EPC opens new motor drive center of excellence
September 19, 2022EPC has opened a new design application center near Turin, Italy, to focus on growing motor drive applications based on GaN technology in the e-mobility, robotics, drones, and industrial automation markets.
US start-up Guardhat opens a site in Lithuania
August 29, 2022The US start-up Guardhat, a company that develops smart products to improve work conditions for industrial workers, is setting up an office in Vilnius.
Global NEV sales reach 2.19 million units in 2Q22
August 17, 2022The new car market remained under the shadow of supply chain shortages and the pandemic in 2Q22 but new energy vehicles (NEVs including battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles) still outperformed gasoline vehicles and maintained positive growth.
Gapwaves and Bosch to jointly develop radar antennas
August 04, 2022Swedish tech company Gapwaves have entered into an agreement with Bosch regarding the development and large-scale production of high-resolution radar antennas for automotive vehicle applications aiming at highly automated driving.
US passes CHIPS Act – puts more pressure on China
August 01, 2022The disruption of the chip supply chain caused by the pandemic in the past two years, as well as geopolitical flashpoints such as Sino-US trade frictions and the Russia-Ukraine war, have led regional economies worldwide to focus more on the autonomy of local production and supply chains.
NCAB Group acquires Kestrel in the UK
June 23, 2022PCB supplier NCAB announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares in Kestrel International Circuits Ltd from the Merlin PCB Group Ltd.
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).
1Q22 foundry output value up 8.2% QoQ, says TrendForce
June 21, 2022TrendForce says that, although demand for consumer electronics remains weak, structural growth demand in the semiconductor industry including for servers, high-performance computing, automotive, and industrial equipment has not flagged, becoming a key driver for medium and long term foundry growth.
PMIC demand stable in 2H22 considering automotive demand
June 17, 2022According to TrendForce, market conditions in 1H22 were chaotic and there was disparate demand for chips of varying functionality. Given the global development of electronic devices and power systems, the overall demand for power management ICs (PMIC) is still relatively good.
Infineon liquidating its entity in Russia
June 13, 2022One hundred days after the start of the war, Infineon Technologies reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The company states that it made the decision to liquidate its entity in Russia in March already, which is currently being executed.
Micron plans recruitment spree in Taiwan
June 13, 2022The US DRAM specialist is reportedly planning to add some 2,000 employees and set up a research and development corridor in Taiwan.
Top 10 IC design companies revenue reached $39.43B in 1Q22
June 09, 2022According to the latest TrendForce statistics, the top ten IC designers worldwide posted a combined revenue of USD 39.43 billion in 1Q22, or 44% growth YoY.
VIA is planning a new production site in the Philippines
June 08, 2022VIA optronics AG says that it is planning for a new production site in the Philippines as the supplier of interactive display systems and solutions is looking to expand.
KATEK and SigmaPoint ink share purchase deal
May 31, 2022KATEK and the shareholders of Canadian EMS provider SigmaPoint Technologies, have signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all shares of SigmaPoint.
IPC aims to better support Europe with local subsidiary
May 26, 2022To better support its European members’ interests, industry association IPC has formed IPC Electronics Europe GmbH.
Foxconn and DNeX build and operate wafer fab in Malaysia
May 18, 2022Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX) and Foxconn subsidiary Big Innovation Holdings (BIH), plan to set up a joint venture company to build and operate a new 300mm wafer fab in Malaysia.
AI vs. Reality – does AI need a lunch break?
May 16, 2022Nowadays it is hard to find someone who hasn’t heard about Artificial Intelligence. The term is still thrown around in various contexts as a universal remedy, meant to instantaneously and effortlessly solve complex problems in which the classical algorithms fail miserably. But is that really the case?
Summit Interconnect acquires Royal Circuit and affiliatesLoad more news
May 06, 2022Summit Interconnect is acquring Royal Circuit Solutions with California operations in Hollister and Santa Ana and affiliate Advanced Assembly located in Aurora, Colorado.