NOMI, ISHIKAWA PREF., JAPAN – Murata Manufacturing has acquired Sony's PCB fabrication here as part of its plans to expand capacity for circuit boards for smartphones.

Read more: Report: Murata Buys Sony PCB Plant

TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported circuits segment sales in the third quarter were down $1.3 million, or 8.8%, compared to the same quarter last year. The decrease is predominantly due to increased intercompany activity supporting the ramp up in Aerospace Chatsworth, which is not reflected in consolidated sales, the firm says.

Read more: FTG Reports Q3 Circuit Sales Down 8.8%

HOOSICK FALLS, NY — Oak-Mitsui will shutter its plant here by January and lay off 20 workers.

Read more: Oak-Mitsui to Close New York Plant

HENGELO, OVERIJSSEL, NETHERLANDS -- European defense giant Thales has reentered the merchant PCB market, opening its shop here to outside customers.

Read more: Thales Reenters Merchant PCB Market

LAKE FOREST, CA -- Materials supplier CAC Inc. has acquired of the assets used to manufacture Oak Mitsui's aluminum-bonded-copper and sheeted copper foil and will relocate manufacturing to its plant in southern California.

Read more: CAC Acquires ABC Assets from Oak Mitsui

LORRACH, GERMANY -- Hofstetter PCB has finalized its acquisition of final finish supplier APL Oberflächentechnik for an undisclosed sum.

Read more: Germany Final Finish Cos. Complete Merger

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