Jenoptik to double on-site production capacity in Dresden
September 16, 2021The Jenoptik Group intends to build a new production building with office complex in Dresden (Germany). In total, the photonics group is planning to invest around EUR 70 million in a cleanroom facility for micro-optics and sensors for semiconductor equipment.
Dutch startup Axelera AI launches with USD 12M Seed Round
September 16, 2021AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI has successfully closed a seed investment round of USD 12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand.
Ericsson to close Nanjing research centre
September 14, 2021The Swedish telecom giant confirms to South China Morning Post that it will divest its product research and development activities in Nanjing by November 2021.
Germany hands over EUR 120 million to Tesla
September 14, 2021The German Federal state of Brandenburg wants to contribute EUR 120 million to the funding of the planned Tesla battery factory in Grünheide near Berlin. The Ministry of Economy has confirmed that the Budget Committee has released this sum from the Future Investment Fund.
Volkswagen adds jobs in Germany
September 14, 2021Volkswagen Group Components opened a new laboratory for cell research and development in Europe in Salzgitter (Germany). From 2025 onwards, the Volkswagen unified cell is scheduled to roll off the production line in Salzgitter.
Lam Research expands in Oregon
September 13, 2021Lam Research plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in Oregon with a new 45,000 square foot facility in the city of Sherwood, planned to open in December 2021. The new facility is Lam’s fifth manufacturing site in the United States.
Global satellite revenue for 2022 to reach $295B, SpaceX leads
September 08, 2021In the global satellite market, LEO (low earth orbit) satellites currently hold the most significant advantage in terms of developmental potential due to their closer proximity with earth and their relatively lower latency, radiation, and cost compared to HEO (high earth orbit) and MEO (medium earth orbit) satellites, according to TrendForce.
Onsemi to acquire GT Advanced Technologies
August 26, 2021onsemi and GT Advanced Technologies, a producer of silicon carbide (SiC), announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which onsemi will acquire GTAT for USD 415 million in cash.
DarkPulse to acquire TJM Electronics West
August 25, 2021Dark Pulse, Inc. has signed an LOI for the acquisition of electronics manufacturer TJM Electronics West, Inc, expanding its R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Arizona / USA.
Global PCB Top100: Bigger gets bigger and faster
August 24, 2021Compared with last year's list, the number of companies in each region is 56 in China (+4), 25 in Taiwan (-2), 21 in Japan (+3), 14 in South Korea (+2), 4 in the United States (same), 5 in Europe (same), and 3 in Southeast Asia (-1).
Cobham wants all of rival Ultra; UK has issues with that
August 23, 2021On 16 August 2021, Cobham Ultra Acquisitions Limited (Cobham) and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (Ultra) announced that they reached agreement on the terms of an acquisition of Ultra.
Komax is on track for recovery
August 23, 2021The Komax Group saw its market situation gradually improve in the first six months of 2021 on the back of the recovery underway in the automotive industry. This enabled Komax to record a strong order intake of CHF 229.1 million (first half of 2020: CHF 143.8 million).
UK-based consortium heads into SSB development
August 20, 2021A consortium of seven UK-based organisations, including Oxford University, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications.
Infineon, Bosch, and more on quest for "Trustworthy Electronics"
August 20, 2021Coordinated by Infineon Technologies AG, the research project " Design methods and hardware/software co-verification for the unique identifiability of electronic components" ( VE-VIDES) has begun operations.
Akasol opens European factory for commercial-vehicle battery systems
August 17, 2021Akasol AG has opened its Gigafactory 1; a factory to produce commercial-vehicle battery systems. The facility has a production capacity of up to 1 GWh in the first phase of its expansion and will gradually expand to 2.5 GWh by late 2022.
German components distribution sees significant surge in demand
August 16, 2021German components distribution reports a 17.5% increase in sales and an increase in bookings in the second quarter of 2021 of 132%. Components shortage prevents better result.
Hella signs Business Combination Agreement with Faurecia S.E.
August 16, 2021HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA and the Faurecia S.E. signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. The shareholders' committee of HELLA has approved the conclusion of the agreement.
Robust growth expected for nearly all IC products in 2021
August 13, 2021Special Purpose Logic, DRAM, Cellphone MPUs, and Display Drivers forecast to lead industry-wide upturn as demand extends into the second half of the year, says IC Insights.
Leading China OEM suppliers, 2020 - the top 10 list
August 12, 2021The emergence of the new coronavirus in late 2019 and the still-ongoing pandemic it caused led to an unprecedented global economic downturn. Virtually every nation on the globe felt its effect, but some appear to be recovering faster than others, reports New Venture Research.
German PCB industry: turnover growth of 12.3% in 1Q/21Load more news
August 09, 2021The German PCB industry closed the first quarter of 2021 with the highest order intake since 2019: Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the industry grew by 19%.