Osram invests in California-based UV LED specialist
February 19, 2021Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light.
Swedish EMS provider to become major shareholder in Enedo
February 16, 2021Swedish EMS provider, Inission, says it plans to invest EUR 6.8 million to acquire 49% of the shares in Enedo, a designer and producer of high-quality electronic power supplies and systems.
Altus appoints a new CEO to lead the company
February 12, 2021UK-based capital equipment supplier, Altus Group, announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the company’s strategic growth throughout the UK and Ireland.
Strong finish to an exceptional year for Kitron
February 12, 2021Kitron's revenue for the fourth quarter was NOK 992 million (EUR 96 million), an increase of 12% compared to last year.
Jenoptik expecting further growth in 2021
February 10, 2021Jenoptik achieved its forecast revenue figures and significantly exceeded its profitability target. According to the preliminary figures, group revenue in the past fiscal year reached around EUR 767 million (prior year: adj. EUR 837.0 million), approximately EUR 28 million of which were contributed by TRIOPTICS.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding
February 09, 2021Japanese Aroma Bit, a company that develops and markets compact odor imaging sensors and various related services, has allocated additional shares to third-parties. The purpose of the funding is to acquire growth funds needed for future functionality enhancements of its compact odor sensors and development of mass production capabilities.
On Semi's CFO to retire - company finds successor at Cypress
February 02, 2021Bernard Gutmann, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire after a nearly four decade career in finance.
The UK’s biggest wafer fab wants to become even bigger
January 26, 2021Newport Wafer Fab, Infineon’s former manufacturing fab in South Wales, is looking to raise GBP 50 million to expand its production capacity amidst global semiconductor shortage.
SMTC enters merger agreement with investment firm
January 25, 2021EMS provider SMTC Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
Foxconn and Winbond invest in chipmaker Kneron
January 20, 2021Foxconn and Winbond joins companies such as Qualcomm, Horizons, Sequoia and Weltrend as high profile investors in Kneron
Qualcomm to acquire NUVIA
January 14, 2021Qualcomm says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NUVIA for approximately USD 1.4 billion before working capital and other adjustments.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
Naprotek purchased by Edgewater Capital Partners
January 08, 2021The San Jose-based EMS provider announces that it has a new owner following the acquisition by private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners.
Widex owners increases their holding in WS Audiology
January 08, 2021The Tøpholm and Westermann families, the owners of T&W Medical has increased their ownership in WS Audiology, which for those that don’t remember is the result of the merger between Sivantos (owned by EQT funds) and Widex A/S (owned by T&W Medical).
IMS installs Assure X-ray component counter from DAGE
January 07, 2021Intelligent Manufacturing Solutions, LLC (IMS), a provider of PCBA rapid prototype and electronics manufacturing services, recently installed the Assure X-ray Component Counter from Nordson DAGE, at their Manchester, New Hampshire location.
7/5nm processes drive foundry capital spending
December 29, 2020Following spending of $106.1 billion in 2018 and $102.5 billion in 2019, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is expected to grow 6% to $108.1 billion in 2020, writes market researcher IC Insights.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in Arris Composites
December 28, 2020Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the venture arm of the Bosch group, has participated in a 48.5 million US dollar series B investment round in Arris Composites, a start-up based in Berkeley, California.
UCT to acquire Ham-LetLoad more news
December 17, 2020Ultra Clean Holdings, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd., for approximately USD 348 million, which includes USD 287 million of equity value plus $61 million of net debt.