Obsolescence management cannot be an afterthought
May 20, 2022“Obsolescence has always existed. However, it usually only becomes really critical for companies when the exception mutates into the norm. And in recent years we have unfortunately experienced this unwanted development not only with semiconductor chips, but increasingly with many other components, materials and raw materials,” says IIOM President and COGD Chairman Dr Wolfgang Heinbach.
FREYR starts preparatory work for Finnish battery plant
May 20, 2022The Norwegian battery manufacturer has signed an agreement with the City of Vaasa, Finland, for the temporary lease of 130 hectares – 1,300,000 square metres – of land in the GigaVaasa area. The plot will be the future site of the company's planned battery cell production plant.
Ferrotec to add manufacturing capacity with new plant in Malaysia
May 20, 2022Ferrotec, a global supplier of materials, components, and precision system solutions, is establishing a new manufacturing facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, facilitated by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
New lithium-Ion battery recycling facility opens in Arizona
May 18, 2022Li-Cycle Corp. has started operations at its new Arizona Spoke facility located in Gilbert, Arizona.
Indium expands with mew manufacturing facility in Malaysia
May 17, 2022US-based global materials supplier Indium Corporation, will invest MYR 250 million (USD 57 million) in an expansion that will result in a new manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia.
DuPont opens new production line in Circleville, Ohio
May 17, 2022DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a business within the Electronics & Industrial segment, has completed a USD 250 million capital project to expand production of Kapton polyimide film and Pyralux flexible circuit materials at the Circleville manufacturing site.
€14 billion to attract semiconductor players to Germany
May 16, 2022EUR 14 billion in state support is the German governments new strategy to attract more chipmakers to the country.
Hydrovolt starts operations at new EV battery recycling plant
May 16, 2022Northvolt's and Hydro's battery recycling joint venture, Hydrovolt, has officially started commercial recycling operations in Fredrikstad, southern Norway.
TDK expands with new MLCC production site in Japan
May 16, 2022Japanese TDK Corporation says that it will construct a new production building on the premises of the Kitakami Factory – located in Kitakami city, Iwate prefecture, Japan – in order to to enhance the company's MLCC production.
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Strongest quarter in company history for KATEK
May 13, 2022German EMS provider KATEK, started the fiscal year of 2022 with the strongest quarter in its corporate history.
Applied Materials opens Montana expansion – create 200 new jobs
May 13, 2022The company has opened its latest expansion in Montana, a new semiconductor manufacturing center set to create 200 jobs in the Flathead Valley.
How to easily select the right frequency generation component
May 12, 2022Question: What is the right frequency generation component for my application?
Can pre-owned equipment be the way out of the shortage?
May 12, 2022The global semiconductor supply chain remains under immense pressure. However, major investments are being made to increase capacity and fortify the supply chain for the future – but we wont feel the effect of these investments for years. Adding to the issue, there is not enough chips for the chipmaking machines.
German components distribution remains on record course
May 10, 2022Continuing shortage and price increases from manufacturers provide lead to more than 50% sales growth for German components distribution, reports the FBDi. The order situation is relaxing slightly.
From a distributors point of view – Smith
May 10, 2022Understanding current market trends, continuous investments in in-house testing and process automation, as well as strategically placed distribution hubs are key factors for mitigating the effects of the current global semiconductor shortage, according to Smith.
Semcorp to invest $916 million in new US production site
May 09, 2022SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group will establish a manufacturing facility in Sidney, Ohio, investing USD 916 million and creating nearly 1,200 jobs.
GPV maintains strong growth despite increasing challenges
May 05, 2022Danish EMS provider GPV continues to deliver strong growth in 2022, reporting the best first quarter results ever.
BayaTronics opens new manufacturing facility
May 05, 2022BayaTronics, a supply chain and manufacturing solutions partner located in Concord, North Carolina, has purchased a complete Juki line for its new facility.
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May 04, 2022Battery materials company Sila says that the company has purchased a facility with more than 600,000 square feet of space located in Moses Lake, WA to be used to manufacture its lithium-ion anode materials at automotive volumes and quality.