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Sales leadership promotion at TTI

TTI has promoted Wade McNiel to the position of Vice President, Sales Development. Prior to this appointment, McNiel held the position of Director, TTI Business Development Group. Tom Vanderheyden, Vice President, TTI Americas Sales, commented, “It’s my privilege to announce... (Read more)
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Plexus Corp. Reports Second Quarter Results

Dean Foate, Chairman, President and CEO, commented, “Fiscal second quarter revenues were $558 million, above the midpoint of our guidance range and an increase of approximately 4% from the prior quarter, with diluted EPS of $0.53. Non-GAAP diluted EPS before... (Read more)
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Make Connections At EDS 2014

Electronic component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives head to Las Vegas in May for the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS), sponsored by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the Electronics Representatives Association International (ERA). The event will be held at... (Read more)
: EMS, Events | |  

Foxconn – off to a good start

Looks like the EMS-giant that is Foxconn is off to a good start for the year. With only three full months behind us, the Taiwanese manufacturer has increased its YoY sales three months in a row. The Taiwanese EMS-provider is... (Read more)
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Flextronics Provides Design and EMS for All-New Jeep® Cherokee

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Flextronics FLEX +1.85% , a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, announced that its Automotive Group has provided design and manufacturing services for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Services provided include manufacturing and... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS | |  

Sanmina Announces Investor And Analyst Day

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation SANM +1.01% , a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today announced it will host an Investor and Analyst Day on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in New York, NY. Financial analysts... (Read more)
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Why Distributors Need Sales & Operations Planning

Sales and Operations Planning S&OP is a supply chain process that has been in use since the mid 1980′s in many manufacturing and consumer products companies. Prior to its development, companies were still struggling with having to manage a process... (Read more)
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Microsoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs

Microsoft will set up four additional Azure data centers in 2014 and is expected to expand its procurement orders to server ODMs such as Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, according to Taiwan-based server supply chain makers. Microsoft currently has 15 data... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |  

Kitron: Air defence order from Kongsberg

The order is related to contracts Kongsberg has signed with Raytheon for supplying the NASAMS air-defence system to Oman. Kitron will supply various communications products, and production will be done at Kitron’s plant in Arendal. The order has a value... (Read more)
: EMS, Mil/Aero | |  

Mouser Honored for World-Class Customer Service Excellence

April 10, 2014 –  Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has received the prestigious 2013 NorthFace ScoreBoard Award (NFSB) from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of Mouser’s excellence in... (Read more)
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Hon Hai’s Revenue and Profits Hit Record Highs in 2013

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., the flagship company of Hon Hai Group, world’s largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) firm by size, saw consolidated revenue and net profits both hit record highs of NT3.95 trillion (about US$131.1 billion) and NT$107.3 billion (US$3.25... (Read more)
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Handset ODM Arima sees sales up in March

Handset ODM Arima Communications has reported revenues of NT$3.2 billion (US$106.23 million) for March, up 82.7% sequentially and 106.2% on year. For the first quarter of 2014, revenues totaled NT$6.76 billion, increasing over 30% from a year earlier. Increased shipments... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |  

Sager takes bar-coding lead

Sager Electronics has adopted the Electronic Components Industry Association’s (ECIA) two-dimensional (2-D) bar coding guideline. 2-D bar coding embeds a wealth of product-related information within a square image and only requires one scan to retrieve the data as compared to... (Read more)
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Richardson Electronics Reports Q3 FY2014 Results

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL), today reported sales and earnings for its third quarter ended March 1, 2014. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share quarterly cash dividend. Net sales for the third quarter... (Read more)
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Apple iWatch said to release in 3Q13

Apple is rumored to unveil its wearable device iWatch in the third quarter and will target 65 million units in shipments for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. The iWatch will be manufactured by Quanta Computer,... (Read more)
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Europe’s top 10 EMS providers

Yesterday we gave you – via Manufacturing Market Insider – the Top 10 EMS providers in the world. But how does the top ranks look for Europe? via Europe’s top 10 EMS providers –... (Read more)
: Data, EMS | |  

Exploring the Synergy of Automation & Onshoring

With soaring factory wages making China a less attractive option, automation offers many companies a powerful argument to shift production back to the United States. Though domestic manufacturing still cost more than doing the work in some other countries, the... (Read more)
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Flextronics’ Volkerink calls for an open innovation

Rapid developments in smart technologies prove to be a challenge to OEMs who have to face an increasing gap between conceptualisation of ideas and the capacity to implement them. “If we look at product innovation across the electronics industry and... (Read more)
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ECS aims to ship 3M education-use tablets in 2014

