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A broad coalition of 17 tech, medical, auto, and other business groups urged President Biden to work with Congress to fully fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research provisions established in the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The letter also calls on leaders in Washington to enact an investment tax credit to help build and modernize more semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the US.

ACC Electronix purchased a Nordson Dage Assure component counter and a laser marking machine.

Chem3 named Phoenix United Associates exclusive representative of its ElectroJet digital printers.

China pledged to boost spending to drive research into cutting-edge semiconductors and AI in its latest five-year targets, laying out a technological blueprint to vie for global influence with the US.

Cogiscan named Danutek to handle sales in Eastern Europe.

Dixon Technologies is looking for land in the Kolar, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara districts to set up an electronics manufacturing unit.

Eastek is opening a manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.

EMD Performance Materials announced an expanded focus on the US electronics business and a new name in the US: EMD Electronics.

Foxconn and Fisker will develop an electric vehicle, part of the manufacturer’s efforts to boost its automotive capabilities.

IPC unveiled an ESG for Electronics Initiative to develop guidance for electronics manufacturers on an industry-specific approach to ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices and reporting and to develop aspirational goals that the industry is working to achieve.

Hentec named BTU exclusive distributor for products in Asia.

The Indian government has started inviting applications for the second round of large-scale electronics manufacturing under the production-linked incentive scheme, with focus on electronic components like motherboards and semiconductor devices.

Electronic components supplier Infinite Electronics has been acquired by Warburg Pincus.

Jaltek purchased a Takaya APT-1400F flying probe tester.

Kolb Cleaning named Quiptech distributor in Mexico.

Micropac is eyeing a larger facility and a possible HQ move in Garland, TX.

Mycronic will offer Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix software solution with its K-Series 3D AOI equipment.

NEOTech partnered with Numerica to provide new 3D radar for C-UAS and short-range defense missions.

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), a Canadian NGO, is investing $4.9 million into a business consortium led by aerospace technology company MDA to apply advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics in electronics assembly.

Oppo has begun test production at its new smartphone assembly plant in Istanbul, which is currently under construction, according to reports.

Pegatron has leased a 420,000 sq. ft. industrial facility in Chennai, according to reports.

Pro-Active Engineering added two Mycronic DX100 high-speed pick-and-place machines, with an expected capacity increase up to 40%.

PVA has expanded its service footprint in Mexico to include direct support in Monterrey, Chihuahua, Queretaro, and three field service engineers in Guadalajara.

Thermaltronics appointed Horizon Supply Group distributor.

TopLine has been granted US patent D908648 for a novel design for an adjustable fixture for aligning column grid array substrates.

UTEP researchers have developed a new low-cost Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP) system that’s capable of fabricating hybrid electronic devices.

Valuetronics’ new EMS factory in Vietnam will be fully operational in the third quarter.

Xiaomi will open two new mobile manufacturing plants and a television plant in India.