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|Fate||closed by its corporate owner, JX Nippon Mining & Metals|
|United States, Asia, Europe|
|Owner||JX Nippon Mining & Metals|
Gould Electronics Inc. - founded in 1928 and based in Chandler, Arizona - was a company involved in the electronics and semiconductor industries. They made printed circuit materials for use by electronics manufacturers. Having acquired Systems Engineering Laboratories Gould became involved in the Superminicomputer computer business. Gould's non-defense businesses were acquired in 1988 by Nippon Mining, now JX Holdings.
From 1977 to the mid-1980s the company owned the Modicon brand of programmable logic controller that is now owned by Schneider Electric. This was in a phase where the company became a mini-conglomerate.
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In July 2014, Gould's current corporate parent, JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation (a part of JX Holdings), announced that they would be closing down the company as a part of JX Nippon Metals & Mining's restructuring, involving closing down several facilities in Japan, the Philippines, and in Germany, where Gould was headquartered. The restructuring was in response to, according to their press release about Gould's closure, "a shrinking market in Europe, high overcapacity and an ongoing erosion of prices, partly triggered by subsidized manufacturers from China and other Asian countries."
- Gould Electronics' website (captured on 2/19/2015 by the Wayback Machine), , Gould Electronics announces plant closure by the end of 2014, followed by liquidation of the company
- Company website (archived from the Wayback Machine)
- Company History (archived from the Wayback Machine)
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