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Saki appointed Tatsunori Muroya chief sales officer, responsible for sales and customer relations. He has a degree in robotics from Tokyo Institute of Technology and extensive international business and management experience in over 50 countries at Mitsui.
Cicor CFO Patric Schoch left at the end of June.
ViscoTec named Franz Kamhuber managing director, replacing Georg Senftl, who retired.
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A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) announced a collaboration with four leading industry players to form a System-in-Package (SiP) consortium.

Aegis Software expanded its reseller relationship with Europlacer to include China.

Apple and Intel will be the first adopters of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s 3nm chip technology ahead of its deployment, possibly next year.

Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL) is upgrading its facility in New Delhi, India, with surface-mount technology lines.

Board Shark PCB appointed Yankee Soldering manufacturers’ representative in New England.

CalcuQuote’s QuoteCQ RFQ management system has been integrated with Stackrate, a PCB fab manufacturing software.

Circuit Technology Center has issued a purchase order for two additional RPS/Hentec Odyssey 1325 robotic hot solder dip machines.

Cohu has completed the sale of its Printed Circuit Board Test Group business to Mycronic.

Deswell Industries acquired two Panasonic SMT placement systems for its site in China.

EMS and OEM companies interested in integrating IPC-CFX on existing assembly lines now have access to a portal listing equipment vendors and their support of IPC-CFX on specific legacy equipment models.

Foxconn is talking to Wisconsin about building electric vehicles there, according to reports.

IEC Electronics has been awarded a multi-year contract valued in excess of $45 million from a Tier 2 Department of Defense contractor.

Indium and Unicoba partnered for the service of their electronic and electro-mechanical materials in Brazil.

Karatay University in central Turkey established a new high-tech development and design center with EU funds for prototyping, validation and testing processes in the production industry’s R&D projects.

Key Tronic said an audit committee concluded that inventory and cost of goods sold was improperly recorded at its Oakdale, MN, production facility during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and during the first six months of fiscal 2021.

Kyzen installed an Austin American Technology (AAT) Mega Ion SA cleaning system.

Lacroix Electronics deployed Keysight’s i7090 board test system in their automotive printed circuit board manufacturing facility.

Lumasmart, a contract manufacturer specializing in lighting, will invest $4 million to expand its electronics factory operations outside Detroit.

Micross Components acquired the assets of the microelectronics business from Ultra CEMS.

MRSI Systems (Mycronic Group) opened a product demo center in Shenzhen.

NexLogic Technologies has implemented soldering to aluminum using Averatek’s Mina chemistry.

Note signed an agreement to manufacture a new generation of a programming module for a large international customer. It also signed an agreement with Mölnlycke to manufacture the company’s new generation of wound care products.

Quantic Electronics acquired Union Technology Corp. for an undisclosed sum.

Saigon Hi-Tech Park, a Vietnamese electronics factory complex, was forced to shut down in mid July and workers required to live onsite after more than 750 employees tested positive for Covid-19. The park is home to many high-tech companies – including an Intel chip assembly and test plant and a Samsung factory.

The heads of Sanichi Technology and PNE PCB’s proposed takeover of BSL will strengthen their precision metal parts and PCB operations, according to the offer sheet.

TT Electronics will close facilities in Corpus Christi, TX; Barbados and Lutterworth, England, and lay off scores of workers.

VDL Groep has opted to pull its previously announced public offer for all issued and outstanding shares of Neways, the company said on its website.

ViTrox Americas has received purchase orders of 22 units of V810i AXI systems this year through May 31.

Vizinex RFID installed a Datacon flip-chip bonder line, its second, and a Schunk Intec router/saw for PCB cutting at its Bethlehem, PA, facility.

Wavelength Electronics purchased a Hentec/RPS Vector 460 selective soldering system.

Wheatstone plans to add a second SMT line at its factory in New Bern, NC.

Wiwynn will build a server assembly plant in Malaysia.

XDry announced an exclusive representative agreement with MaRC Technologies in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Z-Axis added a Universal Instruments Radial 88HT automated through-hole insertion machine.