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BESTProto installed a Mycronic MY-600 solder paste printer.

Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) has decided for the second time to withdraw its planned $210 million IPO on the local exchange.

Celestica is cutting ties with Cisco, its largest customer at $750 million annually, after failing to meet profitability targets.

Cornell Capital announced an investment in Lorom Holding , a provider of cable and printed circuit assembly.

Critical Manufacturing has partnered with Cogiscan to deliver advanced smart factory solutions for electronics manufacturers.

Fabrinet has signed a lease for a building in Israel, where the EMS firm plans to establish an NPI assembly facility.

Flex is planning to invest up to $500 million to expand its manufacturing base in India, according to reports. The firm plans to set up export-oriented facilities, aiming for revenue of $1 billion in the next year.

Foxconn’s plans to build five innovation centers in Wisconsin have stalled, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Foxconn disputes the report.

India expects Apple, Foxconn and Flextronics to boost production on its soil due to new favorable taxation laws aimed at drawing in manufacturers.

International Controls Services purchased a Kurtz Ersa HR 600/2 hybrid rework system.

Inventec will invest $157 million to expand production facilities in Taiwan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said.

Gateway Technical College officially opened a renovated and expanded advanced manufacturing center, adding nearly 36,000 sq. ft. to the Foxconn and state-supported project.

Inspur Electronic Information purchased a Universal Instruments FuzionOF placement platform.

IPC issued a call for posters for IPC Apex Expo 2020 in San Diego.

Kitron installed a pair of Universal Instruments Fuzion SMT lines for its new facility in Grudziadz, Poland.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace placed an order with Kitron worth about $10 million.

Lightspeed Manufacturing has moved to a larger EMS facility in Haverhill, MA, to accommodate growth.

Neo Tech expanded its partnership with electronic thermostat OEM Pro1 .

Optomec has delivered its 500th industrial 3-D printer, this one to a division of General Electric.

Out of the Box Manufacturing purchased a Kurtz Ersa HR 600/2 Hybrid rework system.

Pegatron will not rule out setting up new factory sites in Vietnam and India to satisfy customer demand, according to company president and CEO SJ Liao.

Philippine electronics exports are at significant risk of being harmed if China – the country’s top market – gets its consumer electronics slapped with tariffs next month in the ongoing US-China trade war.

Plasmatreat opened a 15,000 sq. ft. technology and research center at the company’s headquarters in Steinhagen, Germany.

Precision Graphics installed two Juki ISM towers and an Incoming Material Station.

Transition Automation appointed AdoptSMT as distributor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Eastern Europe regions.

Universal Instruments installed a MIRTEC OMNI 3-D AOI at its Advanced Process Lab.

Universal Instruments will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a companywide party at its Conklin, NY, corporate headquarters on Nov. 15.

The US PTO has issued a patent protecting Dynamic Dual Head dispensing technology for the Camalot Prodigy dispenser.