Flextronics Receives Lenovo Perfect Quality Award

Flextronics (FLEX) announced today that Lenovo recently honored its Sarvar, Hungary, location with the prestigious Perfect Quality Award. Janos Lang, general manager, at Flextronics Hungary, accepted the award on behalf of the company at Lenovo’s annual global supplier conference held in Hefei, China. The Perfect Quality Award from Lenovo was the result of Flextronics’ near…

Details

TTM Battles Margin Squeeze

A single quality issue crimped margins at TTM Technologies Inc. during the second quarter, adding to the series of challenges facing the printed-circuit board manufacturer even as it tries to widen offerings to include advanced technology products and deepen relationships with some of the electronics industry’s leading OEMs. Costa Mesa, Calif.-based TTM reported net income…

Details

DVD a Resource on Conflict Minerals

As the first filing deadline approaches, electronics manufacturers and suppliers preparing for compliance with the U.S. SEC conflict minerals regulation have a new resource for answers and facts with IPC’s 2013 Conflict Minerals Conference Proceedings. IPC’s Proceedings DVD is a compilation of audio and slide presentations recorded during its popular summer conflict minerals conference and…

Details

Where are the PLM Champions?

I wonder at times why so many companies hide their best and brightest minds, products and departments in some dark corners while endlessly and tirelessly parading once popular but steadily fading divisions before a tired crowd. That’s the case with the electronics industry where the already obvious – microprocessor, smartphone, PCs, digital TV, etc. –…

Details

EMS Providers Just Can’t Stop the Cost-Cutting

Contract manufacturers may be able to one day put away their cost-cutting scalpel but that won’t be for a while going by events in the market today. In the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector, cost-cutting and never-ending rounds of corporate reorganizations have become a way of life as customers and their contractors engage in a…

Details

Digi-Key & VCC Ink Global Pact

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Visual Communications Company (VCC), a recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative, dependable, and cost-effective incandescent and LED light solutions. VCC is the recognized leader in the…

Details

IPC Revises PCB Forecast

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Based on the market’s slow response to order growth this year, IPC has revised downward its 2013 PCB sales forecast. June Results are Mixed Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in June…

Details