Taiwan-based ODM Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has begun small-volume shipments of tablets specifically for use in education, and aims to ship three million units in 2014, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report. ECS produces education-use tablets through cooperation... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, ODM | |  

ODMs losing out as PC vendors turn to China for tablets

Among global top-7 PC brand vendors, only Apple (sixth place) still outsources its tablet orders mainly to Taiwan-based EMS providers and ODMs, while the rest – Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Acer, Asustek Computer and Toshiba – have gradually shifted their... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, ODM | |  

Getting to Fluid Distribution Networks

As more analytics gets introduced into supply chain management, the need to shift distribution bases to keep pace with the rapid shifts in business and customer bases also comes into play. From the analytics standpoint, the process is easy. Companies... (Read more)
: Articles, Distribution | |  

Top 10 EMS providers 2013

The wait is over, the Manufacturing Market Insider’s list of the worlds Top 50 EMS providers for 2013; is finally here. Some big changes has occurred since last year, we now have a completely new top 10 entry. Pegatron made... (Read more)
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Top 50 EMS providers surpass USD250 billion

Manufacturing Market Insider has released its annual MMI Top 50 list of the world’s largest EMS providers. In 2013, Top 50 sales reached a new high of USD 254.3 billion. Top 50 sales grew by 1.9% last year, not surprising... (Read more)
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Outlook Sunny At Electrocomponents 

Electrocomponents struck an upbeat note reporting group sales up four per cent in Q4 to the end of March, and stating that full year results, to be announced on May 22, will be in line with expectations. Ian Mason, Group... (Read more)
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Single source for manufacturing partners

Covering the complete spectrum from precision engineering to electronics, Subcon 2014 provides a single-source resource for anyone looking to find contract and subcontract manufacturing partners. Subcon, which runs from 3 to 5 June at the NEC, Birmingham is the UK’s... (Read more)
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Speeding Innovation in the Smart Tech World

As smart technologies proliferate in the modern world, the industry is experiencing a widening gap between coming up with ideas and having the ability to execute them. “If we look at product innovation across the electronics industry and across all... (Read more)
: EMS, Strategy | |  

Jabil Sells Straight Into Hyperscale Datacenters

The hyperscale systems market is getting a new supplier, and this one is a big one with plenty of expertise in manufacturing complex servers and storage and integrating gear at the rack level. The startup is called StackVelocity, and it... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS | |  

Scanfil EMS OY acquires Schaltex Systems GmbH

Scanfil EMS Oy has on 31 March 2014 signed an agreement to acquire the entire shareholding of German contract manufacturer Schaltex Systems GmbH. The purchase price is about EUR 6.6 million, and Scanfil EMS Oy will finance the acquisition using... (Read more)
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Natel adds lithium-ion assembly capabilities

Natel EMS now has the capability and infrastructure to manufacture lithium-ion battery assemblies for all energy applications. Natel has constructed a facility and invested in specialised infrastructure to handle Li-Ion module manufacturing at its Chatsworth headquarters. These investments will help... (Read more)
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America II Europe relocates and recruits

America II Europe relocates and recruits to accommodate significant business expansion in Europe. The company is now looking to increase staff by 40%. America II Europe has moved to a upgraded new premises in Stevenage, UK. The new offices will... (Read more)
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Jabil slims down, sell aftermarket business

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) sold the business to iQor Holdings Inc. for $725 million,  a statement said. About $675 million was in cash and $50 million in senior nonconvertible preferred iQor stock. The aftermarket unit is focused on depot repair for... (Read more)
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SMTC Announces Appointment of SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX) (“SMTC”), a recognized global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced the appointment of Josh Chien, as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Mr. Chien is an accomplished executive... (Read more)
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Avnet Abacus Euro Biz Wins TDK Honours 

Avnet Abacus has been named among the top European distributors in 2013 by TDK.TDK’s portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS. Speaking at an awards celebration in Munich, Hagen Goetze,... (Read more)
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Ten Compelling Factors Driving Onshoring

It’s the trend that seemed unthinkable only a decade or so ago: American companies bringing business back from abroad. Although onshoring so far has resulted in a trickle rather than a tidal wave of new jobs, the fact it is... (Read more)
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Global Medical Device EMS Market 2014-2018

TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Medical Device Manufacturing Services Outsourcing market to grow at a CAGR of 11.86 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the advancement in healthcare technologies. The... (Read more)
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Kitron receives order from Kongsberg

