AT&S weathers market challenges
November 07, 2019In an overall challenging environment AT&S held its ground well in the first half-year. Revenues amounted to EUR 490.3 million, declined slightly by 5.1% compared to the previous year.
Prepare, adapt & overcome - how ‘to Brexit’
November 01, 2019The looming, but yet unknown, effects of Brexit have forced companies to prepare for whatever may come. But how does one really prepare for unknown consequences?
Protolabs invest GBP 5M in expansion
October 18, 2019Protolabs, digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced a GBP 5 5million expansion plan at its European Headquarters in Telford (UK).
European semi distribution slows down through spring quarter
September 02, 2019DMASS reports a decline of 1% in semiconductor growth in Q2/2019. Slowdown expected after two record years. Italy, Russia and Israel struggle. Power, Analog and Logic hold up strongly.
IMI: 'Despite challenges we remain confident'
August 26, 2019Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) closed the first six months of 2019 with consolidated revenues of USD 636 million, a 5% decline compared to last year.
Component distribution defies ailing market
June 24, 2019German component distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) is up 4% in the first quarter of 2019. The order situation continues to weaken.
UK falling back in global automation race – robot sales down 3%
May 16, 2019Installations of industrial robots in the United Kingdom fell by 3% to 2,306 units in 2018. In the previous year, robot sales in the UK had risen by 31%. The EU’s recent sales numbers are still positive – up 12%, says the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Passives drive the German component distribution market
February 18, 2019German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) experienced solid growth in 2018. The order situation is slightly weakening. Slow return to normality for passive components.
DMASS: 'the highest distribution sales ever reported in Europe'
February 14, 2019DMASS reports 14.2% growth in semiconductor distribution for Q4/CY18. Smaller countries and Eastern Europe benefit over-proportionally. MOS Micro and Optoelectronics below average, says DMASS.
Precious metals recycling must make up for decreasing production
February 06, 2019Growing economic and political uncertainties such as the trade conflict between China and the United States, the unresolved Brexit, the protests in France, slower economic growth worldwide, and volatile capital markets are leading to stronger demand for gold and silver in 2019, says Heraeus Precious Metals.
EMEA EMS industry set to exceed €35 billion by 2022
January 15, 2019According to Reed Electronics Research’s latest analysis, revenues for the EMS industry in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) are forecast to reach Euro 35’616 million in 2022 up from Euro 30’564 million in 2017.
Mouser to grow by approaching 50% in Europe in 2018
December 21, 2018Mouser Electronics say that by the end of 2018 it expects to have achieved a growth of almost 50% in Europe, with a customer increase in excess of 18%.
Schaeffler to reorganise UK business – closes two sites
November 07, 2018Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is reorganising its UK business activities. The company says that it will retain a “meaningful presence” in the UK but will reduce its overall footprint and relocate some of its UK production.
Sionics gains medical accreditation
October 26, 2018UK-based contract electronics manufacturer, Sionics Ltd, announces that it has recently gained ISO 13485 : 2016 medical accreditation to add to its ISO 9001 : 2015 accreditation.
Continued strong growth for UK distributors
October 10, 2018UK Authorised Distributors report continuing strong revenue growth in August ’18 reflecting positive overall sentiment in the global electronic components industry
IMI’s revenues grew 33% in the first half of 2018
August 02, 2018Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI), a Philippine-based EMS provider, saw its revenues for the first half of 2018 climb 33% YoY to USD 668.8 million.
Airbus: Severe impact of Brexit No Deal scenario on production
June 26, 2018Should the UK exit the EU next year without a deal, therefore leaving both the single market and customs union immediately and without any agreed transition, Airbus fears severe disruption and interruption of UK production.
A successful transition for SMS
May 25, 2018When Nottingham meets the world, it does not always involve a mean-spirited sheriff and Sherwood Forest. Sometimes it involves electronics manufacturing at Technology Drive in Beeston. A lot more successful than the aforementioned sheriff too, I like to add.
EC Electronics expands manufacturing capacity in Romania
May 03, 2018UK-based EC Electronics have signed the lease on a second factory in Romania, opening the door to new opportunities. This new facility will be dedicated to cable assembly and overmoulding, providing opportunity to expand the company's capabilities.
GTK is 'Brexit-ready' with Romanian facilityLoad more news
May 02, 2018GTK’s manufacturing facility in Romania is going from strength to strength according to Chas Shale, Business Manager for Cable Assemblies.