The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
European Circuits Limited has invested in a MIRTEC MV-3 OMNI desktop 3D AOI machine. The purchase was facilitated through Bentec Ltd.
Manz has received an order in the Energy Storage segment from a US manufacturer of electric vehicles for an assembly line for battery modules in the lower double-digit million-euro range.
Machine vision inspection solutions provider, ViTrox Technologies, has entered into a partnership with MTSC (Thailand) Co., Ltd for Thailand region.
Digi-Key Electronics has expanded its Marketplace product portfolio to include a worldwide distribution partnership with LogiSwitch, LLC.
An abnormality which caused a power outage in the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) equipment at UMC’s facilities on Lixing Road, Hsinchu, resulted in a voltage drop for other fabs located in the surrounding area, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Volvo Cars says its tripling electric car manufacturing capacity at its plant in Ghent, Belgium as it prepares to meet fast growing demand for its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars.
UTAC Holdings Ltd. says that its affiliate has completed its purchase of the Singapore-based wafer bumping assets from Powertech Technology (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Mouser Electronics managed to add a record number of new manufacturers – 74 – to its line card during 2020.
Onto Innovation has acquired Inspectrology, LLC. The company, which is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA, is a supplier of overlay metrology for controlling lithography and etch processes in the compound semiconductor market.
Thanks to the stay-at-home economy brought about the by the COVID-19 pandemic, TV shipment in North America saw the start of an upturn in late March last year, while demand in the European market also gradually ramped up in 2H20, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
The Finnish PCB manufacturer says it has appointed Mr. Antti Ojala – Vice President, Business Development and Deputy CEO – to its new Chief Operating Officer as of January 7, 2021.
Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE), has via its its subsidiary, CD Snow Hill, LLC, acquired the capacitor producing assets of NWL, Inc.
Electronic components supplier Infinite Electronics, Inc., has announced its acquisition of NavePoint, an online provider of high-quality networking equipment and services.
Swedish embedded specialist, Recab, is investing in FPGA and ASIC design via the acquisition the high performance embedded design company Synective Labs
Etteplan is expanding the business in Nordics and opens up a new country, Denmark, by acquiring TekPartner, an engineering and IT company specialised in electronics and software.
In the Gorenje area in Velenje, the gradual start of TV sets production will begin this week, and regular operation is set to start next week. The factory already boast more than 350 employees, but by the end of January the number of employees is set to have increased to 520.
Appear Inc. is launching the worlds first graphene battery-powered 5G Smartphone, and to meet expected demand the company has partnered with with Foxconn India.
The San Jose-based EMS provider announces that it has a new owner following the acquisition by private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners.
The French headquartered distributor and industrial service provider says it has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Adeon Technologies BV, a full service provider of equipment for the European PCB Industry.