Elna PCB expands operations with new RM1b manufacturing facility

Taiwan-based Elna PCB, a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, is investing approximately RM1 billion to set up a new manufacturing facility in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang. Elna PCB (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd president Ian Yang said that the new plant, spanning 10,289 sq m, is designated to manufacture PCBs for automotive, server, networking, laptop, desktop and consumer electronic device products.  “The […]

Flex expands in India

Global supply chain and manufacturing solutions provider Flex on Wednesday announced opening a global business services (GBS) centre in Coimbatore. This is Flex’s third GBS centre in India besides existing facilities in Chennai and Pune.Located at the KGISL SEZ in Saravanampatti, the facility has a capacity of around 800-1000 people across shifts. Like other Flex GBS centres, this will […]

Digitalisation production floors across ASEAN and India

Digitalisation is enabling a reinvention of manufacturing. It is a core component of a new Industry Renaissance — the merger of automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, business processes, big data, and cloud computing. It is reshaping how manufacturers innovate and respond to customer demands. One of Malaysia’s homegrown digitalisation proponents […]

GOEPEL electronic opens branch office in Malaysia

At the beginning of the new year 2023 GÖPEL electronic GmbH opened a subsidiary in Malaysia. This means another decisive step towards establishing Embedded JTAG Solutions on the dynamic Asian market. Lester Tseng was appointed as Sales and Support Manager. He has an excellent knowledge of the local market. The new office is located in […]

Simmtech to Fast Track USD50 Million Expansion of Production Line In Penang

SUSTIO Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based subsidiary of the semiconductor packaging substrate and HDI Printed Circuit Board (PCB) global leading manufacturer, SIMMTECH, is set to expand its production line in Penang. The second phase of investment, valued at USD50 million, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023. The expansion project will double […]

Schaeffler Group inaugurates software technology center in India

Schaeffler, leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, is expanding its software and electronics expertise. Today, the company inaugurated a new center of competence in software and electronics development in Pune, India. Electronics and software for the company’s automotive components and systems especially for e-mobility and chassis applications will be developed here in […]

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains Covid-19 production measures in world’s largest iPhone factory

The world’s largest iPhone factory, operated by Foxconn Technology Group in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, has kept up its “closed-loop” production system that restricts movement of employees since mid-October, as Apple’s prime supplier remains under pressure to meet surging demand during the holiday season. Foxconn’s integrated Digital Product Business Group, the division responsible for iPhone assembly, described this status quo […]

Air bubbles trapped in the conformal coating are a potential reliability risk

Xavier Ong explains how air bubbles trapped in the conformal coating process are a potential reliability risk. YoungPool have developed a unique inline machine to address this issue.Another development from YoungPool is a highly accurate splicing system for feeder tapes in the pick ‘n place process. The machine accommodate all tape widths and applies heat […]

ASML Tells US Employees to Stop Working With Customers in China

Source: Bloomberg ASML Holding NV, the most advanced maker of equipment for producing semiconductors, told its employees in the US to refrain from servicing customers in China following new regulations from the Biden administration, according to an internal email sent to staff. “ASML US employees must refrain — either directly, or indirectly — from servicing, shipping or providing […]