Technology news you can’t miss this month

Top 10: NXP’s march into 7th: “Weak results last year signal the beginning of what is expected to be a three-year period of declining to stagnant growth for semiconductor revenues”, writes Dale Ford, vice president and chief analyst at IHS Technology.

Würth Group acquires House of Threads: The German group is acquiring Birmingham, Alabama-based company House of Threads – along with its sister company based in Querétaro, Mexico

List: Top 10 EMS of 2015: In 2015, Top 50 sales reached a new high of USD 273 billion – more than USD 8 billion greater than in 2014. As expected, Foxconn still leads the way.

Nokia issues layoffs following acquisition of Alcatel: The company taking actions to reduce staff globally as part of its synergy and transformation program. Nokia is targeting EUR 900 million of operating cost synergies to be achieved in 2018 related to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Schurter expands to Poland: Component manufacturer Schurter has expanded its presence in Europe by establishing a new Polish subsidiary – Schurter Electronics Sp. z o.o.