ECIA Meeting to Focus on Innovation, Investment

The ECIA Regional Series continues with an informative meeting on March 15th at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara. Registration is required to ensure seating capacity. The meeting starts with a social hour at 4:00 p.m. and continues through dinner with three key presentations by local experts focused on industry trends: Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valleyand founder…

Apple Tightens Grip on Electronics Supply Chain

Apple Inc. is aptly named. The iPhone maker is golden on Wall Street, venerated by fans and irresistible to enterprise partners, making it the most tempting and most sought after customer in the global electronics supply chain. Conversely, Apple can morph into a living nightmare for rivals, suppliers and contractors who defy it as some…

Jabil to Expand Vietnam Operation

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL), a global provider of design, engineering manufacturing and supply chain solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the management board of Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Vietnam. The agreement will allow the company to expand its current operation in the hi-tech park. Vietnamese governmental officials joined the Saigon Hi-Tech Park…

Intel Invades OEM Design World

Intel Corp. isn’t staying on the sidelines as OEMs review their design operations to improve efficiencies, slash costs and accelerate product time-to-market. The semiconductor vendor is directly inserting itself into the design environment with the hopes of cementing existing relationships and forging new ones as major technology developments and shifting consumer and enterprise demands drive…

Jabil Enters Reference Design Market with Intel

Jabil Circuit Inc. said it has agreed to produce reference designs based on Intel Corp. intellectual property for “intelligent vending” manufacturers as semiconductor companies continue to push deeper into OEM design chains. The move enables Jabil to continue its focus on diversifying its services to include a wider segment of the manufacturing economy. Intelligent vending…