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Elektrobit rationalises its operations in Finland

EB has decided to terminate the employment contracts of a maximum of 19 employees in its sites in Kajaani and Tampere. For a few employees, EB will alternatively offer new positions in Oulu. With these actions EB will achieve annual... (Read more)
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TTI Gets ISO 14001 Certification

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has received ISO 14001 environmental certification, an international standard for processes and procedures that guide various aspects of the TTI environmental program. TTI... (Read more)
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In Distribution, ‘Leverage’ is a Relative Term

If there’s one thing that distribution knows, it’s how to leverage volume. The number of components that passes through the channel every day is mind-boggling, and suppliers, distributors and customers all know that the more you buy, the better deal... (Read more)
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Foxconn needs to solicit more talent from outside for business development

The Foxconn Group needs to hire more talent from outside to accomplish its goal of transforming its operations from manufacturing to a trading-centric approach, according to industry sources. To reach the goal of sustainable growth, the group is currently promoting... (Read more)
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Jabil Circuit off to ‘strong start’ for FY 15

Jabil Circuit Inc. won’t be pinching the purse strings in the coming year. The St. Petersburg-based electronic products company is “making a fairly substantial investment in infrastructure and footprint,” said Mark Mondello, CEO, during a conference call with analysts. The... (Read more)
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Reshoring: Real Shift In Production Or Just A Fantasy Future?

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores. Yesterday, A.T. Kearney released its 2014... (Read more)
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Quanta, Wiwynn to achieve 2014 server business goals

Wistron’s white-box server subsidiary Wiwynn and Quanta Computer are expected to achieve their server business goals for 2014, but in anticipation of growing competition in the server market in 2015, the two players have already stepped up efforts looking to... (Read more)
: Computer, ODM | |

Foxconn to establish e-commerce logistic system to speed up deliveries

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is hiring talent to develop a logistic system for its e-commerce business to help speed up product deliveries and is looking to build the system via its existing logistic system for IT product shipments,... (Read more)
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Reshoring Will Continue as US Manufacturing Booms in 2015

Manufacturing is booming in the U.S. according to the Georgia Center for Innovations for Manufacturing. The growth is occurring in the output of existing plants, the number of new plants, and the investment in capital equipment at plants. Reshoring is... (Read more)
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Kimball Electronics Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

JASPER, Ind., Nov. 19, 2014 GLOBE NEWSWIRE — Kimball Electronics, Inc. Nasdaq:KE, a leading global electronic manufacturing services provider for high-quality, durable goods electronics, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015 which ended September 30,... (Read more)
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Pegatron reports 30% on-year revenue growth for November

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.14 billion (NT$3.79 billion) for November 2014, representing a 1.57% drop on month and 30.64% increase on year. The company has totaled NT$904.94 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 4.96% compared with the same time... (Read more)
: Data, EMS | |

Foxconn posts record revenues for November

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported record monthly consolidated revenues of NT$514.79 billion (US$16.5 billion) for November, growing 9.76% on month and 12.85% on year. Foxconn’s combined consolidated revenues for the first 11 months of 2014 reached NT$3.69... (Read more)
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Diotec Semi Inks Deal with Virtual Chip Exchange

Virtual Chip Exchange, the leading e-Commerce exchange for OEM and EMS excess inventory with  25,000 pre-qualified OEM and EMS members in 62 countries offering more than $2 billion of excess stock for sale, has entered into a distribution agreement with... (Read more)
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Foxconn expands in CZ

Furthermore, the company also plans to invest around EUR 10 million at its facility in Pardubice, writes local media. The new recruitments will continue the strategy of 2014, when Foxconn already created around 100 new jobs. Foxconn has been operating... (Read more)
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Foxconn eyeing Nokia’s Chennai plant?

