A*STAR and STMicro team up on SiC R&D for the EV market
November 26, 2021The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics are launching an R&D collaboration in the field of silicon carbide for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets.
European Semiconductor distribution sales sets new records
November 25, 2021DMASS reports a whopping 31.8% growth in semiconductors in Q3 and +44.7% in interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. Shortages remain biggest problem for entire industry.
Zimmer Group plans further expansion
November 25, 2021Despite the difficulties on the market, German automation solution provider, Zimmer Group, continues to see strong demand. So much so that the company is looking to expand.
Jenoptik signs agreement to sell Vincorion
November 25, 2021Jenoptik AG has signed an agreement to sell the Vincorion division. It will be acquired by a fund managed by private equity firm STAR Capital Partnership LLP.
Midea to take Kuka off the stock exchange
November 24, 2021Five years after taking over the Augsburg robot manufacturer Kuka, the Chinese investor Midea wants to take the German company off the stock exchange. A so-called squeeze-out process has been initiated, Kuka says.
Kurtz Ersa takes over Schiller Automation
November 24, 2021The manufacturer of electronics production equipment is taking yet another step in the expansion of its “Automation” business unit. Kurtz Ersa and Schiller Automation will join forces in the global market for automation solutions in the future. Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of Schiller Automation, has informed his employees about the 100% takeover of the company by the Kurtz Ersa Group.
AmpliTech to acquire Spectrum Semiconductor Materials
November 23, 2021AmpliTech Group, a designer, developer and manufacturer of signal-processing components, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of San Jose-based Spectrum Semiconductor Materials Inc., a specialty distributor of semiconductor components.
German EMS provider expands across the Atlantic
November 23, 2021German EMS provider SERO GmbH, announces that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Syncron EMS LLC based in Palm Bay, Florida, USA on Friday, November 12th, 2021.
Former GlobalFoundries executive to lead IQE
November 22, 2021Following an extensive and rigorous search process, the board of the UK supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products announces that it has appointed Americo Lemos as Chief Executive Officer, starting on 10 January 2022.
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ICAPE Group expands in Sweden - creates a Nordic hub
November 19, 2021Following the company’s investment in Sweden two years ago, the French PCB supplier is expanding its presence in the country – and with that the Nordic region in general.
Arkema accelerates its investments in batteries
November 19, 2021Arkema has officially inaugurated the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center.
Icape expands to South Africa via acquisition
November 19, 2021The PCB supplier continues to execute its global strategy and announces the acquisition of Trax Group in South Africa. This move will not only provide the company with a sales presence in South Africa, Icape will also gain a PCB production plant.
BSL to supply semiconductor components to SDU
November 18, 2021Ban Seng Lee Industries Sdn Bhd (BSLI), a subsidiary of Malaysian BSL Corporation, has secured a Letter of Award from SD Unify Pte Ltd (SDU) to fabricate semiconductor components and sub-assembly modules.
BMW turns to Qualcomm for automated driving collaboration
November 18, 2021Qualcomm Technologies will bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, and products of its Snapdragon Ride Platform, to BMW Group's next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) platforms.
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
Smartphone production to return to pre-pandemic level in 2022
November 17, 2021Smartphones are essential to people’s daily lives and constitute a basic necessity. TrendForce therefore expects the smartphone industry to rebound and post marginal growth next year, assuming that economic activities worldwide will mostly return to normal by then.
Rimac's expansion is starting to take shape
November 16, 2021Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Group, broke ground several months ago in Zagreb, Croatia, and construction of the company’s new EUR 200 million global HQ is now in progress.
Components bottleneck drives German components distribution forwardLoad more news
November 16, 2021The shortage of components continues to drive great numbers for the distribution industry. Although the summer quarter did not bring new sales records, it clearly ended with record orders.