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2014: The Year of the Deal

Today brings to an end one of the most fascinating years of acquisitions since the crazy Internet era of late 1990s and 2000. Unlike that episode, however, 2014 was a much more orderly state of affairs, and while some of … Continue reading

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Dover’s Big Exit

Is it the water? Just days after Cookson announced it would split in two and spin out its Alpha Metals solder unit, Dover says it too will divest its electronics assembly and test businesses. Just like that, we are primed … Continue reading

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GKG: Westward Ho?

Southeast Asian assembly process equipment companies have approached Western markets in fits and starts. A few have made inroads: From time to time, we have seen JT and Fulongwin soldering equipment at US plants, usually smaller ones (Flextronics is an … Continue reading

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CyberOptics’ Coup

It’s always a good deal when you can simultaneously supply an end-product to end-customers and critical components from said end-product to competitors. And that’s the situation CyberOptics now finds itself in after inking a deal last quarter to put its … Continue reading

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Munich Madness Not So Crazy

Attendance at the.four-day Productronica started slow today and built as the day went on. Still, the drop in traffic is noticeable. Americans and Asians are in very short supply. Spoke with more than 25 exhibitors today. Most say September and … Continue reading

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