Foxconn is planning to invest billions in India and as part of this, the Nokia’s Chennai plant may soon be in the possession of Foxconn. And with this Foxconn enters the game for the facility, going head to head with... (Read more)
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Allied Electronics Offers 35K New Products As Part Of Global Initiative

FORT WORTH, TX — Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced Tuesday that it has expanded its portfolio by nearly 35,000 new products from a number of important suppliers — now available through the Allied website —  as part... (Read more)
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Wistron sees on-year revenue growth in November

Wistron has announced consolidated revenues of NT$56.36 billion (US$1.81 billion) for November, down 2.45% on month, but up 14.27% on year and combined consolidated revenues of NT$531.59 billion for the first 11 months of 2014, down 7.7% on year. In... (Read more)
: Computer, Consumer, Data, EMS, ODM, Telecom | |

Arrow Center Gets Aerospace Nod

Arrow Electronics announced today that its distribution logistics centre (DLC) in Venlo, the Netherlands, has received EN 9120:2010 quality certification. This is a quality management system designed specifically for aerospace distributors. The EN 9120:2010 certification follows an audit and provision... (Read more)
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Hittite products available through Analog Devices’ global distribution network

Analog Devices Inc (ADI) of Norwood, MA, USA (which provides ICs for analog and digital signal processing applications) says that its complete RF and microwave portfolio, including Hittite Microwave Products, is now available for sale through its distribution network. ADI’s... (Read more)
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Taiwan ODMs to attract IoT partnerships with fund-raising platforms

With Internet of things (IoT) applications growing popular, many Taiwan-based ODMs and EMS providers are planning to establish fund-raising platforms to attract partnerships with designers worldwide, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |

KSR buys EMS

Electronic Motion Systems (EMS) the Swansea automotive electronics specialist, has been bought by KSR International of Canada which provides electronic sensors and pedal assemblies to the automotive industry. EMS brings expertise in engineering and manufacturing of control modules for EHPS... (Read more)
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Evolving Distribution Models Defy Classification

The electronics distribution industry has evolved to the point that the old monikers used to differentiate companies no longer apply. Distributors that used to print phonebook-sized tomes of component specs now do the bulk of their business online. “Catalog” no... (Read more)
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Avnet Exec Featured at Supply Chain Summit

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Marianne McDonald, vice president of global transportation, Avnet, Inc., will present a session, titled “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?” at the 12th Annual American Supply Chain and... (Read more)
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Stadium iEMS appoints new UK general manager

Peter Whitley joins Stadium with over 20 years’ experience in the EMS market including senior commercial and operational roles at Plexus Corp, Jabil Circuit Inc. and SVI. Charlie Peppiatt, CEO said: “The Stadium iEMS global business is considerably strengthened by... (Read more)
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Natel EMS Thank You Toyota Production Systems

  Thank You Toyota Production System from NATEL on... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS Formally Thanks Toyota

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL EMS recently produced and presented a video expressing their thanks to Toyota. The Toyota Way and Toyota Production System helped train and create a wealth of talented operations staff at Toyota, and... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

EBV Elektronik celebrates 20 years of its industry leading brochure MIP

Munich/Poing- EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company (NYSE: AVT) and leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its MIP brochure. The MIP (Marketing Innovative Products) is one of the longest-serving, still existing brochures in EMEA semiconductor distribution with the... (Read more)
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Arrow Electronics Parades PEMCO Awards

Arrow Electronics came home from last month’s electronica exhibition in Munich clutching nine awards from suppliers in the field of passive, electromechanical, and connector products (PEMCO) for the EMEA region. In recent years, Arrow has continually extended its line card... (Read more)
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Growth, But Not Much In 2015 Says ecsn

A downbeat ecsn is forecasting growth between 1.5% and 3% for the UK and Ireland component distribution market in 2015. The electronics industry trade body cites election uncertainty and a slowing UK economy will see the market creep forward from... (Read more)
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Kontron Launches New IoT Microsite

Kontron provides a comprehensive overview of the many and varied segments of the “Internet of Things” at its new website, iot.kontron.com. Visitors can quickly get an overview of the areas and products in which Kontron is engaged in the IoT.... (Read more)
: Distribution, Telecom | |

UK electronic components market continues growth in 2015

Analysis of the consolidated returns from the association’s membership indicate that the overall UK / Ireland Distributor Total Available Market (DTAM) in 2014 will grow by approximately 3% when compared to the previous year. The association’s forecast for 2015 predicts... (Read more)
: Distribution, Trends | |

Nokia Networks Recognizes Sanmina for Outstanding Quality

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, today announced that Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Taiwan handset ODMs to see orders fluctuate significantly in 2015

Taiwan-based handset ODMs may see their orders from Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics fluctuate significantly in 2015 following the recent reshuffles of top management at the two vendors, according to sources at Taiwan’s handset supply chain. Sony Mobile has... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |

