Tariffs: Will the Electronics Industry get What it Needs?

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles examining the impact of tariffs — positive and negative–on the electronics industry. For political pundits, the United States government’s tariff strategy is about political leverage. For electronics OEMs, however, tariffs are about business. “As a United States patron, I look at it through the lens of…

Sanmina Assesses Benefits of MES, IoT & the Cloud

Manufacturing was one of the first industries to grasp the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to wirelessly connect and manage multiple factories and machines provides almost infinite opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency. Global EMS provider Sanmina Corp., which has linked more the 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, is beginning to quantify…

Sanmina Adds Flex Circuit Assembly Capabilities for Aerospace Apps

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that its Backplane and Cable Division has developed new flex and rigid flex circuit assembly capabilities for military and aerospace electronics equipment. This new technology combines the latest laminates, high…

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,…

Sanmina Gains Lumentum ‘Excellence’ Award

Sanmina Corporation, (SANM) a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex optical, electronic and mechanical products today announced Lumentum, a market leader in innovative optical and photonic products, recently recognized Sanmina’s outstanding performance with Lumentum’s Excellence in Value Innovation award. This award acknowledges Sanmina’s performance in a number of areas…

Diversification Yields Positive Results for Sanmina

Sanmina Corp. is the new investors’ darling of the contract manufacturing industry. Its stock price has surged at a double-digit clip in recent days despite tepid sales growth and amidst continuing signs visibility into end-markets remain limited. What accounts for this disparity? Sanmina isn’t exactly the same company it was only a few years ago.…

Sanmina Costa Mesa Gets AS91000C Nod

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced its Costa Mesa, California facility has been awarded the AS9100C certification for high technology PCB (printed circuit board), flex and rigid flex circuit boards used in aerospace and defense electronics…

Sanmina Posts Q1 Revenue Growth

Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today reported financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 27, 2014. First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Summary Revenue of $1.67 billion GAAP operating margin of 3.2 percent GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.26 Non-GAAP(1) operating margin of 4.1…

Sanmina Bags Nokia Quality Award

Sanmina Corporation (SANM) said Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, recently recognized it for outstanding quality with a 2014 Quality Award for Supplier Excellence. With more than 6000 suppliers worldwide, managing quality is crucial to Nokia Networks’ success and growth. The Nokia Networks Quality Awards program was established to encourage and reward superior…