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Elmatica named Joseph Milsom IT developer.

MFLEX named Dale Wesselmann business development manager.

Uyemura promoted Patrick Valentine, Ph.D., to director of technology. He joined Uyemura in 2015 to lead the company’s continuous improvement program and has held technical and executive roles in the PCB and chip industries since 1980. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

PCDF Briefs
AT&S will invest €30 million ($33.4 million) over the next two fiscal years to upgrade its site in Ansan, South Korea.

Avnet is launching a new partner program designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick and cost-effective manner.

India’s government is considering a proposal to sweeten an export incentive scheme for smartphone manufacturers by offering 6% duty credit scrips, replacing the current 4% scrip, as part of a target to increase smartphone exports to $110 billion by 2025 from $3 billion now, per reports.

Novoset signed a licensing agreement with Shin-Etsu Chemical for the manufacturing of new hydrocarbon resins for 5G-related electronics, aerospace and automotive applications.

Major Chinese PCB fabricators are reportedly speeding up capacity expansions seeking to better meet fast-growing demand for applications to 5G, terminal devices and automotive electronics in China.

PCB Connect opened a North American headquarters in Sharon, MA, the PCB supplier’s 16th global location.

PCB Scrap Recovery, a Mexican engineering firm, has developed and patented a circuit board processing system marked by low resource use and simplicity.

Recom Power is launching digital models for its entire product catalog in collaboration with SnapEDA.

Samsung Electronics reportedly will increase PCB orders to DAP and Korea Circuit after the withdrawal of Semco from the HDI PCB market.

Tramonto Circuits reported on-time delivery in 2019 increased to 99.14%.

Unimicron Technology and Nan Ya PCB are likely to become top-choice partners to provide advanced ABF substrates to Chinese microprocessor makers, according to industry sources.

Ventec increased its PTFE laminate manufacturing capabilities following a strategic investment in a new state-of-the-art high-temperature press and layup/breakdown line at its Suzhou manufacturing plant.