Schurter Acquires Burisch and Aki Electronic

SCHURTER Holding AG acquires the Austrian Burisch Elektronikteile GmbH and the Czech aki electronic, a manufacturer of keyboards, touch panels and HMI systems. This will enable SCHURTER to increase its production capacity, enlarge its know-how and a geographical expansion to Eastern Europe. Founded in Innsbruck in 1949, Burisch is a long-standing, reliable and well-established partner…

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Electronics OEMs Advance Responsible Sourcing Initiative

The globalization of the electronics industry has presented both opportunities and challenges for the supply chain. As electronics companies source more raw materials from around the globe, practices associated with the mining of minerals have come under scrutiny. While initiatives such as the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. have improved conditions in certain regions, such…

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Supply Chains Stay the Course in 2017

Just like weather forecasts, the stock market, an election, or the team that wins the World Series (who could have imagined the Cubs), predictions concerning the advancement of warehouse management strategies have many influencing factors. At the end of the day, these prognostications are simply guesses based on where the industry has been, where we…

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Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag

MADISON, Wis. — A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company whose technology has potential for dual-purpose applications is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. In theory, it could trip up any proposed acquisition involving U.S. tech firms. This scenario might become the…

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ChipMOS, Tsinghua Unigroup Form Joint Venture

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under Stock Ticker 8150 and on the NASDAQ under Stock Ticker IMOS; hereinafter “ChipMOS Taiwan” or “ChipMOS”) and Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. (“Tsinghua Unigroup”) today announced an agreement to form a joint-venture and to mutually terminate Tsinghua Unigroup’s earlier private placement plan. Under the joint-venture agreement, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (BVI)…

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LiDAR Market to Reach $1.1B by 2023

LiDAR Market size is expected to reach USD 1.1 billion by 2023, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The industry is characterized by key notable players offering advanced, diverse and cost-effective solutions. Rising urbanization and large scale infrastructural development will contribute to the growth of global LiDAR market size over the forecast timeline.…

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Tight Component Supply Stabilizes LCD Panel Costs

Tighter supply of color filters, polarizers and driver ICs, coupled with strong consumer electronics demand during the holiday stock-up, is slowing production cost reductions for LCD panels, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. “As upstream suppliers are less willing to make further price concessions, panel makers are constrained in their cost-cutting efforts,” said WitsView. “In…

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