Electronics Manufacturing News

Manufacturer buys M2M firm to target IoT business

Stadium Group  has acquired a manufacturer which specialises in M2M wireless devices for use over cellular networks. The Cheshire-based company, United Wireless operates in the automotive and telematics sectors. It employs 40 people. Stadium said it has a strategy to add complementary products, design capability and global supply chain…

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NMI conference to discuss lean manufacturing

NMI, the UK’s microelectronics industry association, will hold its annual manufacturing conference at the University of Warwick on October 1st. NMI is very keen on the concepts of ‘lean’ manufacturing and the conference programme has four themed sessions: Lean 2020: Visions for Lean in the future Lean Leadership: The…

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Intel's rectangular fin is "almost a miracle", says Asenov

Intel’s 14nm process has done something which is “almost a miracle – extremely impressive,” says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University  and CEO of  statistical analysis specialist Gold Standard Simulations (GSS…

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Open architecture for NI chip tester

National Instruments (NI) has announced a PXI-based automated test systems for RF and mixed-signal semiconductor devices. Called the Semiconductor Test System (STS) series, they allow NI and third-party PXI modules to be used in the semiconductor production test environment. According to the firm, using an open modular…

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Fujitsu off-loading Aizu fab to ON

Fujitsu and ON have signed a foundry agreement under which Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor at its 8-inch fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan…

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Sony grabs big smartphone imager opportunity

Sony is increasing production capacity in Japan for stacked CMOS image sensors used in smartphones such as the Apple iPhone. This represents an important business opportunity for Sony which has been struggling in the consumer TV market. Sony has gone on record saying that it “is positioning the imaging business…

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Manufacturer says Europe is competitive again

UK-based electronics manufacturer AWS has increased investment and expanded facilities in its operation in Slovakia. Business in Europe has picked up since the region has become more price-competitive with other parts of the world. The upturn in business has experienced has come from existing customers moving all or…

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Scottish manufacturer makes £1.6m investment

Plexus has a £1.6m investment in another surface mount technology placement line into its manufacturing facility in Kelso, Scotland. This new SMT placement line increases the manufacturer’s capability in Scotland. The equipment will be populating 01005 components, fine pitch CSP devices and deliver package-on-package technology. “This…

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