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Kitron signs framework agreement with Speed Identity

Kitron’s subsidiary Kitron AB, in Jönköping, Sweden, has signed a three-year framework agreement with Speed Identity AB for production and related services for its biometric identification systems. The agreement has an estimated value of at least SEK 30 million (EUR... (Read more)
: EMS, Medical | |

Supply chain estimated to deliver 50M units of iPhone 6 in 2014

Strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 has boosted Pegatron Technology’s orders for 2014 and the maker is expected to ship close to 25 million units before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics... (Read more)
: Data, EMS, Telecom | |

Meet the New Breed of Independent Distributor

When the US Senate Armed Services Committee took up the issue of counterfeit parts entering the military supply chain in 2012 the independent distribution (ID) world changed significantly. Since then many IDs have chosen to invest time and resources to... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Can the Supply Chain Survive the Free-Service Squeeze?

Outside of corporate management, engineers are the most valued—and best-paid—members of the electronics supply chain. So why do so many customers expect to get engineering services for free from their business partners? The distribution industry for decades has been struggling... (Read more)
: Distribution, EMS | |

Jabil receives Nadcap accreditation

Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services’ facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, achieved accreditation from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap). Achieving this accreditation allows Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services to expand its capabilities to current and future customers... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Plexus Reports Record Fiscal 2014 Revenue of $2.4 Billion

NEENAH, WI – October 22, 2014 – Plexus PLXS, +7.50% today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. Fiscal 2014 Results – Revenue: $2.4 billion, up 6.7% from prior year – Diluted EPS: $2.52, including... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Benchmark Electronics Results Exceed Q3 Guidance

ANGLETON, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. via Benchmark Electronics Results Exceed Third Quarter... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Avnet Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

Phoenix, October 23, 2014 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the first quarter fiscal year 2015 ended September 27, 2014.... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Celestica Announces Q3 2014 Financial Results

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Third Quarter 2014 Highlights Revenue: $1.423 billion, within... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Arrow Gets Recycling Nod in Europe

Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced today that it has received certification to the Responsible Recycling standard for its value recovery business based in the Netherlands. The R2 certification represents the first of its kind for Arrow’s operations across Europe and adds... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Advanced MP Hosts Counterfeit Mitigation Workshop

San Clemente, Calif. – Advanced MP Technology, Inc., an industry leader in the electronic components distribution  & enhanced supply chain services for over 35 years, is hosting an on-site Counterfeit Components Workshop in collaboration with IDEA and taught by EPTAC... (Read more)
: Distribution, Regulatory | | |

China ODM services aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors. Handsets sized around 5-inch, equipped with Full... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |

Asustek beefs up own-brand motherboard marketing

Competition in the global own-brand motherboard market between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology is heating up and Asustek has lowered prices and strengthened marketing efforts, according to industry sources. Gigabyte and Asustek declined to comment about their shipments. Asustek has... (Read more)
: ODM | |

Celestica Awards KOA

Bradford, Pa. – KOA Corporation announced it has been awarded a 2013 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. The awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s... (Read more)
: EMS, Manufacturers | | |

RS Components Hosts Innovators at electronica

RS Components is planning a series of speaker sessions at electronica26th Electronica Trade Fair. Leading the speaker line up is Eben Upton, creator of the Raspberry Pi computer board. Also lined up to present are Rok Mesar, co-founder of the... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Arrow Electronics Unveils Global Components Database

Powered by a comprehensive components database and interactive design capabilities, Arrow Electronics is offering the first fully integrated online product life cycle services engine for electronics parts. Available via arrow.com in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English, users can meet... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Component distribution can take hybrid approach

It’s a truism that no one is better placed to tell you what’s going on in the electronics industry than a distributor. Our business is to know what’s being sold, or needs to be sold, and where. As the gatekeepers... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Arrow Tool Provides Life Cycle Services

Powered by one of the industry’s most comprehensive components database and interactive design capabilities, Arrow Electronics, Inc. is offering the first fully integrated online product life cycle services engine for electronics parts. Available via arrow.com in German, French, Italian, Spanish... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Distribution: What’s Behind the Curtain

