Flextronics Closes Riwisa Acquisition

Flextronics (FLEX) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of RIWISA AG. As a result of the transaction, Flextronics has acquired RIWISA’s state-of–the-art manufacturing facilities located in Hagglingen, Switzerland and highly-experienced employees in medical, consumer packaging and industrial products. With the close of the acquisition, Flextronics broadens its precision injection molding and…

ISM: Manufacturing Growth Continues

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.  The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing…

Forbes Recognizes Synaptics

Synaptics Inc., a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its recognition on the Forbes Best Small Companies list for the seventh straight year. Synaptics is proud to have come in at number 7 on the Best Small Tech Companies list and number 19 across all industries. Recognizing leading companies based on a combination…

Smartphone Use in Car Infotainment to Grow

 ABI Research forecasts that the shipments of connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies will grow substantially during the next five years to reach 35.1 million units globally by 2018. Of these, 43.6% will be equipped with MirrorLink, 49.8% with Apple’s “iOS in the Car”, and 28.2% with other…

The RFID ‘Kill’ Switch is here

During the RFID Live 2013 conference, I had the opportunity to preview some very significant technology introductions that will be implemented as standard features in both mobile and fixed stationed products very soon. One of the most intriguing innovations is the RFID application that I like to think of as a “kill switch.” One hardware…