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Steve Vecchiarelli Headshot
CalcuQuote said Steve Vecchiarelli is joining the company in an advisory capacity. He has 40 years of distribution experience, and will facilitate among the EMS industry, CalcuQuote, and customer needs for digital transformation.
Michael Ho Headshot
Cogiscan named Michael Ho director – business development. In his more than 30 years in electronics, Ho has been a software engineer for Universal Instruments and Nordson, among others.
Enics appointed Denis Laxague chief procurement officer.
Austin Jones Headshot
Mek (Marantz Electronics) has appointed Austin Jones sales engineer, North America. He has a bachelor’s from the University of Florida and worked for Leidos.
Jim Apfel Headshot
Naprotek appointed Jim Apfel senior vice president of business development. He has over 30 years’ experience in sales and business development with Spartronics, Benchmark Electronics, Realtek & SwitchCore, Diamond Multimedia, and Rockwell.
TT Electronics named Emma Darke group sustainability director.
CA Briefs
AbelConn Electronics opened a 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Maple Grove, MN, where the wholly owned subsidiary of Celestica will provide rapid prototyping, volume manufacturing, and engineering support for the defense and aerospace industries.

Akyumen Technologies is being sued for failing to live up to announced plans to build a 200,000 sq. ft. smartphone assembly plant in Gary, IN.

Buy American requirements would be tightened under a new proposal from the Biden administration.

Circuit Technology Center purchased an Oxford 980 X-Strata series XRF system.

Compal Electronics in August acquired Cal-Comp USA (Indiana) for an undisclosed sum. Compal plans to manufacture car electronics at the site.

Davlec plans to expand its EMS business thanks to a loan from the Development Bank of Wales.

Flexible Circuits purchased an Essemtec FOX2 pick-and-place and dispensing system.

Foxconn has purchased a 6-inch wafer fabrication plant from Macronix.

Hentec Industries/RPS Automation published a technical paper on techniques for selective soldering demanding components.

India’s electronics manufacturing sector is poised to become a major focus area for business employment in Uttar Pradesh, and the state government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to that end.

Intel is announcing a major expansion of its Intel AI for Workforce Program to help educate the next generation of US technologists, engineers and inventors – and to help them land careers in their chosen fields.

Inventec’s board of directors approved a $76 million investment plan to build new production lines for servers in Mexico.

Keerthi Industries received board approval to proceed with a plan to update its EMS site in Hyderabad.

A new Kurtz Ersa subsidiary in Bangalore houses an equipped demo center with soldering systems and provides technology training and short-term realization of production lines.

Lockheed Martin has completed construction of an advanced manufacturing facility at its Palmdale, CA, campus and headquarters. The aerospace OEM says the “intelligent, flexible factory has digital foundations to incorporate smart manufacturing components, embrace the Internet of Things and deliver cutting edge solutions rapidly and affordably.”

PVA relocated its Cohoes, NY, facility to a new global headquarters and production facility in Halfmoon, NY.

Singapore has set a target for 2030 to increase its electronics manufacturing 50%, with an eye on semiconductor development.

TestEquity acquired test and measurement company MCS Test for an undisclosed sum.

Thal Technologies installed an Autotronik AP1200 screen printer, Essemtec Puma placement machine, and Zonda convection reflow oven.