WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH – An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex has resulted in the first functional samples of flexible Arduino circuit boards made by using a flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing process. The process sets the stage for smart technologies for the internet of things and sensor applications like wearable devices, the partners said.
STAMFORD, CT – Worldwide shipments of devices – PCs, tablets and mobile phones – totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner. Shipments are on course to reach 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1%, says the firm.
CHICAGO -- Mergers and acquisition activity in the electronics manufacturing services sector slowed in 2017 a new report says.
NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN – Arris agreed to sell its manufacturing facility here to Pegatron for an undisclosed sum. Production will transition to Pegatron's site in Suzhou, China, by the end of 2018.
WILMINGTON, DE – DowDuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers will increase prices globally for a range of materials, including its PBT resin for conventional injection molding machines.
TABY. SWEDEN -- Mycronic today reported fourth-quarter net sales were down 8.4% to SEK 931 million ($115 million).