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Sweden-based Hexagon, a design technology company, has announced its acquisition of Vero Software, a leader in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. 22 July 2014
Samsung Electronics has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned moulder in China in the midst of child labour allegations.  17 July 2014
A German court has told Motorola it must stop selling cell phones which have antennas made with a patented plastic electronics process. LPKF Laser & Electronics, based in Garbsen, Germany, said it has won a preliminary victory in a legal dispute concerning the infringement of its patent for Laser Direct Structuring (LDS). 11 July 2014
France-based RocTool, an equipment manufacturer, has signed two new production agreements with China-based Ju Teng, a communications and electronics company. In 2013 Ju Teng invested around €7m in China to set up a factory for high-volume plastic-fibre composite smartphone and tablet covers, which uses RocTool technology.  1 July 2014
Hungarian cable manufacturer Scintilla has announced plans to expand its production facility in Jászberény, in Hungary’s northern part. The manufacturer aims to double the factory’s production space to increase its output capacity and boost revenues, reported local news site Autopro.hu. 20 June 2014
German injection moulder Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke (OKW) has won a prestigious iF product design award for its ergonomic Blob enclosure for electronics. There are three versions of the handheld units, with different size control areas and three different grips. OKW said the three Blob variations, which are all made of ABS, “were created according to the principles of ‘universal design’. These support applications that are flexible enough to meet the needs of a large number of people with different hand sizes and grasping volumes.” 20 May 2014
German manufacturer Rosenberger has launched a project to expand its production facility in Jászárokszállás, in central Hungary. 9 May 2014
Jiangsu Phono Electrical, the China-based maker of electrical control systems has selected Stanyl polyamide (PA) materials from Dutch-based Royal DSM for its moulded-case circuit breakers (MCCBs). 29 April 2014
US-based Dow Electrical and Telecommunications (Dow E&T) has been awarded the 2013 Strategic Partnership Award by the Russian cable manufacturer, Kamskiy Kabel. 24 April 2014
German electronics manufacturer Provertha has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in Hungarys north-west. 22 April 2014
UK-based Plastic Logic, the developer of flexible organic electronics, and Germany-based Novaled, the maker of organic electronic materials and OLED technology, have announced a partnership through which they hope to accelerate the market for flexible electronic displays. 15 April 2014
Polyolefins producer Borealis is planning to increase capacity for cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) compounds at its Stenungsund facility in Sweden. The project will add 20,000 tpa of capacity for producing Borlink extra high voltage (EHV), high voltage direct current (HVDC) and high voltage (HV) polyethylene compounds when it comes on stream in 2015. 9 April 2014
He wears a black polo shirt with his jeans, instead of a black turtle neck. And his footwear is Converse, not New Balance. But the image is carefully cultivated. Lei Jun, CEO of China-based Xiaomi wants to be China’s Steve Jobs. The company he founded in Beijing just under four years ago already has over 3,000 employees and revenue in 2013 of €6.25bn. 8 April 2014
A leading Japanese plastics processor is planning to set up a production facility in Łódź, Poland.  17 March 2014
Electronic components manufacturer Asteelflash is expanding its production capacity in the Plzeň region of the Czech Republic. 13 February 2014

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