Technology news you can’t miss this month

Harman and Panasonic lead worldwide: According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Harman and Panasonic led the automotive entertainment systems vendor share ranking in 2015, ahead of Alpine, Bosch, Clarion and Continental.

PKC looking to team up with unnamed EMS provider: PKC has signed an agreement to start negotiations on creating a joint venture with an unnamed company specialised in electronics manufacturing.

GlobalWafers to acquire Danish Topsil’s silicon activities: GlobalWafers will pay DKK 320 million (or EUR 43 million) for the Topsil activities. The acquisition is subject to approval from Topsil’s shareholders. The transaction is expected to be completed early July 2016.

Nokia might slash 10’000 – 15’000 jobs worldwide: Nokia might be laying off between 10’000 – 15’000 people worldwide following the acquisition of Alcatel’s network infrastructure activities.

Foxconn to buy stake in Canadas Smart Technologies: Smart Technologies Inc., a provider of collaboration solutions, and Foxconn Technology Group have entered into an arrangement agreement under which Foxconn has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Smart for a cash payment of USD 4.50 per common share.