Brighter light at the end of tunnel
multiple vehicle platforms in Europe. one newly leased manufacturing building in
Materials, process equipment &
Kitron: Tweedbank, Galashiels.
• closed its Horten, Norway, facility and Raven Industries elected Thomas Everist
transferred production to Arendal. chairman of the board.
• cut 2,700 jobs in its Electronic Measure-
• purchased four Asymtek selective coat- Sanmina-SCI:
ment and Semiconductor & Board Test
ing machines from Cyncrona. • settled 2006 federal and state derivative
litigation relating to the company’s op-
• Appointed Ron Nersesian Sr. VP and
LG plans to order US$1.5 billion of prod- tion grant practices.
GM of the Electronic Measurement
ucts from Taiwanese suppliers in 2009. • plans to furlough its Livermore, CA,
Nam Tai: machining operations for 90 days in
• formed a PCBA test platform partner-
• appointed M.K. Koo executive chair- June, 2009.
ship with ASTER.
man and CFO. • former executive David White was ap-
Amistar Automation introduced its eco-
• made a US$0.19 (i.e. HK$1.50) per pointed Nvidia CFO.
friendly solder recovery system.
share offer for the shares of NTEEP that Shipman Technologies added 25 jobs in
BTU International introduced its TRITAN
it does not already own. Durham, North Carolina.
Nokia stopped using phone assembly SMART Technologies received a SMART
Cencorp received an acquisition offer from
subcontractors. This pullback will cost Board interactive whiteboard assembly
subcontractors $5 billion. - iSuppli contract from the Zollner Group.
Chemtura filed Chapter 11 for its U.S.
Northrop Grumman named Jay Shiba Sparton closed its London, Ontario, facility.
VP of supply chain management for its Stoneridge Electronics cut 31 jobs in Oere-
Christopher Associates sold a Koh Young
electronic systems group. bro, Sweden, and 58 in Stockholm.
Technology Aspire 2 solder paste inspec-
Northstar Electronics received a Canadian$ Sunburst Electronics:
tion system to “a major west coast EMS
2.6M MCC console contract from L-3 • added a full-service MYDATA produc-
Communications MAPPS Inc. tion line for SMT applications.
CIMTEK CEO Stan Smith was named
NOTE received equipment a manufactur- • acquired New England Wire Assem-
a 2009 Supply Chain ‘Pro to Know’ by
ing contract from Tour & Andersson and blies.
Cygnus Supply & Demand Chain Executive
livestock tracking equipment manufacturing Suntron named Jeff Wanago CFO after
contract from Telespor of Norway. former CFO Thomas Sabol became Hyper-
OnCore Manufacturing Services began com’s CFO.
• Assembly Materials purchased Alpha
installing FLEX conveyor box-build factory Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology’s
laser cutting equipment.
on wheels systems from Bliss Industries in SMT production capacity utilization rose
• introduced ALPHA WS-820 halide-free,
all its U.S. facilities. from 55-60% in February 2009 and to
lead-free, water-soluble solder paste.
Optronic invested in electronics assembly 70-80% in March on orders from AUO and
Data I/O named iTECH II, LLC its sales
equipment including new DEK printer CMO.
representative in the N & S Carolina elec-
gridlock, JOT conveyor system, Soltec re- TEAM Prachinburi (Thailand) received
tronics assembly markets.
flow oven, ERSA Powerflow wave soldering OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health
DEK received a “Supplier Continuous
machine and ultra-low humidity storage for and Safety Management Systems certifica-
Quality Improvement” award from Intel.
moisture sensitive components. tion.
Dow Chemical completed its $16.3 billion
Permatech Electronics added $997,500 of TMD Technologies (UK) added 40 jobs.
acquisition of Rohm & Haas.
SMT equipment including Siemens F5 and TOS Lanka received a long term PCBA
DuPont Microcircuit Materials and CAD
S27 SMT placement systems. contract for oil and gas exploration equip-
Design Software integrated DuPont Green-
PKC entered co-determination negotiations ment from Pro partner defense AS Com-
Tape materials and manufacturing processes
for closing its Kempele, Finland, wiring har- pany of Norway.
into CAD Design Software’s EDA design
ness production unit. TT Electronics:
tools for ceramic (Hybrid/MCM - LTCC)
Plexus consolidated its UK locations into • Rogerstone electronics plant cut 80
EKRA shipped its 700th machine.
20090411 • Suzhou, Chi-
Electrolube appointed Gary Peacock com-
World Electronic Equipment, PCB &
na facility received
mercial director for the HK Wentworth
Semiconductor Shipments AS9100 aerospace
Converted @ Constant 2006 Exchange Rates certification.
Elnitec applied for bankruptcy.
3/12 rate of change
Enthone appointed Pat Creque sales man-
PCB "0" Growth SIA El Equip
ager, US Eastern region.
Card Systems moved
to Dales Manor Busi-
• installed an AccuScribe 2112 at AquaL-
ness Park in Sawston
and launched new
• received a breakup fee of $5.4 million
0.9 hi-tech engineering
from ZYGO after the ZYGO board of
services and produc-
directors withdrew recommendation for
Faraday added a new Forward Automation
3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 6 9 12 3 ics (Westminster,
pattern plating line.
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Fujifilm developed next generation barrier
prototype and NPI
film for flexible electronics.
Source: Custer Consulting Group & Henderson Ventures
Harju Elekter implemented part-time work
for 169 workers.
Hitachi Chemical received a “Pre-Tin
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