Ford breaks ground on new electric F-150 plant
September 18, 2020Ford says it is deepening its commitment to American manufacturing. The company is doing with with the production start of the all-new F-150 at the storied Ford Rouge Center and confirming construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.
Hemlock Semiconductor acquires DuPont TCS business
September 17, 2020The Michigan-based provider of ultra-pure polycrystalline silicon announces its acquisition of a DuPont business that makes trichlorosilane (TCS), the primary raw material used in producing the ultra-pure polysilicon HSC supplies to the semiconductor and solar industries.
AMTE and InfraNomics sign MoU to produce lithium cells in Australia
September 16, 2020Battery cell manufacturer, AMTE Power, and infrastructure specialist InfraNomics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to evaluate the technical and commercial viability of establishing lithium ion cell manufacturing facilities in Western Australia, servicing the energy storage market.
IEC adds additional capacity - buys Rochester, NY facility
September 16, 2020The US EMS provider says that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an 86'000 square foot facility in Rochester, New York.
Etama to handle industrial robots in the Baltics for Yamaha
September 15, 2020Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation section, continues to extend its European sales and support by adding Etama to its network. The company will distribute Yamaha industrial robots in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Silvaco acquires the assets of Coupling Wave Solutions S.A.
September 15, 2020EDA software and design IP supplier, Silvaco, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Coupling Wave Solutions S.A. (CWS), including IP, patents, and analysis technologies.
Trackwise makes further upgrades to its FPC manufacturing operations
September 15, 2020Flexible printed circuit technology company Trackwise is continuing to strengthen its production capability and capacity by investing in new equipment.
Panasonic to invests an additional $150M in venture capital
September 14, 2020Panasonic is launching it's second venture capital fund, Conductive Ventures II, and doing so with a commitment of USD 150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund.
Spanish EMS provider expands to France
September 14, 2020Madrid-based EMS provider, INSYTE S.A., is continuing its international expansion by strengthening its commercial presence on the French market.
Dana strengthens electrification capabilities – sets up production in India
September 11, 2020Dana Incorporated plans to set up a 4’600 square metre facility in Pune, India, that will produce Dana TM4 low- to high-voltage electric motors, inverters, and vehicle control units.
TT Electronics & iAbra launch AI driven COVID-19 test
September 11, 2020TT Electronics has been working with British start-up iAbra, and its partners including Intel to design, develop and test the prototype Virolens system and also set up the manufacturing processes for its commercial launch.
Tower Semi: 'all sites up and running following cyber attack'
September 11, 2020Tower Semiconductor says that all of its manufacturing sites are operational, and targeting full capability within the next few days, following the recovery from the cyber event a few days ago.
Benchmark to handle manufacturing of DnaNudge's lab-free COVID-19 testing system
September 10, 2020Consumer genetic testing pioneers DnaNudge has entered into a key manufacturing partnership with EMS provider Benchmark to deliver volume production of DnaNudge's rapid, lab-free reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 testing system.
Jenoptik invests in new system from ClassOne
September 10, 2020Jenoptik has invested in a new Solstice LT electroplating system from semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology. The new system will be used for manufacturing semiconductor material for high-power diode lasers at Jenoptik's semiconductor production facility in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany.
Yamaichi Electronics' new European factory
September 09, 2020Japan-based group Yamaichi Electronics has been producing in Frankfurt (Oder), the only manufacturing location of the group in Europe, for almost 15 years. Now production is running out of space.
SUSS MicroTec and DELO team up on imprint lithography
September 09, 2020SUSS MicroTec and DELO will cooperate in the optimisation of imprint manufacturing processes for the production of wafer-level optics (WLO). These optics are essential for emerging applications in the automotive and consumer electronics industries, among others.
Westport Fuel Systems with new key electronics supply contract
September 08, 2020Westport Fuel Systems as been awarded a long-term agreement for the supply of electronic control units to an unnamed tier one automotive supplier. The estimated value of the agreement is USD 58 million over seven-year period
Tower Semiconductor hit by cyber attackLoad more news
September 07, 2020The semiconductor company says that it has taken measures to prevent the expansion of the event, but at this point there is no assessment as to the actual effect on the company.