U.S.: Cancellation of Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong to impact chip industry
July 09, 2020The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on June 29 that the newly instituted Hong Kong national security law by the Chinese government will increase “the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to [the Chinese government]”; the Department therefore put a temporary stop to the preferential treatment the U.S. had afforded to Hong Kong.
A new EMS provider sees the light of day
July 03, 2020EMS providers DataED and Bestronics merge to launch a new player – Emerald EMS.
ABB Robotics rolls out Lexi’s procurement analytics solution
June 26, 2020Automation giant, ABB Robotics, is using a big data analytics software solution developed by Lexi Solution AB in Sweden to optimise procurement and engineering processes.
Ozark Integrated Circuits nabs U.S. Air Force grant
May 28, 2020Arkansas-based Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., located in the Arkansas Research and Technology Park at the University of Arkansas, has received a USD 750,000 award from the U.S. Air Force.
Parrot Drones, NEOTech forge manufacturing deal
April 24, 2020NEOTech has been tapped by France’s Parrot Drones to build drones at several U.S. facilities for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.
OJ Electronics affected by Malaysian lockdown
April 08, 2020Danish OJ Electronics, a designer and developer of electronic controls for underfloor heating and HVAC controls and power, says that it has – until now – managed to keep its production and supply chain activities up running, without any significant impact on deliveries.
U.S. chipmaking industry seeks to slow export rule changes
April 07, 2020Nine semi-conductor industry groups urged U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross slow the momentum to finalizing recently proposed rules that would further limit U.S. exports of semiconductors and other technology to China.
Schurter updates on the impact of COVID-19
April 07, 2020Continued travel restrictions, the shut-down of borders and whole cities and other similar events have created unanticipated labour, logistics and material shortages throughout the world.
Allied Motion strengthens electronics capabilities via acquisition
March 09, 2020Allied Motion Technologies, a designer and manufacturer that sells precision and specialty controlled motion products and solutions, has acquired Dynamic Controls Group, a subsidiary of Invacare Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of equipment for the medical mobility and rehabilitation markets.
U.S: 5G tech from Huawei competitors just as good
February 24, 2020Attempting to influence European countries to consider 5G technology from Sweden’s Ericsson, Finland’s Nokia, and South Korea’s Samsung as alternatives to telecom giant Huawei, a senior U.S. diplomat has reportedly sparked tensions between the U.S. and certain European allies.
Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus
February 21, 2020The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
GM: Detroit-Hamtramck to be EV assembly only
January 27, 2020GM announced today a USD 2.2 billion investment at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant that will make it the automaker’s first facility completely dedicated to EV auto assembly.
PCB Piezotronics unveils new clean rooms
January 16, 2020PCB Piezotronics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation, has announced the completion of environmentally controlled clean rooms at their DePew, New York facility.
FTG achieves S9100D certification at acquired PCB fab
January 16, 2020Firan Technology Group Corporation has completed and received AS9100D Certification from SAI Global Ltd. for its recently acquired PCB manufacturing facility located in Fredericksburg, Virginia USA (formerly Colonial Circuits Inc.).
ACDi achieves ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 certificationLoad more news
January 14, 2020Electronics manufacturing services provider, ACDi, have been audited by BSI Group and approved for ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 certification at their Frederick, Maryland headquarters.