The European PCB industry – a trip down memory lane
June 29, 2022European PCB production has for a number of years been outcompeted and outperformed by production in Asia. It’s been previously documented that the prime movers were price competition and a strong outsourcing wave of the entire electronics industry in general. But how does the European PCB industry look today?
GPV and Enics merges – creating a new European EMS giant
June 22, 2022Danish EMS provider GPV is merging with Swiss-headquartered EMS provider Enics. The transaction values the combined business at more than DKK 4 billion (EUR 537.7 million).
BMW Group brings e-drives to Austria
June 21, 2022From 2025 onwards, BMW's next generation of e-drives will be created in Steyr – with both production and development on site – as company's plant Steyr embarks on an electrified future.
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California EV company opens India HQ in Hyderabad
April 13, 2022California-based EV company Fisker announces that the company has established its India headquarters in the southern city of Hyderabad, Telangana State.
Austrian automotive supplier expands in Hungary
March 09, 2022Austrian powertrain system developer, AVL, is expanding in Hungary. The company has broken ground on a New Vehicle Test Hall in the city of Érd, just outside of Budapest.
Despite the challenges, 2021 became a record year for GPV
March 04, 20222021 proved to be another record year for Danish EMS provider, GPV. The company recorded revenues of DKK 3.2 billion (EUR 430 million), an increase of 11% from 2020.
Infineon to invest €2 billion in a new Malaysia frontend fab
February 17, 2022Updated: The German semiconductor company is looking to fortify its position in power semiconductors by adding significant manufacturing capacities in the field of wide bandgap (SiC and GaN) semiconductors. The company is investing more than EUR 2 billion to build a third module at its site in Kulim, Malaysia.
Continued strong growth for AT&S
February 07, 2022The Austrian PCB manufacturer is reporting positive revenue development for the first three quarters of 2021/22. Nine-month revenue increased by 30% to EUR 1.14 billion, compared with EUR 884 million during the same period last year.
Thai EMS provider expands in Slovakia
January 31, 2022EMS provider SVI is currently expanding its European footprint. The company is adding 4000 new square metres of floor space at its manufacturing factory in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia in order to increase production capacity.
Robot density nearly doubled globally
December 17, 2021The use of industrial robots in factories around the world is accelerating at a high rate: 126 robots per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries – nearly double the number five years ago (2015: 66 units), reports the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Volta Trucks announces partnership with DB Schenker
December 01, 2021DB Schenker and Volta Trucks have confirmed a partnership and pre-order of nearly 1'500 full-electric Volta Zero vehicles to accelerate the transition to an all-electric urban vehicle fleet.
ZKW ramps production and adds capacity with new expansion
November 16, 2021After about a year of construction, ZKW's new logistics centre in Wieselburg, Austria is now in operation. The new, highly automated, warehouse system will guarantee a steady, fast and efficient supply of materials for the entire production site.
Heidelberg expands e-mobility production
November 03, 2021German manufacturer, Heidelberg, says that it has commissioned a fourth production line for wallbox systems at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, earlier than planned and with round-the-clock, three-shift production.
Dr Klaus Fiedler named as LPKF’s new CEO
October 11, 2021Dr Klaus Fiedler will become the new Chief Executive Officer of LPKF Laser & Electronics AG. The Supervisory Board of the technology company has appointed the manager to join CFO Christian Witt in the Management Board, effective 1 April 2022 or earlier, with a three-year contract term.
Infineon opens high-tech chip factory in Austria
September 17, 2021Infineon Technologies AG officially opened its high-tech chip factory for power electronics on 300-millimeter thin wafers at its Villach site in Austria. At EUR 1.6 billion euros, the investment made by the semiconductor group represents one of the largest such projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.
Volta Zero gets Austrian manufacturing location
September 08, 2021Steyr Automotive (formerly MAN Trucks) and Volta Trucks sign a manufacturing agreement which will see Volta Zero production commence in Austria on time, at the end of 2022.
Global PCB Top25: ZD Tech, Unimicron & DSBJ lead
August 24, 2021In 2020 there were 128 manufacturers with revenue exceeding USD 100 million included in the list, up 6 from 122 in 2019, with a combined 10.3% growth rate from USD 62.342 billion to 68.789 billion.
Cobham wants all of rival Ultra; UK has issues with thatLoad more news
August 23, 2021On 16 August 2021, Cobham Ultra Acquisitions Limited (Cobham) and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (Ultra) announced that they reached agreement on the terms of an acquisition of Ultra.