A New Prescription for Medical Devices

Innovations have changed the calculus of sourcing in the medical devices industry. Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies bring engineering expertise to the manufacturing floor that help drive innovation. The medical devices industry wasn't willing to trade off the risks of loss of intellectual property, potentially compromised quality, and regulatory compliance for the cost savings from…

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Identify Your Sources of Conflict Minerals

As if we didn't have enough paperwork to support our day-to-day supply chain concerns, here comes another truck load of documents that may be worth their weight in gold. I have been thinking about a possible company standard operating procedure for processing and reporting on conflict minerals (CM). In brief, according to the new government…

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Ford Motor Company Honors Flextronics

Flextronics announced today that it received two of Ford Motor Company’s 2012 World Excellence Awards (WEA). Paul Humphries, group president of the High Reliability Solutions business group at Flextronics, accepted the awards on behalf of the Company at the World Excellence Awards ceremony that was recently held in Dearborn, Michigan. Flextronics received Ford’s Corporate Responsibility…

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ASTM Tackles Rare Earth Materials

As rare earth materials play an increasingly critical role in the growth of global industries, an ASTM International subcommittee is gearing up to address challenges across the life cycle of these vital resources. ASTM Subcommittee F40.04 on Rare Earth Materials held its most recent meeting in April and has established a standards development agenda aimed…

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Mouser Enhances Medical Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has released an enhanced version of its Medical Applications site. New features focus on medical imaging solutions including MRI, portable ultrasound, and digital x-ray, helping engineers to solve a unique set of design challenges. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) requires high speed data and image processing to create soft tissue images, making high…

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