launching an R&D collaboration in the field of silicon carbide for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets.
European Semiconductor distribution sales sets new records DMASS reports a whopping 31.8% growth in semiconductors in Q3 and +44.7% in interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. Shortages remain biggest problem for entire industry.
Zimmer Group plans further expansion Despite the difficulties on the market, German automation solution provider, Zimmer Group, continues to see strong demand. So much so that the company is looking to expand.
Sponsored content by Shenzen Kinwong ElectronicThe development trend of printed circuit board products and Kinwong's solution With the rapid development of electronic technology in recent years, printed circuit board (PCB) products are pursuing higher heat dissipation capabilities, with high voltage and high current characteristics, and are developing towards high-density interconnection technology (HDI).
Lanxess to expand high-tech plastics production in China Lanxess says it will expand its production network in China. The specialty chemicals company will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in Changzhou.
Jenoptik signs agreement to sell Vincorion Jenoptik AG has signed an agreement to sell the Vincorion division. It will be acquired by a fund managed by private equity firm STAR Capital Partnership LLP.
Midea to take Kuka off the stock exchange Five years after taking over the Augsburg robot manufacturer Kuka, the Chinese investor Midea wants to take the German company off the stock exchange. A so-called squeeze-out process has been initiated, Kuka says.
Kurtz Ersa takes over Schiller Automation The manufacturer of electronics production equipment is taking yet another step in the expansion of its “Automation” business unit. Kurtz Ersa and Schiller Automation will join forces in the global market for automation solutions in the future. Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of Schiller Automation, has informed his employees about the 100% takeover of the company by the Kurtz Ersa Group.
Sponsored content by CMLPCB prototypes to series production with the same project team? Here’s how! Prototypes are important building blocks for product developers to support a product concept from the design phase to its series production. Here, it is primarily a matter of converting a concept functionally into a design, verifying it and working out optimization potential. Even with all the possibilities of today's "simulations", real sample setups are still needed to convert the theory into real results.
NAND Flash revenue rises by 15% QoQ for 3Q21 The growth of the NAND Flash market in 3Q21 was primarily driven by strong demand from the data center and smartphone industries, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Foxconn invests $10 million in Autotalks Following a strategic collaboration agreement between Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Taiwanese EMS provider Foxconn, and vehicle-to-everything solutions provider, Autotalks, FIT will invest USD 10 million in the Israeli company.
Nilar reduces its workforce in Sweden The Swedish developer and manufacturer of batteries announces today that two notices of dismissal have been issued, among collective agreement employees and white-collar employees in Gävle and white-collar employees in Täby.
Revenue ranking of the top 10 OSAT companies for 3Q21 For 3Q21, the revenues of the top 10 OSAT outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) companies reached USD 8.89 billion, a 31.6% YoY increase, says TrendForce.
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Global OSAT revenue reaches $8.89 billion in 3Q21 As the global vaccination rate rose, and border restrictions in Europe and North America eased, social activities also began to enter a period of recovery, with the consumer electronics market seemingly ready for the arrival of the traditional peak season in 2H21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
German EMS provider expands across the Atlantic German EMS provider SERO GmbH, announces that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Syncron EMS LLC based in Palm Bay, Florida, USA on Friday, November 12th, 2021.
Former GlobalFoundries executive to lead IQE Following an extensive and rigorous search process, the board of the UK supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products announces that it has appointed Americo Lemos as Chief Executive Officer, starting on 10 January 2022.
GaN Systems raises $150M to speed up adoption of GaN technology GaN Systems announces a USD 150 million growth capital funding round to accelerate innovation and adoption of GaN technology across its automotive, consumer, industrial, and enterprise markets.
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TV Shipment to undergo 12.4% YoY decline for 2H21 Quarterly TV shipment for 3Q21 reached 52.51 million units, representing an 8.3% QoQ increase but a 14.7% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
UK medtech firm choses STI as manufacturing partner Occuity, a UK-based medtach start-up, have chosen EMS provider Surface Technology International (STI) to support the company with the manufacturing of their first ophthalmic product – The Occuity PM1 pachymeter.
Sensata completes is acquisition of Spear Power Systems Sensata Technologies has completed its previously announced acquisition of Spear Power Systems.
ICAPE Group expands in Sweden - creates a Nordic hub Following the company’s investment in Sweden two years ago, the French PCB supplier is expanding its presence in the country – and with that the Nordic region in general.
Sponsored content by BRADY CorporationAutomatically print & place labels anywhere on a PCB in 3 seconds Brady introduces A8500 FlexCell PCB Label Printer Applicator: the label precision print and apply system developed for high quality product and component marking in PCB assembly & similar applications.
Ian Wallace to shoulder new business development role at Digi-Key Electronic component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics, has promoted Ian Wallace has been to vice president, Americas and EMEA business development.
SCS acquires Comelec SA Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS), a provider of Parylene conformal coating services and technology, has acquired Comelec SA., a strong and established provider of Parylene, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and multilayer coating services in Switzerland.
Arkema accelerates its investments in batteries Arkema has officially inaugurated the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center.
Sims Lifecycle Services opens site in Ireland Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a provider of circular solutions for technology, is opening operations in Ireland with a new circular center dedicated to increasing the redeployment, reuse and recyclability of retired IT equipment and data center material.
Icape expands to South Africa via acquisition The PCB supplier continues to execute its global strategy and announces the acquisition of Trax Group in South Africa. This move will not only provide the company with a sales presence in South Africa, Icape will also gain a PCB production plant.
Kontron Electronics acquires business operations of UST Effective December 1, 2021, Kontron Electronics GmbH, will have acquired the business operations of EMS provider Ultraschalltechnik Halle GmbH (UST, Ultrasound Technology). Kontron Electronics will gain a new production site in Halle (Saale), Germany thanks to the acqusition.
The secret life of shielded boxes This whole thing with EMC, CE marking, function, requirements and regulations – it can become costly rather quickly. Testing to get a CE marking are not know for being cheap; a convenient and accessible solution to potential issues are shielded boxes, but does that really solve the problem?
BMW turns to Qualcomm for automated driving collaboration Qualcomm Technologies will bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, and products of its Snapdragon Ride Platform, to BMW Group's next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) platforms.Load more news