RayVal Gets IPC QML Certification

  IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to RayVal Technologies Co. Ltd., an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company in Suzhou, China. Under IPC’s Validation Services Program, the facility successfully underwent an intensive audit based on two of the electronics industry’s foremost manufacturing standards: IPC…

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Celestica Opens Microelectronics Lab

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced the opening of its new microelectronics laboratory at its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. The new facility will enable start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly commercialize their latest ideas for miniaturizing…

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IC Suppliers Shift Focus in Camera Apps

As shipments of standalone digital cameras continue to shrink thanks to camera functions integrated into more mobile devices, IC suppliers are starting to shift their focus to embedded camera applications to drive chip sales, according to a new IC Insights report. These include automotive, tablet, PC, cellphone, security and surveillance applications. Most camera suppliers shifted…

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The Role of Social Media in Supply Chain Risk Management

A study conducted by Accenture found that supply chain risk management is seen by companies as a priority.  Seventy-six percent of companies who participated in the survey described supply chain risk management as important or very important, and 25 percent of respondents reported that they are planning to make increased investments of at least 20…

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No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

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Strong Growth Forecast for mHealth Device Market

Boston, Mass. – The mobile health (mHealth) market is forecast to grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, driven by the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, according to Lux Research. After an initial slow start due to regulatory approval barriers and slower integration by physicians,…

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