Solid-state battery company plans pilot plant in California
April 08, 2022Solid-State Battery battery company, Blue Current, has named its new CEO, Ben Eiref. And at the same time Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP) has invested USD 30 million to accelerate commercialisation of the company’s technology and build its first megawatt-scale factory in California.
Benchmark to manufacture the electronics for Dynetics' weapon system
March 24, 2022EMS provider Benchmark has been selected by Dynetics, a Leidos subsidiary, to manufacture electronic components for the company's Enduring Shield mobile ground-based weapon system.
elvia scrambles to return from fire at Loire Valley facility
March 03, 2022On January 30, 2022, a fire broke out at elvia’s Loire Valley – CIRETEC facility. The fire destroyed the entire production workshop and the company has since been working to keep everything running as smooth as possible.
AKM is still puzzled by the fire from 2020
February 21, 2022While investigations into the fire that ravished Asahi Kasei Microdevices’ (AKM) semiconductor factory in Nobeoka, Japan back in October 2020 has been completed, some questions still remain.
Precision Micro opens refurbished facility following 2019 fire
February 03, 2022Two years after a fire broke out at chemical etching manufacturer Precision Micro’s Birmingham site in Autumn 2019, the company has completed a GBP 5.1 million refurbishment – which has resulted in a 10% increase in capacity
Fire struck French PCB manufacturer
February 02, 2022A fire broke out on Sunday 30th January 2022 in the early afternoon at elvia’s Loire Valley – CIRETEC facility.
Eurocircuits looks back at a year of growth – despite the challenges
January 31, 2022European PCB and EMS provider Eurocircuits looks back at 2021 and summarizes the year with a short but simple sentence; “You grow with the challenges”.
ASML provides an update on Berlin fire
January 10, 2022ASML is providing an update on the fire that occurred inside a part of its factory in Berlin, Germany on the third of January.
Fire at ASML Berlin may impact EUV optical component supply
January 05, 2022A fire occurred at ASML’s factory in Berlin, Germany on January 3. According to TrendForce’s preliminary inquiry, approximately 200 square metre out of a factory floor covering 32,000 square metre was affected by the fire.
Fire incident at ASML Berlin
January 04, 2022On Tuesday morning, ASML reported that there had been a fire inside a part of its factory in Berlin, Germany, the night before
AKM provides an update on its fire damaged fab
November 29, 2021In late October last year a fire broke out at Asahi Kasei Microdevices' (AKM) semiconductor factory in Nobeoka, Miyazaki prefecture. The fire completely ravished the fab and took a total of three days to completely extinguish. But how does the company fare today?
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
Eurocircuits: “we escaped a major disaster”
November 08, 2021On October 27, a fire struck Eurocircuits operations in Hungary. The company says that the fire hit the pan of the Hot Air Level (HAL) machine in one of the buildings at the factory. The flames grew and spread quickly and soon the entire HAL department stood in flames.
Automotive MCU sales to surge 23% in 2021 despite shortages
August 18, 202132-bit designs are expected to generate almost 77% of automotive microcontroller revenues this year, followed by 18% from 16-bit and 6% from 8-bit, says market researcher IC Insights.
Renesas is back to 100% after the fire
June 28, 2021It was back in March 19, 2021 that a fire struck the N3 building, housing the company's 300mm line, of Renesas Naka factory on the Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. Since then the company has worked to get the fab back up and running at full capacity – something which has now been reached.
Component shortage - an evaluation of the situation
June 16, 2021The component shortage takes control of most processes in the electronics industry. As Head of Strategic Purchasing at EMS service provider A+B Electronic, Marcus Hartwig has to deal with the subject on a daily basis. “To say the time is about to run out, that would have been right six months ago. It is high time.”
A fire-fighting robot developed in Sweden - by Scanfil
June 15, 2021Realisator Robotics has, together with Scanfil and in close cooperation with the larger Swedish Rescue Services and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), developed a fire-fighting robot Fumo.
Massive fire at Chinese polysilicon plant
June 09, 2021Updated: A Chinese manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon, has suffered an "explosion" at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China yesterday.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.
The final piece of equipment arrives at Renesas Naka factoryLoad more news
June 01, 2021Renesas is making steady progress in the capacity recovery following the fire that hit the N3 Building, housing the 300mm line at the company's Naka factroy. The final piece of equipment has now been delivered and the return to 100% production capacity is now visible at the end of the tunnel.