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Indium promoted Cristian Tudor (top left), to senior applications engineer, and Ângelo Marques has been appointed design for excellence (DfX) specialist in Europe. Tudor joined Indium as an applications engineer in 2000 and is based in Romania. Marques has over 25 years’ automotive electronics experience in new product introduction and process optimization.
Bright Machines announced cofounder and CEO Amar Hanspal is stepping down and cofounder Lior Susan has been appointed interim CEO.
Creation Technologies named Farid Anani vice president/general manager.
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KIC promoted Robert Baxter to customer success manager.
Kimball Electronics appointed Douglas Hass chief compliance officer.
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MicroCare named Ray Bellavance vice president, Global Sales & Marketing. He joins the company with nearly 30 years’ experience selling industrial chemicals and tools, including MicroCare products.
Virtex Enterprises appointed Michael Maloof business development manager – Medical Sector.
CA Briefs
The Air Force Research Laboratory has tasked NextFlex with finding ways to attract students who might not otherwise consider a technical or scientific career path.

Aurelius Technologies (ATech) expects to raise $18 million from an IPO on the Malaysia exchange to fund expansion of its EMS business.

Bittele Electronics expanded its suppliers to include Quest Components and TME.

Bright Machines appointed Fenwick Group manufacturers’ representative for customers in France.

China has quietly enacted a new set of laws – first the Data Security Law in September, followed in November by the Personal Information Protection Law – that go even further by demanding not just access to private data but also effective control over it.

Compal Electronics dismissed reports that claimed it was shutting down TV assembly lines in Taiwan.

Flex completed its previously announced $540 million all-cash acquisition of Anord Mardix from private equity firm Bertram Capital.

Fluidra Australia has expanded its manufacturing and warehouse facility, and an electronics assembly area is under construction as part of the integration of Fabtronics, acquired last year.

Foxconn confirmed plans to make New Taipei a hub for its software research and development center. Foxconn also reportedly is working with Saudi Arabia to create a joint venture responsible for building EVs, possibly involving BMW.

Foxconn Interconnect Technology has invested $10 million in Autotalks, an Israel-based V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions provider.

Google Quantum AI researchers and their colleagues reveal they have created time crystals using Google’s Sycamore quantum computing hardware.

Hyundai and Kia have selected Siemens as strategic partner for engineering and product data management through NX software and the Teamcenter portfolio.

Interconnect Solutions completed the acquisition of cable assembly and wire harness company Tri-Tek Electronics.

Kitron shut down production Dec. 7 in Zhenhai after authorities imposed a district-wide lockdown because of a Covid-19 outbreak.

LeeMAH Electronics installed a Juki G-Titan screen printer.

NeuronicWorks is expanding its operations to offer fully integrated, turnkey, custom box assembly services, in addition to the firm’s design, engineering and prototyping services.

OSM Group opened a production facility for consumer electronics and industrial products in the Philippines.

Precision Graphics will invest $5.1 million in a new electronics manufacturing plant in Snow Hill, NC.

Qualcomm expects chip sales to Apple to dwindle to a trickle in the coming years but predicted brisk growth in chips for autonomous cars.

Rakon India is among those investing in new electronics manufacturing facilities in Karnataka.

Scope Industries said it will divest its oil palm plantation to focus solely on its electronics manufacturing services business, according to reports.

Specialty Coating Systems acquired Comelec, provider of Parylene, atomic layer deposition and multilayer coating services, for an undisclosed sum.

Stellantis expects major revenue gains in part due to new interfaces for next-generation vehicles developed in collaboration with Foxconn.

SVI Public Co. finalized its acquisition of a 100% stake of Tohuku Pioneer (Thailand) for an undisclosed sum on Nov. 30.

EMS company Syrma SGS Technology filed for an IPO in India.

Thurlby Thandar Instruments, a UK-based electronic testing instrument manufacturer, named TestEquity authorized distributor in North America.

Vitrox named EMC3 Group sales channel partner in Florida.

VVDN Technologies has begun ODM work on tablet PCs for Indian and global OEMs.