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JULY 2018 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 95 5 Sharp to Acquire Toshiba PC Business and Help Foxconn Diversify E Sharp is acquiring Toshiba's personal computer business, bringing new dynamics to the note- book market. Sharp has shuttered its own PC business previously, but this deal may be associated with the strategic development of Foxconn Technology Group, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. 6 Jabil Speeds Digital Transformations E Jabil has announced enhancements to its suite of industry-lead- ing procurement capa- bilities to help global organizations minimize risk, optimize produc- tion and achieve cost leadership. Additionally, the company introduced its new Radius Digital Strategy Practice to assist customers in navi- gating complex digital transformations while creating business value and brand differenti- ation. 7 Kimball Electronics to Acquire Global Equipment Services E Kimball Electronics Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of GES Holdings Inc., Global Equip- ment Services and Manufacturing Inc., and its subsidiaries, for approximately $50 million plus the assumed liabilities. 8 Electronics and Textiles Come Together at IPC E-Textiles 2018 E If your company has e-textiles and/or stretch- able technologies on its roadmap and you find yourself asking the question, "How can I merge smart fabrics with smart engineering?" IPC has developed a technical and business education workshop to answer these questions and more. 9 Cirtronics Hosted Panel at Inaugural Robotics Summit and Showcase E Cirtronics has hosted a panel of three senior executives from local robotic companies for the inaugural Robot- ics Summit and Show- case recently held in Boston. J Benchmark Electronics Appoints Merilee Raines to Board E Benchmark Electronics Inc. has appointed Merilee Raines as an independent director to the board of directors of the company effective May 18, 2018. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007.

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