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Arch Systems announced an agreement with Flex to supply real-time access to and analysis of manufacturing data at its facilities.

Computrol installed a Mycronic LX-300 placement line and Agilis tray magazine tower.

East West Manufacturing, a design, manufacturing and distribution company, has acquired Adcotron EMS for an undisclosed sum.

Engo Holdings launched a computer and mobile phone assembly and manufacturing plant in Uganda.

Eurocircuits invested €5 million in equipment and software in 2019, primarily to enhance EMS work at its plant in Eger, Hungary.

iNEMI is conducting a survey to assess the planning and readiness levels of the electronics manufacturing industry for the implementation of low-temperature solders in high-volume board assembly. The consortium also released chapters on Ceramic Interconnect & Photovoltaics, Connectors, and Passive Components from its 2019 Roadmap.

Insituware appointed as manufacturers’ representatives Southwest Systems Technology in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, Horizon Sales in the Midwest US, and WittcoSales in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Tijuana, Mexicali and Baja California.

Keytronic has started shipping product from its new 133,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Kurtz Ersa Asia opened an expanded building in Zhuhai.

Mouser opened a customer service center in the Philippines.

MRSI moved to a new 102,000 sq. ft. facility in Tewksbury, MA.

Nordson Advanced Technology K.K. Japan has relocated to a new, larger office and has demonstration facilities in Central Tokyo.

Nortech Systems implemented CheckSum’s UI for its end-of-line testing.

Panasonic will build its first consumer electronics plant in China in 16 years.

Qisda plans to expand its medical unit into Southeast Asia to boost its revenue by 30% annually next year.

Salcomp, one of Apple’s major suppliers, agreed to buy Nokia’s Chennai plant for around $30 million.

Seho Systems is establishing a subsidiary in Shanghai to focus on the requirements of its Chinese customers.

SEMI has developed “SEMI SMT-ELS (Equipment Link Standards),” a suite of standards for SMT assembly lines. The new suite replaces SMEMA and adds data communication capabilities to add intelligence to assembly lines.

Shinry Technologies purchased three Universal Instruments Uflex placement platforms.

Sumitronics Manufacturing (Cambodia) launched EMS operations in Poipet, Cambodia.

Swissbit opened a state-of-the-art electronics production facility in Berlin.

TopLine announced expanded collaboration and technical cooperation with VPT Components to provide CCGA column attachment services.

Universal Instruments opened a software center in its corporate facility in Bratislava, Slovakia. It also installed a GPD Global MAX II dispenser in its Advanced Process Lab in New York.

Virtex has acquired fellow EMS Precision Technology (PTI) for an undisclosed sum. PTI is based in Plano, TX, and has been in EMS for more than 20 years.