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AQS purchased a Nordson X-ray Assure x-ray component counter.

Bennett Pump purchased a Kurtz Ersa Versaflow 3/35 wave soldering oven.

Bright Machines named Restronics manufacturers’ representative in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and the Southeast US.

Computrol implemented the Insituware Vision MARK-1 handheld diagnostic tool.

Deswell acquired two Panasonic SMT placement systems and two HaiTian new generation 800 tons injection molding machines.

Dynamic Source Manufacturing selected a Mirtec MV-6 Omni AOI.

Edison Partners announced leading a $15 million growth capital investment in MacroFab, an investment that includes funding from Altium.

Essemtec named Advanced Process Technologies (APT) manufacturers’ representative in Puerto Rico.

Foxconn is in talks to buy a stake in Dagang NeXchange. It also has struck a multibillion-dollar electric-vehicle partnership with PTT in Thailand, and is partnering with Formosa Plastics on EV manufacturing.

GYS installed a BTU Pyramax 100A reflow oven.

Infinitum Electric will double its roughly 30-person workforce during the next six months after obtaining $40 million in new funding for electric motor design, which uses PCBs to replace the iron and copper components.

Intel’s CEO said it could take several years for a global shortage of semiconductors to be resolved, a problem that has shuttered some auto production lines and is also being felt in other areas, including consumer electronics.

Javad EMS has incorporated the MODI Incoming Goods Scanner into its process.

JEDEC established JEP181, a neutral file, XML-based standard for electronics cooling simulation for the microelectronics industry.

Lava, a handset ODM and EMS for such firms as Nokia and Motorola, is considering an IPO.

Lorain County Community College awarded three graduates with the community college’s first bachelor of applied science in microelectronic manufacturing (MEMS).

Microart Services, a UK EMS provider, has joined forces with engineering firm Berlin KraftWorks.

More than 50 CEOs in May urged US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to take concrete steps to address challenges confronting the entire US electronics supply chain.

Nortech Systems is applying for the Employee Retention Credit to support ongoing investment in its frontline workforce and to drive increased manufacturing output to meet customers’ rising demand for mission-critical parts. The EMS company estimates the ERC will, if the application is successful, total $5 million in fiscal 2021.

Omega EMS acquired energy storage firm TeckQuest.

Orient Semiconductor Electronics is looking to scale up its EMS business beyond the electronics sector, while strengthening its collaboration with backend house Chipbond Technology in the fields of 5G, IoT and automotive electronics.

OSI Electronics added a Europlacer SP710-AVi screen printer and ALeader 3-D solder paste inspection at its UK plant.

PG Electroplast, one of India’s leading electronics manufacturing companies, is raising Rs 76.6 crore from investors for plant expansions.

Prime Technological Services installed a Test Research Inc. TR7007QI SPI.

The US Lighting Group intends to form a new division, RVtronix, to design, manufacture and distribute electronics to the RV Industry.

VDL Groep will make a public offer for all issued and outstanding shares in the capital of EMS provider Neways.

Robotics startup Wyzo has developed a so-called “sidebot” for pick-and-place applications in the manufacturing space.

XDry named MaRC Technologies exclusive representative in the Pacific Northwestern US.

Yamaha Motor Europe Factory Automation announced a distribution agreement with S.D.A. s.r.o. in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Z-Axis added a Xeltek SuperBot 5e robotic IC programmer, and a Universal Instruments Radial 88HT through-hole insertion machine.