Woodstock Wire: EMS News

May 08, 2022

The supply chain is evolving - and companies need to keep up

Media -- Evertiq - The past two years has delivered blow after blow to the electronics manufacturing industry. Disruptions stemming from the pandemic, logistical issues and lockdowns of complete cities. All out together we saw factories all over the world slowing...

May 08, 2022 07:19 PM

Foxconn reports April revenues drop

Media -- DIGITIMES - EMS provider Foxconn Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$486.464 billion (US$16.50 billion) for April, decreasing 4.13% sequentially and 2.80% year-on-year.

May 08, 2022 06:24 AM

Rising material costs remain key pain point for EMS providers

Media -- Evertiq - Nine in ten electronics manufacturers are currently experiencing rising material costs, while nearly four-fifths are experiencing rising labor costs, according to data from IPC's May global sentiment of the electronics supply chain report.

May 08, 2022 05:41 AM

Additive manufacturing, 3D printing in the world of mass production

Aspencore -- EDN - The use of printing technologies for industrial manufacturing processes in microfabrication has long been considered the holy grail for 3D printing. Companies have certainly tried, but existing technologies such as traditional inkjet printing have...

May 08, 2022 05:05 AM

Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Strong Customer Demand for North American Production and New Program Wins

May 08, 2022 04:16 AM

Kimball Electronics Reports Q3 Results With Record Sales and Strong Operating Margin; Company Expects a Strong Pace to Carry Through the Fourth Quarter

Business Wire -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2022. Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended March 31, March 31, (Amounts in Thousands, except EPS) 2022 2021 2022 2021 Net Sales...

May 08, 2022 03:58 AM

May 05, 2022


PR Newswire -- Sanmina Corporation ("Sanmina" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SANM), a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 2, 2022 and outlook for its fiscal third quarter...

May 05, 2022 03:20 AM

May 02, 2022

Kitron's 1Q22 - strong demand and record order backlog

Media -- Evertiq - The electronics manufacturer is reporting first-quarter results showing very strong demand and record order backlog, but also revenue constraints due to the component supply situation.

May 02, 2022 02:08 AM

April 13, 2022

MMI: Top 50 EMS Reach Sales of $417 Billion

Aspencore -- EPS News - Manufacturing Market Insider, a newsletter specializing in the EMS (electronics manufacturing services) industry, has released its annual MMI Top 50 list of the world's largest EMS providers. In 2021, Top 50 sales accounted for $417 billion...

April 13, 2022 03:02 AM

Apple Starts Making iPhone 13 In Foxconn's Chennai Plant

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - With the fresh announcement, the company is now manufacturing all of its latest models in India, with two of its manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Wistron After months of anticipation, tech giant Apple has started the production of...

April 13, 2022 12:14 AM

Jabil Payment Solutions Business Unit Drives Development of Innovative Mobile Payment Platforms

Business Wire -- Jabil (NYSE: JBL) today announced the formation of the Jabil Payment Solutions business unit to speed the development and delivery of leading-edge payment and point-of-sale (POS) platforms. Accelerated by the recent acquisition of YouTransactor SAS, a...

April 13, 2022 12:02 AM

April 10, 2022

Foxconn sees March revenue top NT$500 billion

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) saw its revenue rise 15% on year and 11.5% sequentially to NT$507 billion (US$17.67 billion) in March 2022, bucking seasonal trends.

April 10, 2022 05:07 AM

SaltMED turns to Jabil to manufacture SaltFacial system

Media -- Evertiq - Medical device company SaltMED has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Jabil, under which the EMS provider will become the company's manufacturer and supplier of current and future products.

April 10, 2022 04:39 AM

April 08, 2022

Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider Is A Partner Not A Vendor

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - With the outsourced manufacturing becoming a norm in electronics product manufacturing, one of the key aspects that needs to be addressed is the choice of electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider. When an OEM looks for outsourcing...

April 08, 2022 05:13 AM

April 02, 2022

Foxconn, Foxtron use e-buses to gain smart city opportunities

Media -- DIGITIMES - Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), Foxtron Vehicle Technologies, and San-Ti Group recently held a ceremony in Kaohsiung for the delivery of Foxtron's first Model T electric bus (e-bus) to the Kaohsiung Bus Company, owned by San-Ti Group....