Suppliers Award TTI

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, had a very eventful Electronica 2014 with many successful supplier and customer visits. In addition, at the show, TTI was presented with several awards by its... (Read more)
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Taiwan handset ODMs to see orders fluctuate significantly in 2015

Taiwan-based handset ODMs may see their orders from Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics fluctuate significantly in 2015 following the recent reshuffles of top management at the two vendors, according to sources at Taiwan’s handset supply chain. Sony Mobile has... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |

Top 10 EMS / ODM Rankings, Reviews, Ratings

Below are 2013 rankings for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers and original design manufacturing (ODM) companies arranged in decreasing order based on each company’s own outsourced manufacturing revenues (EMS or ODM) rather than the value of end-products. Click each link... (Read more)
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Wistron to see good profits in 2015 thanks to iPhone 5c

Wistron is expected to achieve shipments at levels similar to those of 2014 for its notebook, desktop and LCD TV businesses in 2015, but the ODM’s handheld device business is expected to continue benefiting from Apple’s iPhone 5c orders and... (Read more)
: Data, ODM | |

RS looking for a new chief

Electrocomponents CEO Ian Mason has announced he will step down at the end of the financial year, next March. The company, which owns distributor and Raspberry Pi supplier RS Components, now has to search for a new CEO. The announcement... (Read more)
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EMS-industry: Modest growth for 2014

Weaker than originally anticipated growth in the Eurozone and the emerging markets will result in the European EMS Industry posting only modest growth in 2014, extending the period of market stagnation to three years. The rapidly deteriorating geopolitical situation combined... (Read more)
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Tablet vendors may decrease number of models to be launched in 2015

As it is difficult to make profit from tablets, Asustek Computer has decided to reduce the number of new models to be launched in 2015, and Samsung Electronics and Lenovo are also likely to do so, according to sources from... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, EMS, ODM | |

Will Xiaomi be a target for Foxconn’s new collaboration with Innolux?

Following the announcement that Foxconn Electronics will collaborate with Innolux to invest roughly US$2.8 billion to construct new 6G facilities in Taiwan geared at producing LTPS technology for high-end smartphones, rumors have been spreading in the market as to which... (Read more)
: Data, EMS, Telecom | |

Industry Growth Pushes Demand for Global Services & Certified Quality Laboratories

Moving closer to the end of 2014 raises the question of what 2015 may hold for the industry. At the same time, we can also look back at the major themes and demand trends that shaped this past year. From... (Read more)
: Distribution, EMS | |

Electronics distributors find new reality in virtual space

Traditionally, a regular business needs to have its own hard-site office before it can transact, negotiate or purchase from another business. Times truly have changed as business activities can now be performed over the Internet. Taking this into consideration, we... (Read more)
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Mouser & TTI Offer Comprehensive Service

Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and TTI, one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, teamed up at Electronica under the tagline: ‘From Design Chain to... (Read more)
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Bricks to Clicks: Where’s Electronics Distribution Going?

In the not so distant past, all of the distributors, reps, suppliers, and customers had hard-site offices in order to visit and conduct our respective business. Those are going away slowly but surely — what impact will this have on... (Read more)
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Foxconn to build airborne logistic hub in Zhengzhou

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will sign agreements with Administration Commission of Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive Experimental Area in China by the end of 2014 to establish an airborne logistic hub 2km east of the airport. The hub is... (Read more)
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American Manufacturing: An Expanding Frontier

In the electronics industry, a “Made in America” label is something that is much talked about — and sporadically achieved. That trend may be shifting. Making products close to the customer has plenty of benefit, and support for domestic manufacturing... (Read more)
: Data, EMS, ODM, Trends | |

Sanmina India Design Center Awarded Latest ISO 13485

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation today announced that its India Design Center (IDC) has been awarded the ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certifications for medical product design and development. Achieving these certifications recognizes Sanmina’s continuing... (Read more)
: EMS, Medical | |

Can Distributors Capitalize on Service?

The electronics supply chain has known for some time that only so much growth is available through the sale of hardware such as components and computer systems. Prices of mature products continue to go down, and new products don’t hold... (Read more)
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Electronica Highlights Global Supply Chain and Demand for Agility

Electronica celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in Munich, Germany and the attendance hit a record-breaking 73,000+ attendees from over 80 countries. This year especially, Electronica  had an even more pronounced global feeling and with that came the repeated requests... (Read more)
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