- SPECIAL REPORTS
SHANNON, MS—General Atomics will move production of its electromagnetic components to a state-of-the-art assembly plant here. The project represents an $11 million investment and will create 80 new jobs.
ARMONK, NY—IBM is considering selling its chip manufacturing business.
VICTOR, NY—Electronics manufacturing services provider Redcom Laboratories Inc. has installed a new high-speed surface mount assembly line at its headquarters here.
SEABROOK, NH—Connector manufacturer Ardent Concepts has installed a new automated assembly system at its factory here.
GARDEN GROVE, CA—Metcal has scheduled a series of day-long seminars throughout the country on the latest techniques to rework and repair advanced packages.
Although only 7 years old, Ideal Power (IP) is a major player in the multibillion-dollar electronic-power-converter market.
ITASCA, IL—Mobile Mark Inc., a manufacturer of antennas, has opened a new 50,000-square-foot assembly plant here.
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Contract manufacturer Foxconn is exploring the possibility of opening a U.S. assembly plant to make flat panel displays larger than 60 inches wide.
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Three senior Foxconn managers have been arrested following an investigation into bribery at the electronics assembly giant.
NEENAH, WI—Electronics manufacturing services provider Plexus Corp. has opened a new, $50 million, 410,000-square-foot assembly plant here.