April 02, 2022 10:52 PM

March 28, 2022

North American EMS industry down 9.7% in February

Media -- Evertiq - Total North American EMS shipments in February 2022 were down 9.7% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, February shipments fell 0.3%.

March 28, 2022 05:09 AM

Pre-orders for Foxconn's electric SUV to begin in October

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn will begin taking pre-orders for its Model C electric SUV on October 18 and enter volume production of the vehicle in the first half of 2023, according to company chairman Young Liu.

March 28, 2022 05:02 AM

March 21, 2022

Foxconn 'Basically' Resumes Normal Operations in China's Shenzhen

U.S. News -- TAIPEI (Reuters) - Major Apple Inc supplier Foxconn has "basically" resumed normal operations at its most important campuses in the Chinese city of...

March 21, 2022 07:57 PM

March 19, 2022

How Electronics Manufacturers Benefit from Machine Vision

Aspencore -- EPS News - Electronics manufacturers can maintain quality and increase time to market by using machine vision inspection methods in their factories. These systems, for example, can spot non-conforming components early in the manufacturing process. Designing...

March 19, 2022 12:40 AM

March 18, 2022

Jabil's looking to fill positions at Albuquerque facility

Media -- Evertiq - 60 Jobs in 60 Days, that's what Jabil is looking to fill at its Albuquerque, New Mexico healthcare manufacturing facility.

March 18, 2022 10:34 PM

Jabil CEO "I like what we're doing and where we're going"

Media -- Evertiq - US EMS provider Jabil has just reported preliminary, unaudited financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2022. The company recorded revenues of USD 7.6 billion during the quarter, an increase from USD USD 6.8 billion during 2Q21.

March 18, 2022 04:28 AM

Foxconn embracing strongest first quarter in 10 years

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group expects to register in 2022 the strongest first quarter in a decade, as some customer orders deferred from the fourth quarter are being fulfilled in the quarter, and is guardedly optimistic about its overall...

March 18, 2022 04:22 AM

NOTE invest in new 3D AOI technology at UK operations

Media -- Evertiq - The UK subsidiary of Swedish EMS provider NOTE has recently invested in a new Zenith Alpha HS+ automated optical inspection system from Koh Young

March 18, 2022 04:11 AM

March 17, 2022

Kimball Electronics Announces Retirement of Sandy Smith, Vice President, Information Technology

Business Wire -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) today announced that Sandy A. Smith, Vice President, Information Technology (IT), will be retiring March 31, 2022. Ms. Smith, who has been in the role since 2014, will be succeeded by Isabel Wells, an accomplished...

March 17, 2022 04:08 AM

March 14, 2022

Apple Supplier Foxconn in Talks to Build Factory in Saudi Arabia - WSJ

U.S. News -- Foxconn Technology Group is in talks with Saudi Arabia about jointly building a $9 billion facility that could make microchips,...

March 14, 2022 11:08 PM

March 11, 2022

Foxconn makes Mac Studio for Apple

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple's recently unveiled Mac Studio, powered by the in-house developed M1 Ultra processor, will primarily be produced by Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

March 11, 2022 02:13 AM

March 08, 2022

Foxconn delivers first electric bus to Kaohsiung

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn on March 3 delivered an electric bus developed by its subsidiary Foxtron Vehicle Technologies to Kaohsiung, and it is planning to build an electric bus ecosystem in the city by furthering its cooperation with the local government.

March 08, 2022 08:03 PM

March 07, 2022

Swedish EMS provider stops operations in Russia

Media -- Evertiq - The Swedish electronics manufacturer Orbit One has decided to stop its operations in Russia due to developments in Ukraine.

March 07, 2022 04:30 AM

Benchmark invests in new photonics packaging capabilities

Media -- Evertiq - Electronics manufacturer Benchmark Electronics, has invested in new optical integration, photonics packaging, and photonics test capabilities at its RF and Photonics Center of Innovation in Phoenix.

March 07, 2022 04:19 AM

North American EMS industry down 6.0% in January

Media -- Evertiq - Total North American EMS shipments in January 2022 were down 6.0% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, January shipments fell 14.9%, says the IPC.

March 07, 2022 03:56 AM

February 28, 2022

February 27, 2022

Foxconn invests in XRSpace to create global metaverse ecosystem

Media -- DIGITIMES - Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has announced the signing of an MOU with metaverse platform developer XRSpace, which will receive US$100 million in investment from the EMS giant.

