Ford picks Valencia for next-gen EV architecture
June 30, 2022Ford in Europe has announced that it has chosen its plant in Valencia, Spain, as the preferred site to assemble vehicles based on a next-generation electric vehicle architecture.
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?
Hellma Materials establishes plant in Sweden
June 27, 2022Hellma Materials GmbH, a specialist in the production of crystalline materials and calcium fluoride crystals, is starting to set up additional growth capacities for calcium fluoride in Trollhättan.
Dexerials and SemsoTec to set up an optical solution center
June 24, 2022Dexerials Corporation, a provider of leading-edge technologies, materials, and devices for smartphones, automobiles, and other products, and German automobile design house SemsoTec Group, will jointly establish an Optical Solution Center for leading-edge In-Vehicle HMIs in Cham, Germany.
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).
Inventronics to acquire ams Osram digital systems business
June 22, 2022Inventronics has entered into an agreement to acquire the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia from ams Osram, a global leader in optical solutions.
Arrow opens new distribution centre in the Netherlands
June 21, 2022Arrow Electronics has opened a new primary distribution centre (PDC) in Venlo, the Netherlands. The PDC will function as a key hub serving all customers of Arrow’s electronics components business in Europe.
Cicor expects around 30% growth in 1H22
June 16, 2022EMS provider Cicor Group says that it expects a sales growth of around 30% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 as a result of acquisitions made and the successful management of challenges in the current difficult business environment.
Top 5 MCU suppliers accounted for 82% of 2021 sales
June 15, 2022New ranking from IC Insights shows some revenue gaps expanding between the largest microcontroller manufacturers.
Jenoptik selects Scanfil as manufacturing partner
June 08, 2022EMS provider Scanfil has been selected by German photonics spcialist, Jenoptik, as a preferred manufacturing partner – something that includes multiple European sites.
VIA optronics continues to grow at Nuremberg HQ
June 07, 2022Display systems and solutions provider, VIA optronics AG, is continues to grow at its headquarters and production site in Nuremberg, Germany. The site now exceeds 200 employees as the company makes progress towards finalising the ongoing production ramp up.
ElringKlinger to supply battery systems for fast-charging stations
May 31, 2022ElringKlinger will supply battery systems for protoypes of a grid-autonomous fast-charging stations developed by Schäfer Elektronik GmbH.
Johnson Matthey sells part of its Battery Materials business
May 27, 2022Johnson Matthey has entered into an agreement for the sale of part of its Battery Materials business to EV Metals Group.
Britishvolt acquires German battery cell maker for €36 million
May 26, 2022Britishvolt is expanding to Germany following the signing of a deal to acquire German battery cell developer and manufacturer EAS from Bulgaria's Monbat for EUR 36 million.
GlobalFoundries launches GF Labs
May 25, 2022At its annual GF Technology Summit (GTS), GlobalFoundries announced the launch of GF Labs, a new program that extends the development horizon of differentiated semiconductor technology.
VW adds to its EV network with a second German site
May 25, 2022Volkswagen is pressing ahead with gearing its plants to electric mobility. Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden.
Lear to acquire I.G. Bauerhin
May 23, 2022Automotive technology company, Lear Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire I.G. Bauerhin (IGB), a supplier of automotive seat heating, ventilation, active cooling, steering wheel heating, seat sensors, and electronic control modules.
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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.
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May 20, 2022StradVision, an AI-based vision processing company for Autonomous Vehicles and ADAS, expands in Europe with the opening of their second office in Germany, based in Dusseldorf.