Special Report: Navigating a Course to the Supply Chain’s ‘New Normal’

Editor’s note: Earlier this year the Special Projects team at AspenCore Media began compiling articles for a comprehensive report on the electronics supply chain. Although that project was delayed  — this is the supply chain, after all — the content provides an in-depth snapshot of the year that was. This is part of our Special…

EMS, KATEK, agility

Talking With KATEK CEO Rainer Koppitz Part 5 – Maintaining Momentum

The KATEK group believes in autonomy across its companies, allowing individual leadership to manage each business in the group. That’s called a “speedboat” strategy, but when you have a veritable fleet of speedboats, how do you maintain that entrepreneurial approach and avoid becoming a cumbersome supertanker? In the final interview of this series, KATEK CEO…

High Tech Weighs Risks & Rewards of Moving Beyond China

Country-of-origin adjustments can help U.S. high-tech companies minimize geographical risks and mitigate the impact of tariffs. But the strategy can be costly, complicated and risky; and a decision that’s not easily undone. Tariffs are not going to just disappear, market experts say. Even with a delay on certain Chinese-import tariffs, the likelihood of a cease…

Pangea is Born: How will it Impact the Flash Memory Supply Chain?

If the planned $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity, LP survives legal objections and receives regulatory approval, the deal can be expected to result in higher component supplies within the next year, helping to allay OEM fears of tightening purchasing conditions for the…

Bose Extends Partnership with Flex

Framingham, Mass. — Today, Bose Corporation, a US-based multinational company and global leader in audio systems, and Flex, a global leader in manufacturing, announced they’ve reached an agreement to expand their existing strategic partnership.  As part of the new agreement, ownership and operation of Bose’s manufacturing and development operations in San Luis, Mexico and Penang, Malaysia will transfer to Flex,…