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Apple’s supply chain is suggesting PCB order momentum ahead of the new iPhone launch has been weaker than that seen in previous years.

Barco is investing $5 million to expand its operations and adding 50 new jobs to its existing facility in Gwinnett County, GA.

Apple will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion.

Arrow Electronics will close its plant in Windsor, CT, in mid-September.

BPM Microsystems named Murray Percival Co. representative in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky.

Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) expects to raise $169 million from its planned IPO this year, the bulk of which will be used for expansion.

Cemtrex sold its EMS business, ROB Cemtrex, to a German private equity group for €6.37 million ($7.06 million).

Count on Tools has signed an agreement with PCBASupplies.com to distribute COTs’ products throughout North America and Mexico.

Danfoss signed Scanfil to a global supplier agreement.

Eguana Technologies signed Jabil to a multi-year master supply agreement to manufacture residential and commercial energy storage systems.

European Circuits installed a Seamark ZM R7220A BGA rework station.

Europlacer will offer Aegis’ FactoryLogix NPI (New Product Introduction) software module with its automated placement line equipment.

Flex, the largest foreign company in Zhuhai, has seen one of its two campuses go quiet in the wake of the loss of Huawei.

Hanza Holding acquired Ritter Elektronik for approximately €12 million ($13.4 million).

Incap is investing more than €4 million ($4.4 million) to expand and upgrade its production facilities in India and Estonia.

Karnataka, India, is working on an incentive package to attract investments for manufacturing of electronic components and assembly of mobile phones and other devices in the state.

Manz has been awarded a contract for several Light Assembly assembly lines from a leading international provider of power electronics.

Mycronic sold two full-line solutions of jet printers, pick-and-place machines and material handling towers to Eurocircuits, and a Mycronic MY300 Trilogy placement line to Wavetronix.

Northrop Grumman awarded a multi-year contract to Sypris Electronics to manufacture a variety of mission-critical electronic assemblies.

ParPro has completed an expansion of its factory in Mexico, adding SMT equipment and staff to the 135,000 sq. ft. plant.

PDR named Pacific X-ray Imaging (PXI) exclusive distributor of industrial x-ray products under the PDR brand name.

Pro-Active Engineering acquired design engineering firm Apex Embedded Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Quanta Computer is considering building a new factory in Southeast Asia, most likely Chonburi, Thailand.

Schleifring Medical Systems purchased a Kurtz Ersa IR 650 rework system.

Sigma Connectivity and Scanfil won a development and manufacturing contract from a global leader in logistics and material handling.

Southwest Systems Technology has signed a representative agreement with InnoScopes.

SVI Public Co. has approved the establishment of a subsidiary in India.

A US Chamber of Commerce survey found that since June 1, 43% of Fortune 500 executives raised or addressed concerns over the impact of tariffs and trade policy tensions in earnings calls, mounting evidence that tariffs pose a growing concern for American businesses and present a major threat to growth and the longest economic expansion in US history.

The Vietnamese government has begun taking steps to clamp down on shipments of products from China and elsewhere that pass through Vietnam and are relabeled as Vietnamese to avoid US tariffs.

Yamaha’s acquisitions of Shinkawa and APIC Yamada have been integrated and renamed Yamaha Motor Robotics Holdings.