WAVERLY, IA—United Equipment Accessories (UEA), a manufacturer of slip rings, rotary unions and other motion control components, will deploy Microfactories from Bright Machines Inc. at its assembly plant here.
TOKYO—Japan has signed off on a $338 million semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip technology in the country with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
ANDOVER, MA—Mercury Systems Inc., a manufacturer of electronics for the aerospace and defense industries, has selected FactoryLogix manufacturing execution software from Aegis to run its network of 16 factories worldwide.
SANTA CLARA, CA—Absolute EMS Inc., an electronics manufacturing services provider here, has selected FactoryLogix manufacturing execution software from Aegis Software to support requirements for adaptability, traceability, paperless manufacturing and insights into its production processes.
PORTLAND, TN—ABB Installation Products is making a multimillion-dollar investment this year and staffing up to 40 new positions as it expands and updates its manufacturing facility here to meet increased demand for electrical equipment.
WASHINGTON—President Biden’s expansive infrastructure proposal includes $50 billion for the American semiconductor industry. The $50 billion will go toward production incentives and research and design, say administration officials.
SUN PRAIRIE, WI—Electronics manufacturing services provider Pro-Active Engineering has added a pair of Mycronic DX100 high-speed pick-and-place machines to its assembly line here, increasing its capacity by up to 40 percent.
BAC GIANG, Vietnam—Electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn is set to build a new factory to produce tablets and computers here, as Apple plans to widen its iPad and MacBook production lines outside of China.
WUHAN, China—Testing at China's first smart manufacturing plant for satellites has begun here, with production scheduled to begin in March.