Fire at Rogers' plant in Ansan, South Korea
February 12, 2021Materials specialist, Rogers Corporation, is reporting that there was a fire at its UTIS manufacturing facility in Ansan, S. Korea on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m. local time.
AKM is looking to solve supply issues following the fire
February 04, 2021Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation has released an update to the situation regarding the semiconductor plant fire that occurred in late October last year and the subsequent supply issues that has followed.
Panel prices to remain high due to the furnace explosion at AGC
February 02, 2021AGC Fine Techno Korea, which is a glass substrate manufacturing plant owned by AGC and located in the South Korean city of Gumi, suffered a furnace explosion that also led to injuries of plant personnel on January 29.
SMTC enters merger agreement with investment firm
January 25, 2021EMS provider SMTC Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
HC Solutions is now in the hands of S&T
January 25, 2021S&T AG has acquired 100% of the Linz-based company HC Solutions GmbH (HCS) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kontron Technologies GmbH (KTEC).
UK competition authority to probe NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm
January 07, 2021The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it is launching a formal investigation into NVIDIA's takeover of Arm later this year.
Custom Interconnect keeps investing
January 05, 2021UK-based electronics design and manufacturing company, Custom Interconnect Ltd, continues to invest in its operations, this time its Keyence VHX-7000 4K ultra-high accuracy digital microscope.
KATEK acquires Leesys Group in Leipzig
December 28, 2020German EMS provider KATEK SE will acquire the Leipzig-based Leesys Group. The Munich-based electronics service provider is thus continuing on its growth path.
The A to Z of A2B Applications
December 16, 2020Throughout its history, there are many examples of the automotive industry leveraging technology transfers from adjacent and complementary markets; industrial, consumer, and healthcare to name a few.
Anger over unpaid wages led to violent protests at Wistron India
December 16, 2020videos circulating on social media show workers at an iPhone production plant, run by Taiwan-based Wistron Corp at Narasapura near Bengaluru, smashing windows and furniture as they protest unpaid wages.
Foundry and DRAM manufacturing unaffected by Taiwan earthquake
December 15, 2020An earthquake that was 6.7 in magnitude occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan at 9:19 p.m. on December 10. Right after the earthquake had struck, TrendForce immediately began checking the operational statuses of the semiconductor plants in Taiwan and surveying the possible damages resulting from the event.
Burned by Low Power? When lower current consumption can get you into trouble
December 11, 2020[i]Question:[/i] I changed one of my devices to a newer and better part with lower current consumption. Nothing is working anymore and even the new part got “burned.” Do you have any explanation?
Don’t Throw Away Your Smart Meters!
December 09, 2020You are a utility distribution grid operator faced with the challenge of managing millions of meters. You are planning to deploy advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with new smart meters to enable automated meter readings, demand response programs, remote connect and disconnect, and improved outage management.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold!
December 02, 2020Application engineers often repeatedly answer the same questions from different customers, especially queries related to the selection of parts in their application. One mistake we see in part selection happening time and time again is that the customers become over enamored by what I like to call “the sheet” in data sheets.
MAHLE opens new test bench for electric drives
November 27, 2020The German company says it has commissioned a test bench for electric drives in Stuttgart. This equipment will be used to develop and test e-axles and e-drive units for a wide range of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Osram scores major win in patent dispute
October 27, 2020At the end of April 2019, US-based Lighting Science Group (LSG) filed a patent infringement complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Osram and other companies in the lighting industry.
MAHLE strengthens global footprint via acqusition
October 26, 2020MAHLE is taking over the air conditioning business of the Keihin Corporation (Japan) in Japan, Thailand, and the USA. A corresponding purchase agreement has been signed.
Everlight criminally convicted for misappropriating Seoul Semi trade secrets
September 14, 2020LED technology supplier, Seoul Semiconductor, says that the Korean Suwon District Court convicted Everlight Electronics of criminal misappropriation of Seoul’s trade secrets.
SMIC responds to reports about a potential blacklist situation
September 07, 2020Chinese semiconductor foundry, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), found itself in eye of the storm following reports of a potential U.S. ban, much like the one experienced by Huawei.
Panasonic completes transfer of its semiconductor businessLoad more news
September 02, 2020Panasonic says it has completed the transfer of its semiconductor business to Nuvoton Technology Corporation, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company under the Winbond Electronics umbrella.