Electronics

Japan-based Siix EMS invest US$ 12 million to build its third facility in San Luis Potosi
Last week, officials from Japan-based electronic components manufacturer Siix EMS broke ground at the Colinas industrial park in San Luis Potosi to build its third production facility in Mexico. According to a statement by local authorities, the company plans to invest US$ 12 million and the openin...
Joining renewable energy: Queretaro's industry next challenge
QUERETARO — The industry of Queretaro keeps the challenge of having a greater integration of renewable energies in its productive processes. Arturo Ruiz Núñez, president of the Merchants’ Association of Electrical Equipment and Material in Querétaro, estimated that only 2% of the companies i...
Lear Corp. acquires Israel-based, self-driving tech developer EXO Technologies
Lear Corporation, the Michigan-based global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology providing high-accuracy solutions for autonomous and connected ve...
Lenovo invests US$ 20 million in five production lines for Apodaca plant
Hong Kong-based technology products manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited announced it will invest US$ 20 million at its plant located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon in order to add five production lines over the next eight months, facility manager Heron Ramos recently revealed to local media. Along with the i...
LG automotive output capacity boosts 31% by acquisition of ZKW Group
Following the acquisition of Austrian automotive light manufacturer ZKW, LG Electronics Inc. expects its output capacity of vehicle components (VC) will increase 31% by the end of year in terms of volume, the South Korean firm revealed in its third quarter earnings report. The company produced arou...
Logic PD’s Ciudad Juarez facility receives new quality certifications
Logic PD, an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Product Development solutions proveider, has been awarded new quality management certifications for its newest manufacturing plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Issued by the global certification body, National Quality Assurance (NQA), the certi...
Logistics and distribution center was inaugurated in the State of México
STATE OF MEXICO — In order to speed up the delivery of medical devices, Alfredo del Mazo Maza, governor of the State of Mexico, inaugurated the Distribution and Logistics Center of the German company B. Braun located in Santa Cruz Atizapán. The center is made up of four loading and unloading pla...
MAG carries out expansion and invests US$5 million in Tamaulipas
NUEVO LAREDO — With an investment of more than US$5 million, MAG Specialties Mexico in Nuevo Laredo is about to start operations with new equipment that is in the process of being installed. The company plans to expand the scrap foundry sector in the medium and long term, thus recovering the surp...
Magna joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye to bring self-driving tech into the market
Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International announced it has joined the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye, an Intel company, on a mission to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021.  As a Tier 1 technology integrator, Magna will be responsible of helping automakers industria...
Magna’s Monterrey facility receives Ford Q1 Quality Award
Magna’s electronics facility in Monterrey, Mexico, received the Ford Q1 Preferred Quality Award. The Ford Q1 is internationally acknowledged as an indication of extraordinary quality and is only granted to those suppliers that have proven capabilities well beyond ISO/TS16949 automotive certificat...
Matamoros keeps promoting investment in wind energy
MATAMOROS – Consejo Coordinador Empresarial and Comité para el Desarrollo Económico de Matamoros (CODEM) continues with the promotion of the city as a good place for the investment in the wind energy area, stated Maria del Carmen Cadena, president of both organisms.    She stressed that recen...
Mazak to open customer support center in Queretaro
Japan-based machine tool manufacturer Mazak announced it will open in the coming months a new customer support center in El Marques, Queretaro, to enhance levels of localized service. The new building will house applications and service technicians, offer training to customers and demonstrate Mazak...
Metalor Technologies to consolidate production work in San Luis Potosi
Metalor Technologies, a Switzerland-based company specialized in management of precious metals for different kinds of industries announced it will consolidate production work from its Electrotechnics division at a facility located in San Luis Potosi. The measure implies the closure of a manufacturin...
Methode Electronics acquires Pacific Insight for US$ 114 million; deal includes a plant in Zacatecas
Methode Electronics, Inc., a global developer of custom engineered and application-specific products and solutions, announced a definitive agreement with Pacific Insight Electronics Corp., a global lighting, electronics and full-service solutions provider to the transportation industry, to acquire a...
Mexican ports' fluctuation increases 10%
MEXICO  —  At the end of the January-April 2019 period, the Mexican ports accumulated the movement of 2,300,088 20 ft containers (TEU), which represent an advance of 10% compared to the same period of 2018, when 2,091,690 TEU were operated, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (S...
Mexico and the US sign memorandum in order to boost maritime trade
MIAMI — The general coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine, of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Héctor López Gutiérrez, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU for its acronym in Spanish) with the Florida Port Council, in the United States, whose intention is to inte...
Mexico ranks fourth in robot imports
In 2016, Mexico positioned itself as the fourth major importer of industrial robots with the acquisition of US$ 158 million worth of these devices, says a report by Mexican media citing figures by the World Trade Organization. The first place went to China with US$ 878 million, followed by Germany ...
Mexico-made Mercedes Benz A Class sedan to debut cockpit domain controller by Visteon
Visteon Corporation revealed that the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, scheduled to officially debut this week at the Paris Motor Show, will feature its industry-first SmartCore, an intelligent integrated cockpit domain controller using a single silicon chip with multiple central processing units (CPU...
Mexico, prominent in the electronic industry.
Mexico's electronic industry, known the world over for manufacturing televisions, house hold appliances and cellphones, has now earned prestige with products of greater added value.  The electronics were the second most exported products in 2016, representing 20.4% from the total, only behind cars,...
Mexico, the world’s number one chili exporter
MEXICO — According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sagarpa), Mexico is the world's number one exporter of chili peppers and peppers, with 29.71% of its total production destined for the international market. Currently, the main destination of these products is the United Sta...

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