SGI Names Jabil Key Supply Chain Partner

Jabil Circuit Inc. has been selected by Silicon Graphics International Corp. as its main contract manufacturer and provider of other supply chain services as the enterprise computing and storage equipment vendor continued its recovery and cost-reduction programs. SGI said the agreement would give it greater supply chain flexibility by allowing it to respond swiftly to…

Key Trends in the High-Tech Aftermarket

Forward-thinking technology companies have been eyeing the aftermarket–the range of products and services required to maintain or reclaim a product after sale–for several years now.  A recent study reinforces the demand for after-market services and the opportunities service providers have in this growing sector. The aftermarket has long been just an afterthought to the sales and…

STMicroelectronics & Great Wall Motor Establish Joint Lab

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of automotive electronics, together with Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM), China’s leading SUV and pickup manufacturer and privately owned enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership and the establishment of a joint development laboratory at GWM’s…

PCB Book-to-Bill Remains Strong

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio stayed strong for the sixth consecutive month, remaining at 1.10, an indication that recovery from nearly a two-year slump may be starting. Total North American PCB shipments were down 4.4…

Heilind Stocking FCI MPH Connectors

 Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking FCI’s mezzanine, power and high-speed (MPH) connectors. The FCI mezzanine connector family is for parallel board stacking applications for diverse markets, such as data, medical, telecom, storage, networking and industrial. Those mezzanine options include high-speed mezzanine connectors, fine-pitch mezzanine connectors and…