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NATEL EMS Improves Working Capital for Crestron

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — By reducing Crestron’s inventory on hand from 8 to 4 weeks and significantly improving inventory turns, NATEL’s EPIC Technologies has improved Crestron’s available working capital. This in turn has freed up more cash... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |  

New European Marketplace Launched for Used Equipment in Europe

SMTDiscrete miniature capacitors which are packaged without leads and fastened directly to foil patterns. HUB is a new European marketplace for either buying or selling used, refurbished or surplus SMTDiscrete miniature capacitors which are packaged without leads and fastened directly... (Read more)
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U.S. Military Goes High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

The issue of purchasing counterfeit industrial parts has gone on for years. Recently, it’s been exasperated by ecommerce, which has given counterfeiters an almost endless new channels to profit poorly-made products from. High-tech security figures to be the best way... (Read more)
: Distribution, Mil/Aero, Regulatory | | |  

UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

UPS recently gave me a tour of the company’s 5.2 million square foot Worldport facility in Louisville, KY. This overnight shipping/sorting facility accepts, sorts, and reloads at a rate of 416,000 packages per hour (that’s 115 packages a second). With... (Read more)
: Articles, Distribution, Trends | |  

TTI Supply Chain Services Help Cut Costs, Reduce Risk

While value-added and supply chain services are not new, their use by customers is growing because they help guarantee continuity of supply and reduce risk, while reducing cost for OEMs and electronics manufacturing services providers. Brandon Blech, TTI’s supply chain... (Read more)
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Jabil promised growth on Apple sales

EMS-provider Jabil reported a net loss of USD 26.2 million in fiscal 4Q (ended Aug. 31, 2014) compared with a profit of USD 127 million a year earlier. However, Jabil forecasts a positive first quarter on strong iPhone sales. EMS-provider... (Read more)
: Data, EMS, Telecom | |  

Foxconn expands in Komárom Hungary

PCE Paragon Solutions, Hungarian subsidiary of EMS-giant Foxconn, has relocated its production capacity from Székesfehérvár to its Komárom location. Regional media reports that the production in Székesfehérvár was already closed down on August 15. With the merger of the two... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Flextronics to Build Micromem’s ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’

Electronics manufacturing services provider Flextronics has signed an agreement with Micromem Technologies Inc. to build the company’s “lab-on-a-chip”used in vehicles to measure oil levels, temperature and oil condition. Under the terms of the agreement Flextronics will exclusively manufacture and distribute... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS | |  

Jabil Circuit sales, profit slip during a ‘challenging year’

Jabil Circuit Inc. reported a 35 percent drop in profit and an 8.6 percent dip in sales in fiscal 2014. The company posted $241.3 million in net income, or $1.19 a share, on $15.8 billion in revenue for the fiscal... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Mouser to Sponsor Anti-Counterfeit Parts Symposium

September 22, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it will be a major sponsor of the SAE International Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference and the... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Relative Strength Alert For Benchmark Electronics

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

TTM Technologies acquiring Viasystems Group

Viasystems Group Inc. is being acquired by California-based TTM Technologies Inc. for $368 million. TTM will acquire all outstanding shares of Viasystems for $11.33 in cash and 0.706 shares of TTM common stock, which based on the stock’s Friday closing... (Read more)
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Asustek, Gigabyte unlikely to achieve shipment goals for 3Q14

Neither Asustek Computer nor Gigabyte Technology is likely to be able to achieve their 5.8 million motherboard shipment targets for the third quarter, as demand in China remains weak and the retail channel’s orders ahead of China’s National Day holidays... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, ODM | |  

The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services

When sourcing electronics engineering and design services, choosing a supplier that also does manufacturing can have significant benefits, whether you use its manufacturing services or not. Design firms Many design firms specialize in electronic design and engineering services. They create... (Read more)
: EMS, ODM | |  

Flextronics, Mantis unveil 3D Aquila tablet

Flextronics and Mantis Vision have together developed the Aquila tablet, an OEM-ready 3D-enabled tablet specifically designed for Dynamic 3D Content Creation. Aquila is an 8 inch tablet featuring Mantis Vision’s MV4D core 3D engine, MV4D Camera Control SDK, and depth sensing... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |  

