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Continental named Viscom Supplier of the Year 2020.

Creation Technologies completed its acquisition of IEC Electronics.

The European Commission will put forward a European Chips Act, along with dedicated funds from a centrally managed program to boost research, development and manufacturing of microprocessors.

FC Group Invest has acquired UK-based EMS firm Prism Electronics.

France president Emmanuel Macron plans a national investment of 30 billion euros in leading-edge technologies, with electronics cited as one of the five essential levers to secure the conditions for innovation.

Intervala opened a new 217,000 sq. ft. electronics manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, PA.

Intuitive Machines chose Tempo Automation to build its flight- and space-rated PCB assemblies.

Handset OEM/ODM Lava International has filed for an IPO in India.

LG Electronics has overhauled its home appliance manufacturing facility in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, to become an “AI-based automation factory,” where robots carry and assemble pieces to make home appliances.

Merck plans to invest more than 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) through 2025 in its electronics business to capitalize on rising demand for semiconductor and display panel materials.

NEOTech purchased two ViTrox V810 S2 3D AXI machines for its Longmont, CO, facility.

Samsung Electronics is setting up a TV production plant in Karachi, Pakistan.

Samsung is delaying its 3nm chip technology until 2022. Its 2nm successor will arrive in 2025.

SIA released its annual State of the Industry Report examining the US semiconductor industry’s current global position, as well as challenges to — and opportunities for — continued industry growth and innovation.

SVI Public Co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity stake of Tohoku Pioneer (Thailand) for an undisclosed sum.

United Time Technology will invest RMB150 million ($23 million) to establish manufacturing facilities for a line of smart telecom devices in China.

Vanilla Electronics announced the acquisition of EMS company Interconics.

Terran Orbital will build an Industry 4.0 space vehicle manufacturing facility in Florida, featuring advanced additive manufacturing and PCB assembly lines.

The US Partnership for Assured Electronics won an $8.9 million award from the US DoD Office of Industrial Policy’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program to grow the Defense Electronics Consortium and expand its work on the Lead-Free Defense Electronics Project.

Yamaha Robotics Factory Automation appointed Growskills Robotics distributor in Portugal.