If your suppliers are doing their job right, life should be a bit like Oz. Somebody behind a curtain is managing things and everything looks great on the outside. Every once in a while, though, it’s worth peeling back the... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Newark element14 Releases 2014 Catalog

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has launched its new 2015 catalog, available in both print and online versions. Featuring more than 13,000 new products and 149,000 in total from more than 500 top electronics brands, the... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Plexus Announces AS9100 Certification for Engineering Solutions

NEENAH, WI, October 15, 2014 – Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) today announced that it has achieved AS9100 certification for its Neenah Design Center, located in Neenah, Wisconsin. This is in addition to the AS9100 certification the company has already attained at... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Avnet Opens CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center in Ohio

PHOENIX, and COLUMBUS, Ohio – Furthering its commitment to provide industry-leading services to its customers, global technology distributor Avnet, Inc., today announced the grand opening of its largest IT services facility worldwide in the Columbus, Ohio, area – the CenterPoint... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Benchmark laying off ex-CTS staff

Benchmark Electronics is reportedly laying off about 65 employees at its Londonderry, New Hampshire facility, formerly owned by CTS Corp. Benchmark acquired the electronics manufacturing solutions division from CTS for USD 75 million about a year ago. But as it... (Read more)
: EMS | | |

Quanta ships 4.8 million notebooks in September; Compal 4.4 million

Quanta Computer shipped 4.8 million notebooks in September and a total of 13.7 million units in the third quarter, up from 11.5 million units in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Compal Electronics shipped 4.4 million notebooks in the month, up 12.8%... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, EMS, ODM | |

Another EMS contemplating robots

Danish contract manufacturer Micro technich A / S wants to streamline its production by investing in increased automation. Micro technich, based in the Danish Aarup, is working – just like all of the EMS companies – on a tough market.... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Avnet Abacus increases range of connection systems for European market

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet, has received the franchise for the full product portfolio of Delphi Automotive’s connection systems. Delphi is... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Foxconn, 21Vianet to set up IDC joint venture

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and 21Vianet Group, a China-based Internet data center (IDC) service provider, will invest US$25 million initially to establish Smart Time Technologies, a joint venture to provide planning, design, construction, project financing, operation and maintenance... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |

Foxconn, Pegatron see large sequential growth in September revenues

Foxconn Electronics saw its September consolidated revenues of NT$415.412 billion (US$13.7 billion) increase 51% on month and 22.95% on year, while ODM Pegatron had those of NT$105.988 billion hiking 62.8% on month, according to the company. The sequential revenue growth... (Read more)
: EMS | |

WPG reports revenues growth for September

IC distributor WPG has reported consolidated revenues of NT$42.76 billion (US$1.43 billion) for September 2014, representing an 11.97% increase on month and 12.84% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$335.396 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 13.71% compared with the... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Wistron, Inventec announce growth in September revenues

Wistron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$61.45 billion (US$2.01 billion) for September 2014, representing a 27.99% increase on month and 4.89% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$417.46 billion in year-to-date revenues, down 13.21% compared with the same time... (Read more)
: Computer, Consumer, Data, EMS, ODM, Telecom | |

NATEL EMS Invests in State-of-the-Art Circuit Card Assembly Line

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL EMS recently invested in an additional state-of-the-art Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) line and continues to lower costs for products manufactured in the United States. This represents a continuation of the NATEL EMS effort... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

NATEL EMS Improves Automated Epoxy Attachment

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In another industry-leading advance, NATEL EMS has improved their automated epoxy attachment process, allowing for higher reliability when attaching Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) dies. This process improvement ensures very little voiding. The... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

NATEL EMS Improves Automated Epoxy Attachment

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In another industry-leading advance, NATEL EMS has improved their automated epoxy attachment process, allowing for higher reliability when attaching Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) dies. This process improvement ensures very little voiding. The... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

Warehouse Energy Savings: Boosting Your Bottom Line

Going green in the warehouse is no longer an afterthought, but a necessity to boost the bottom line. When the US Green Building Council late last year issued its 20,000th LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification for a... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Kimball Expects Final Separation of Kimball Electronics on Oct 31