Manufacturers to outsource more test and measurement

The proliferation of advanced electronic products and complex electronic content is compelling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to outsource testing needs to electronic manufacturing service (EMS) providers, reports Frost & Sullivan. Technological change and product innovation in other industries such as... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Pegatron goes with Zuken

Taiwanese Design and Manufacturing Services (DMS) company, Pegatron, has built a new design environment centering on CR-8000 Design Force based on a technical partnership with Zuken. Steven Huang, Senior Director RD Center-EA, SIM & CAE Division of Pegatron commented: “Previous... (Read more)
: ODM | |  

Taiyo Yuden Claims First High Value MLCCs Available from Mouser

September 18, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now shipping the new Multilayer Ceramic CapacitorsThe main differences between ceramic dielectricThe insulating material between the plates of the capacitor. The material is chosen for its ability to permit electrostatic attraction and... (Read more)
: Distribution, Manufacturers | |  

Mouser Wires Up High Voltage

Mouser has launched a new microsite based around High Voltage Components Technology. It aims to provide developers with the resources, including the newest products and the critical importance of keeping safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their... (Read more)
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Micross Components Appoints Greg Hodges to Director of Sales

Micross Components, a global provider of specialty electronic components with a 35 year history in supplying authentic, high-reliability products, has appointed Greg Hodges as Director of Sales. Previously, Greg was Director of Sales at Cirrus Logic, where he achieved numerous... (Read more)
: Distribution, Microelectronics | |  

Pegatron subsidiary Asuspower to acquire equipment

Asuspower, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of Pegatron Technology, will spend NT$701.76 million (US$23.3 million) on acquiring production equipment, according to a Pegatron filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The company will pay 60% of the payment in 45 days after... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

How Will Western Business History Rate Offshoring?

Forget about lost manufacturing jobs and the social implications. In time, Western high-tech companies and other manufacturers may come to rue their decision to offshore manufacturing to Asian low cost locations. As rivals pop up like daisies in China, some... (Read more)
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NIC Electrolytics withstand reflow soldering to +260°C

New surface-mount V-chip aluminium electrolytic capacitors from ACAL Components are designed to withstand reflow soldering to +260°C. Manufactured by NIC Components, the six new families of liquid electrolyte, aluminium capacitors are compatible with the Sn-Ag-Cu (SAC) alloy lead-free soldering process... (Read more)
: Aluminum, Resellers | , , | |  

Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?

Multi-channel distribution is likely to fuel the demand for on-demand packaging as companies continue their search for more cost-effective solutions. Only 7% of companies are making their boxes on demand. However, that figure is set to grow quickly. The explosive... (Read more)
: Distribution, Materials, Trends | |  

TTI Expands European Warehouse

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components has extended its warehousing & logistics space at its European headquarters outside Munich, Germany as a direct response to growth the company is experiencing. The company... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Arrow Inspires Channel Partners at Big Data Symposium

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 15, 2014– Arrow Electronics, Inc.’s (NYSE:ARW) Big Data Symposium, held at the Ritz-Carlton Resort at Amelia Island, Fla., last week, brought together over 60 Arrow partners and 12 suppliers to inspire leadership through growth and transformation in... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Live Electronics Seals GT Contact Deal

Specialist e-mech distributor Live Electronics has been appointed as authorised UK distributor by GT Contact, a connector manufacturer specialising in IP67/68 sealed products. GT Contact manufactures high quality waterproof connectors, sealed USB connectors and related products. All products provide sealing... (Read more)
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OEO Design Expands Its Operations to North America

Flint, MI, September 12, 2014 –PR.com– OEO Design Inc. with operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Western Europe has announced plans of expanding their operations to North America. Ariel Huang, Director of PR and Marketing for OEO Design, announced that... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Onshoring Continues to Gain Ground

The talk has ended and the deeds have started: Global companies are choosing a new location for low-cost manufacturing — North America. That’s the big news in IPC’s third-annual report, “OnShoring in the North American Electronics Industry.” The significant change... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier. Foxconn pointed... (Read more)
: Data, EMS | |  

Compal, Wistron August notebook shipments up sequentially

ODMs Compal Electronics and Wistron saw August shipments of 3.9 million notebooks up on month by 8.3% and 1.8 million units by 5.9% respectively, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.4 million units, dropping 6.7%, according to the companies. In addition,... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, ODM | |  

ITL Circuits updates with Orbotech equipment

Orbotech’s North American subsidiary, Orbotech Inc. informs that ITL Circuits, has purchased Orbotechs Paragon 9800 laser direct imaging (LDI) system. ITL Circuits is a privately held PCB manufacturer in Canada which previously has chosen Orbotechs production systems. Investing in digital... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Allied Electronics announce AS9102A certification

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply... (Read more)
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What’s next for Jabil

Jabil Circuit Inc. CEO Mark Mondello is giving a peek at his acquisition wish list. Global challenges present growth opportunities for Jabil, Mondello told IndustryWeek. “Macro areas that we think have good growth potential over the next 6 to 8... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Rocket EMS Ramps Up Cleaning Capabilities

Rocket EMS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based full-service EMS supplier, today announced that it has installed three new cleaning systems from Aqua Klean Systems. Rocket EMS installed a Typhoon T-8 Chemistry Zero-Discharge Cleaner, T15 Water Soluble Cleaner and DI Recirculating System.... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Automation: the ‘Do or Die’ of Multi-Channel Distribution

Automation may be the single most important issue for distributors across the country as they tackle the escalating costs associated with multi-channel distribution. A few years ago, analysts predicted that the new realities of multi-channel distribution were bound to trigger... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Avnet Recognized by Gartner as Top 10 High Tech Co

Phoenix – Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has been named among the top 10 high-tech companies from the “2014 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: High Tech.”[1] Avnet is the only distributor to be recognized on the top 10 list of... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Maxwell ultracapacitor cells for high shock environments

Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultracapacitor cell from Maxwell Technologies. The new 2.85V, 3400F BCAP3400P285K04 is Maxwell’s latest addition to its K2 Series and increases the range of available specific power... (Read more)
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MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris And Others Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on September... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

NATEL EMS wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2014 International Business Awards

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NATEL EMS was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Fastest Growing Company of the Year in Canada and the U.S.A.” category of the 11th Annual International Business Awards. The awards... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics, Mil/Aero | |  

Foxconn looking to expand investments in Shanxi, China in 2014

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is looking to invest over CNY5 billion (US$813.82 million) in Shanxi province, China in 2014. Foxconn currently has two production hubs in the province and has already invested almost CNY20 billion there, according to... (Read more)
: EMS | |  

Cirtronics to Exhibit at AdvaMed 2014

MILFORD, N.H., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Cirtronics Corporation, a leader in providing Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) for 35 years, is pleased to announce its plans to exhibit (Booth #314) at AdvaMed 2014, the leading MedTech Conference in North America.  AdvaMed 2014... (Read more)
: EMS, Events | |  

A Single Inventory for Both ‘Bricks & Clicks’?

The trends favor a centralized inventory under one roof, but the question whether it is the most effective response to the challenges of multi-channel distribution persists. Facing pressure to manage escalating costs while fulfilling an increasing number of multi-channel orders,... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

Apple Supplier in China Accused of Violations

An Apple supplier in China is violating safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to electric shock. Class X safety caps are used between the “live” wires carrying the incoming AC current. In... (Read more)
: Computer, Consumer, EMS, Telecom | |  

Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?

he manufacturing industry is changing how it operates. In many ways, it’s not unlike changes we’veVolumetric Efficiency seen before. Manufacturers have always focused on being close to suppliers and customers. To accomplish this, and to produce enough inexpensive products to... (Read more)
: EMS, ODM | |  

SiliconExpert Updates Electronic Component Database

Santa Clara, Calif.– SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools and solutions announces its largest data release yet, increasing the number of electronic components it carries, the number of engineers behind the data and total manufacturers captured in... (Read more)
: Distribution, EMS, IC/Semi, IP&E, Sensors | |  

Foxconn could migrate from iPhones to electric cars

TAIPEI — Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou said on Wednesday that his company is willing to help China’s Shaanxi Province develop an electric car industry. Foxconn, a key assembler for the consumer goods giant Apple in the U.S., has... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS, Telecom | |  

TTI VP Total Quality to Speak at SAE 2014

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality will participate as a key note speaker at the upcoming SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and... (Read more)
: Distribution | |  

IMI eyes new EMS model to fuel growth

Laguna, Philippines-based Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), announced last month that it posted $11.3 million in net income for the first two consecutive quarters ending June 30, 2014. What’s interesting is that this is more than five times the first-half 2013′s... (Read more)
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