Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
May 07, 2021Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Physik Instrumente continues expansion in Asia
May 07, 2021Physik Instrumente (PI) is expanding its precision motion offering in the Asia-Pacific region having invested in a new R&D and manufacturing center in Changzhou, China to specifically focus on the local demands in the APAC region.
Overvoltage protection for RTD-based measurement ysstems
May 07, 2021Question: Is it possible to design a complete RTD module with overvoltage protection?
Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement
May 07, 2021Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets from January 1, 2021.
Sales up 6.9% in the first quarter for Schweizer
May 07, 2021Despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic the Schweizer Group was able to benefit from the global economic recovery.
Jenoptik secures automation orders in North America
May 07, 2021Photonics company Jenoptik has secured new automation orders in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2021 totaling more than 40 million USD that will help increase efficiencies in automotive manufacturing.
Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21
May 07, 2021Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
Enics Turgi loses production to other sites
May 07, 2021After 6-week consultations with employee unions are concluded, Enics announces the decision to transfer manufacturing from Enics Turgi site in Switzerland to other Enics sites in Europe.
Incap keeps investing in India - third factory on the horizon
May 06, 2021The EMS provider has made a decision to invest in a third factory in Tumkur, Karnataka in India. The construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021, and the opening of the new factory is currently planned to take place in the second quarter of 2022.
Laptop manufacturing to start in Qatar
May 06, 2021A new electronics production facility will be established in the Umm Alhoul Free Zone in Qatar, built by a partnership between iLife Digital, a robotics and electronics company based in Florida, US, and Prime Technologies, a subsidiary of Ali Bin Ali Holding.
Syntronic continues to grow in Canada - expands to Montreal
May 06, 2021Swedish design house Syntronic is reinforcing its presence in Canada by expanding into the city of Montreal. The company's first Canadian office based in Ottawa recently embarked on a substantial recruitment drive due to the increasingly high demand from North American customers. The Montreal expansion forms part of a strategy to offer customers service with greater proximity.
GPV kicks off 2021 with a solid performance
May 06, 2021Danish EMS provider GPV just finished up its first quarter of 2021 and delivered record results. With a solid start to 2021 the company has set the tone for the remainder of the year.
Infineon looking to increase supply of SiC material
May 06, 2021Infineon says that the company has concluded a supply contract with the Japanese wafer manufacturer Showa Denko K.K. for an extensive range of silicon carbide material (SiC) including epitaxy.
Sources: TSMC is planning five additional fabs in Arizona
May 06, 2021The worlds biggest semiconductor foundry is reportedly planning to build several new manufacturing facilities in the US, more specifically in Arizona.
Mahle expands in Chinese – opens development centre
May 06, 2021In late April, around 70 engineers moved into Mahle's brand new Electronics and Mechatronics Development Center in the city of Changshu in China. These engineers will focus on developing solutions for alternative drives and expand the company's expertise in electric powertrains as well as electronics and mechatronics.
Foxconn and Yageo team up to form a semiconductor JV
May 06, 2021Yageo Group and Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group announces their plans to for a new semiconductor joint venture, XSemi Corporation, for the development and sale of semiconductors.
H. K. Wentworth Group has been acquired
May 05, 2021MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a supplier of specialty chemicals and materials used in the semiconductor and PCB markets, has acquired H.K. Wentworth Group, the owner of the Electrolube & AF brands.
New managing director takes the helm at KSG Austria
May 05, 2021PCB manufacturer KSG Austria GmbH is currently going through some changes at the management level. Dipl.-Ing. Margret Gleiniger has handed over the management of KSG Austria GmbH to Dipl.-Ing. Kornel Schmidt, who will be the company's independent managing director.
EMS Electronics opens new centre of excellenceLoad more news
May 05, 2021EMD Electronics, a business of Merck KGaA, has inaugurated its new centre of excellence for atomic engineering at Intermolecular's San Jose facility.