Kitron has received a new order worth approximately NOK 30 million from Kongsberg Gruppen to supply electronics modules for integration in Kongsberg’s weapon guidance system Remote Weapon Station (RWS). In addition Kitron has received a prognosis for orders of a... (Read more)
: EMS, Mil/Aero | |  

Hon Hai’s 2013 sales up just 1% on Apple’s funk

TAIPEI — Group sales at Hon Hai Precision Industry edged up 1% on the year to 3.95 trillion New Taiwan dollars ($129 billion) for the year ended Dec. 31, the company said Friday. Sales growth at the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing... (Read more)
: Computer, Consumer, EMS, Telecom | |  

Hon Hai Posts Record Profit Amid Holiday Sales Boom

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317), the Taiwanese assembler of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhones and iPads, posted record profit as year-end demand boosted sales of mobile devices and video-game consoles. Fourth-quarter net income climbed to NT$42.6 billion ($1.4 billion), according... (Read more)
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Relationships Are Still Important in Distribution

There is a restaurant in my hometown that I often go to for breakfast. When I walk into the restaurant, I’m always greeted with a warm good morning, my coffee is poured, and my order quickly entered. The food is... (Read more)
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Foxconn cooperating with China-based BAIC for EV market

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly cooperating with China-based Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) to develop new-energy batteries for electric cars, hoping to gain advantages in China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) market, according to sources from the upstream supply... (Read more)
: Auto/Trans, EMS, Energy | |  

Wistron sees over 20% drop in 2013 profits

Wistron has announced revenues of NT$624.01 billion (US$20.41 billion) for 2013, down 5.14% on year. with gross margin reaching 4.84% (up 0.31pp), net profits NT$5.75 billion (down 20.62%), and earnings per share (EPS) NT$2.51. Some market watchers noted that with... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS, Telecom | |  

Lacroix partners up with BodyCap

EMS-provider Lacroix Electronics is manufacturing for BodyCap. Under the agreement, Lacroix is manufacturing miniaturized electronic capsules for BodyCap. This system, Anipill, allows to measure reliably and regularly the central temperature of an animal for the purpose of research or medical... (Read more)
: EMS, Medical | |  

NATEL Achieves Top Ratings Through Collaboration, Superior Service

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NATEL EMS has raised its contractor ratings to 100% with two leading national customers through a collaborative plan to solve problems and create superior customer service. “The improvement in customer service means more than... (Read more)
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Military Man: Thompson Joins Up At TTI

TTI has appointed Lee Thompson as Director Industry Marketing Europe, Military, Aero and Space. Welcoming Thompson, Geoff Breed, VP Marketing, TTI Inc., Europe said: “Lee has a wealth of experience and expertise in military, hi-rel and aerospace and is highly-regarded... (Read more)
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NATEL Debuts New Website

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL EMS, one of the leading electronics manufacturers in the U.S., has launched a new website as the centerpiece of its dynamic rebranding. “We Make Amazing Things Happen” is NATEL’s corporate positioning statement... (Read more)
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Inventec 2013 net profits grow 250% on year

Inventec recorded net profits of NT$6.209 billion (US$208 million) for 2013, hiking 250.79% on year, the company announced at a March 25 investors conference. Inventec said it expects significant growth in 2014 revenues from PV modules, servers shipped to direct-account... (Read more)
: Computer, EMS, ODM | |  

Just One Word on the Future of Electronics CMs: Plastics

US electronics manufacturing service providers, tired of the shrinking margins and volatility of computers and consumer electronics, are shifting to other businesses. If they are successful, they’ll be making more lights, plastic packages, and syringes than computing devices. In a... (Read more)
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Intel places orders for 16 million education tablets with Taiwan makers

Intel is pushing aggressively into the education tablet market and reportedly placed orders for 10 million units with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and six million units with Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) recently, according to sources from the upstream... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, EMS, ODM | |  

Pegatron sees over 37% profit growth in 2013

Pegatron Technology has announced revenues of NT$949.75 billion (US$31.09 billion) for 2013, up 7.8% on year with net profits reaching NT$14.25 billion, up 37.8%. and net earnings per share (EPS) amounting to NT$4.16. Thanks to its comprehensive product lineups as... (Read more)
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Creation Technologies names new President and CEO

EMS-provider Creation Technologies has appointed Bhawnesh Mathur as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Bhawnesh Mathur brings with him some 30-year of experience in electronics and electronics manufacturing, with cross-industry insight coming from experience at companies as diverse as... (Read more)
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