February 27, 2022 09:21 PM

February 22, 2022

For EMS Providers, Success Lies in Managing Components Across the Board

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global supply chain recovery is an ongoing process. Electronics manufacturing services providers need a solid strategy for success in the current market. Michael Kennedy, vice president of global accounts at TTI, Inc., examines strategies...

February 22, 2022 04:59 AM

February 21, 2022

Production halts at NOTE's Chinese plant

Media -- Evertiq - Swedish EMS provider NOTE, says that its plant in China has so far not had a case of Covid-19. However, an employee at the plant has been in contact with a Covid-positive relative - which means that the plant has to be put into quarantine.

February 21, 2022 12:24 AM

February 14, 2022

Rethinking JIT with Improved Technology

Aspencore -- EPS News - Shannon Flynn - When just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing originated in Japan in the 1970s, resource savings were among the most noticeable benefits. That's not surprising because having goods ready just in time for the customers who wanted them...

February 14, 2022 03:31 AM

Kitron: acquisition & strong demand support growth in 2022

Media -- Evertiq - Kitron's fourth quarter results is showing strong demand, but also revenue constraints due to the component supply and covid lockdown in China. A record order backlog and the acquisition of BB Electronics support a strong outlook for 2022.

February 14, 2022 02:08 AM

Foxconn sees chip shortage improve

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group has said that chip shortages are improving and will be further relieved in the second half of this year.

February 14, 2022 02:05 AM

Variosystems expands on two fronts

Media -- Evertiq - EMS provider Variosystems announces that it plans to expand its production - quite substantially - in both Sri Lanka, and in Croatia.

February 14, 2022 12:20 AM

February 10, 2022

Kimball is looking to expand production in Poland

Media -- Evertiq - US EMS provider Kimball Electronics announces that the company intends to expand its manufacturing facility in facility in Poznan, Poland. The additional capacity is said to be needed for in order to meet programs with new and existing customers.

February 10, 2022 05:31 AM

Kimball Electronics, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results; Reiterates Sales Guidance for Fiscal 2022 and Announces Facility Expansion in Poland

Business Wire -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2021. Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, (Amounts in Thousands, except EPS) 2021 2020 2021 2020...

February 10, 2022 02:34 AM

February 03, 2022

Kimball Electronics, Inc. Releases 2021 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Business Wire -- Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) today announced the release of its 2021 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report. The report provides specific examples from 2021 of how Kimball Electronics has further put its long-term environmental, social,...

February 03, 2022 04:05 AM

Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Strong Customer Demand for US Production and New Program Wins

February 03, 2022 02:53 AM

February 01, 2022

Thai EMS provider expands in Slovakia

Media -- Evertiq - EMS provider SVI is currently expanding its European footprint. The company is adding 4000 new square metres of floor space at its manufacturing factory in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia in order to increase production capacity.

February 01, 2022 03:34 AM

Eurocircuits looks back at a year of growth - despite the challenges

Media -- Evertiq - European PCB and EMS provider Eurocircuits looks back at 2021 and summarizes the year with a short but simple sentence; "You grow with the challenges".

February 01, 2022 03:33 AM

January 30, 2022

Romanian EMS provider now ready for medical production

Media -- Evertiq - Romanian contract manufacturer EMS-Electra announces that the company has earned ISO 13485_2016 certification for medical device production.

January 30, 2022 11:10 PM

Celestica to manufacture energy storage system for Powin

Media -- Evertiq - Powin, a designer and manufacturer battery energy storage solutions, has selected Celestica to assemble its Centipede battery energy storage platform in Celestica's Monterrey, Mexico facility.

January 30, 2022 11:06 PM

Celestica's newest US facility certified for medical

Media -- Evertiq - Celestica's Minnesota-based subsidiary, AbelConn Electronics, is expanding its capabilities as it has earned ISO 13485:2016 certification for medical device production.

January 30, 2022 08:36 PM

Foxconn seeking business opportunities for MIH members, says chairman

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai), by virtue of its global business connections and channels, is making efforts to seek market demand for products made by members of the MIH Alliance, according to company chairman Young Liu.

January 30, 2022 08:15 PM

January 24, 2022

Lithuanian EMS provider expands with new factory

Media -- Evertiq - In early January, Lithuanian electronics manufacturer Teltonika EMS broke ground on a EUR 34 million investment which will result in a new manufacturing factory and create 500 new jobs,

January 24, 2022 03:22 AM