Taiwan, EMS, China

Taiwan Maintains EMS Dominance Amidst China’s Challenge

Editor’s Note: Welcome to AspenCore’s Special Project on Focus on Taiwan, Part 2. Offered in the form of an eBook, this special project provides an in-depth look at Taiwan. We explored the topic from multiple angles including the business, technology, and economy. The ascension of mainland China as a manufacturing powerhouse has been both a blessing…

IPC Recertifies IEC Electronics for IPC QML

IPC’s Validation Services Program is proud to announce the recertification of two IEC Electronics Corporation facilities, located in Newark, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both facilities are certified to IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) at the Class 3 level. “We are pleased to be certified and part of the IPC Qualified…

Celestica to Acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Atrenne is a leading designer and manufacturer of ruggedized electromechanical solutions serving multiple markets, primarily for military and commercial aerospace…

Ventec Receives IPC-4101 QPL Certification

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing (QPL) to Ventec International Group, a global electronics material manufacturing company headquartered in Suzhou, China. Ventec produces and sells copper-clad laminates, prepregs and packaging substrates to the global electronics industry. Ventec successfully qualified their products VT-90H and VT-901 to specification sheet 41 of IPC-4101E, Specification for Base Materials…

Celestica Presents TCO Supplier Awards

  Celestica Inc.(TSX: CLS) (NYSE: CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced the winners of its annual Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO™) Supplier Awards. The awards honour suppliers who provide the best TCOO™ performance to Celestica and support the company’s overall business objectives. Celestica is pleased…

Flex Awards Bourns

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has been named a 2017 Preferred Supplier award recipient by Flex. Flex is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company known for designing and building “Intelligent Products for a Connected World™”. Flex’s procurement and supply chain employees selected Bourns as a preferred supplier…

Future Electronics Offers Inventory Platform for EMS Companies

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce a new partnership with CalcuQuote, creating a platform for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies to instantly query price and availability information from a Future Electronics data feed. Using CalcuQuote’s Materials Costing module, EMS companies can check Future Electronics’ inventory and search for…

Sanmina: How an EMS Tackles Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers in many regards resemble OEMs – they design, assemble, ship and even support end products. But the distinctions between the businesses are extremely important, particularly when it comes to matters of compliance. The conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, for example, requires manufacturers to disclose the use of tin,…