Syncron EMS Earns Certification for Medical Device Mfg

Palm Bay, Fla. — Syncron EMS, LLC (Syncron), a certified lean, world-class electronic manufacturing services provider headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, today announced it has been successfully certified according to ISO13485:2003, the international standard for quality management systems for medical device manufacturing. Syncron was awarded certification by BSI, one of the world’s leading certification bodies offering…

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Artesyn Partners With Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced a new distribution agreement with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a global leader in power conversion solutions. Artesyn, formerly the Embedded Computing & Power business of Emerson Network Power, was acquired by Platinum Equity in 2013. “Sager has made a commitment to servicing customers…

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Applied DNA Signs Eighth Supplier

One of the problems with developing a standard is they only work when everybody is using them. The electronics supply chain has tackled a number of standards over the years including RosettaNet – a protocol for conducting electronic commerce. Counterfeit prevention is another supply chain issue that could benefit from a standard. Counterfeit parts may…

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Top Supply Chain Issue: Cost Reduction

Reducing costs remains the top priority for hi-tech supply chain executives in 2014, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft), in collaboration with Jabil. This is followed closely by managing supply chain complexity as globalization creates bigger challenges for their supply chains, along with more suppliers and logistics partners they have to deal with.…

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World Micro Names Global QC Director

Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., www.worldmicro.com. announced today that it has appointed Gary Beckstedt to serve as the company’s Director of Global Quality, heading the company’s Atlanta headquarters quality department. Beckstedt’s role will be to coordinate all quality programs and processes in both Atlanta and Penang Malaysia, including ISO standards programs, ESD programs,…

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Measuring My Heart

Let me start by saying that this article has nothing to do with Valentine's Day. The timing is purely coincidental. Yesterday morning, I had my annual appointment with the cardiologist, though not with the usual one. You see, my cardiologist of the last six to seven years, while in the office today, is leaving town.…

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