JASPER, IND. — Kimball International, Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer, today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has declared effective the Form 10 Registration Statement filed by Kimball Electronics, Inc. (“Kimball Electronics”), regarding the Company’s spin-off of... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Avnet Recognized for Diversity Leadership in STEM

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. NYSE:AVT, a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Beth McMullen, vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected as one of STEMconnector® 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. McMullen was honored in the STEMconnector®... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Kimball Closing in on Final Steps of Spin-Off

JASPER, Ind. – The Kimball International Board of Directors has approved the final distribution ratio and declared a pro rata dividend of the outstanding shares of Kimball Electronics, Inc. common stock, which will result in the complete legal and structural... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Taiwanese iPhone assemblers pocket meager profits

TAIPEI — While iPhone 6 has been selling fast since it hit the market in September, not everything is going swimmingly at the Taiwanese contractors assembling the popular handsets for Apple. In fact, profits pocketed by these companies is quite... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Jabil, you are not flying under the radar

With the new sales record announced by Apple just a few days again, eyes are also drawn towards its many suppliers. While Foxconn seems to have hogged the limelight, others are being scrutinised too. Jabil being one of them. A... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Foxconn ships white-box servers for data centers

Foxconn Electronics has landed orders for white-box servers used in data centers from search engine and e-commerce operators, and software service providers, according to industry sources. Foxconn has already begun shipping data center solutions to small- to medium-size enterprises, the... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |

New contract for Kongsberg

This summer Kongsberg has signed contracts with Marvin Engineering and Northrop Grumman to a total worth of NOK 300 million. Kongsberg Defence Systems has so far this year received orders amounting to NOK 460 million for the FUnit of capacitance.... (Read more)
: EMS, Mil/Aero | |

electronica 2014: Future Electronics Plans Live IoT demo

An Internet of Things demonstration will be the centrepiece of Future Electronics presence at electronica in Munich Nov 11-14 The distributor has teamed up with Semtech and Microchip Technology, to deploy an ISM-band IoT network using LoRa technology, providing wireless... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Foremost celebrates 25 years of electronic component distribution in the UK

Opening their doors for the first time on November 21st 1989 Foremost had sales of £10,000 in their first month. They started life with a predominately electromechanical product portfolio including MEC switches, C&K switches, CH Joysticks, Accord Keypads, Marquardt switches,... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Electrocomponents H1 underlying sales rise on international demand

Oct 2(Reuters) – Electrocomponents Plc, a British distributor of electronic products for engineers, reported a 3 percent rise in first-half underlying sales, helped by strong performance in its international market. The company, which distributes 500,000 products, sourced from over 2,500... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Fastenal Acquires Aerospace Distributor Av-Tech Industries

WINONA, Minn. — Fastenal, ranked 12th on Industrial Distribution’s 2014 Big 50 List, announced Wednesday that it has acquired certain assets of Av-Tech Industries, a wholesale distributor of aerospace fasteners, electronic components, and miscellaneous aircraft parts. “We feel there is a... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Avnet Executives Named to CRN’s “Top 100 List”

TEMPE, Ariz. – Avnet Technology Solutions today announced that Tim FitzGerald, vice president, Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Services, Americas, and Phillip Privett, vice president, technology and solutions, Converged and Data Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, have been named by CRN... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Wintek considering selling facilities abroad to improve finances

Wintek is considering selling three of its four production lines outside of Taiwan in an effort to turn its financial situation around after suffering from three years of financial struggles, including approximately NT$3 billion (US$100 million) in financial losses in... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Arrow Electronics, Advantech to host IoT seminar

An Internet of Things seminar is being staged by Arrow Electronics and Advantech. It is aimed at original equipment manufacturers and provide practical advice on how to take advantage of this new wave of connectivity. In addition to presentations from... (Read more)
: Distribution | |

Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders

To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other Taiwan-based... (Read more)
: Computer, ODM | |

Cisco Awards Celestica EMS Partner of the Year Award

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX:CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has received the 2014 EMS Partner of the Year Award from Cisco. This prestigious award... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |