Woodstock Wire: EMS News

October 23, 2020

Vecow launches solution for developing AMRs

Media -- DIGITIMES - Vecow, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPC maker Ennoconn under the Foxconn Group, has launched VHub ROS hardware/software solution with one-stop support services for users to develop AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), according to the company.

October 23, 2020 03:14 PM

October 22, 2020

Kitron's record performance continues amidst the pandemic

Media -- Evertiq - The EMS provider reported strong growth and record profit for the third quarter of 2020 - mainly driven by the Medical devices, Defence/Aerospace and Industry sectors.

October 22, 2020 08:28 PM

October 21, 2020

Inside Foxconn's empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

Tech -- The Verge - Behind Foxconn's empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

October 21, 2020 05:14 PM

Wistron to expand in Malaysia - acquires Western Digital plant

Media -- Evertiq - In a filling on the Taiwanese stock exchange, the company has disclosed that it will acquire a plant from Western Digital (WD) in Malaysia via its subsidiary Wistron Technology (Malaysia).

October 21, 2020 04:23 PM

Foxconn brings contract manufacturing to electric vehicles

Media -- eeNews Europe - The maker of the iPhone aims to dominate the electric vehicle market in the next decade with its contract manufacturing expertise around an open technology platformFoxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer, knows how to...

October 21, 2020 12:22 AM

October 20, 2020

Wistron to acquire WD plant in Malaysia

Media -- DIGITIMES - Wistron has announced it will spend US$28.74 million to acquire a plant from Western Digital (WD) in Malaysia via its subsidiary Wistron Technology (Malaysia).

October 20, 2020 07:31 PM

Terry Gou addresses Foxconn's Wisconsin investment

Media -- Evertiq - "Foxconn will remain committed to the completion and continued expansion of our project and investment in Wisconsin as long as policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels remain committed to Foxconn," Terry Gou says.

October 20, 2020 07:30 PM

Foxconn's India MD to Head ICEA Panel For Addressing Gaps in Electronics Manufacturing

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The committee has been formed to review the scheme on 'Enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods sector' and review changes to facilitate manufacturing depth under (Make in India) through technology depth The India...

October 20, 2020 07:30 PM

October 19, 2020

Foxconn unveils software/hardware open EV development platform

Media -- DIGITIMES - A joint venture newly established by Foxconn Electronics and Yulon Motor has unveiled MIH, a software/hardware open platform for developing electric vehicles (EVs), according to Foxconn.

October 19, 2020 04:03 PM

October 18, 2020

Taiwan's Foxconn Says Eying Electric Vehicle Market

U.S. News -- Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way said on Friday the company hopes to take 10% of global market share for electric...

October 18, 2020 03:42 AM

Foxconn Aims To Supply To 10 Per Cent Of Global EVs: Report

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - It is looking at growth from sectors like EVs, digital health and robots diversify its global investments In January, Fiat Chrysler said that it has plans for a joint venture with Foxconn to build electric cars and develop internet-connected...

October 18, 2020 12:21 AM

October 16, 2020

Wistron to set up 3rd R&D office in southern Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - Wistron on October 15 announced the establishment of an R&D office in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, its third R&D office in the city.

October 16, 2020 04:08 PM

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn unveils the modular platform it'll use to make EVs

Media -- The Next Web - Taiwanese hardware giant Foxconn - also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, and Apple's iPhone manufacturing partner - is gearing up to enter the EV space in a big way. The company's chairman, Liu Young-way, announced today that...

October 16, 2020 04:07 PM

October 15, 2020

Reshoring Of US Manufacturing Presents Its 'Biggest Opportunity in 70 Years'

Media -- PYMNTS.com - As U.S. businesses enabled by an array of digital capabilities look to overseas markets for new customers post-pandemic, a curious reversal of sorts is happening in the unlikeliest of places: industrial manufacturing. Many manufacturing firms...

October 15, 2020 05:49 PM

Wistron reiterates goal of generating half of revenues outside of China by 2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Wistron is still looking to have 50% of its revenues generated outside of China by 2021, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

October 15, 2020 04:40 PM

Highlights of the day: Apple likely to see significant sales for iPhone 12 family

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple's new 5G smartphone series is expected to see significant sales momentum, with shipments for iPhone 12 devices standing a chance of hitting as many as 80 million units by the end of 2020, although the US vendor is looking to build an...

October 15, 2020 04:40 PM

Foxconn remains major iPhone assembler

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has secured the bulk of orders for the new iPhone 12 series and will see its shipments for the new Apple smartphones peak through the first quarter of 2021, according to market sources.

October 15, 2020 04:13 PM

October 14, 2020

Norautron further develops production in Poland

Media -- Evertiq - Norwegian EMS provider, Norautron Electronics, is continuing the trend of increasing revenues and plans further investments at its location in ZduƄska Wola, Poland; even during the current pandemic.

October 14, 2020 06:20 PM

October 13, 2020

Pandemic Tests Flex's Supply Chain Resilience

Aspencore -- EPS News - Lynn Torrel, Flex's chief supply chain and procurement officer, was three months on the job when a deadly viral outbreak locked down Wuhan, China. The global electronics manufacturer knew its employees, operations and supply...

October 13, 2020 04:39 PM

IPC Standards - Building Electronics Better - Meeting Today's Requirements

Media -- eBOM - Released from IPC are two leading standards for the electronics assembly industry. IPC J-STD-001H, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies is recognized worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard for soldering processes...

October 13, 2020 04:13 PM

Foxconn fell short of targets in Wisconsin - misses out on tax credits

Media -- Evertiq - Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin did not manage to create enough jobs last year to earn the company tax credits, the state reportedly said on Monday, making this the second year the company has missed its targets.

October 13, 2020 04:13 PM

How to Choose a PCB Assembly Company?

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - Once you have printed your circuit boards after putting in a lot of hard work and time, the next phase is assembling them. When it comes to PCB assembly, you have to be very careful with it. If you get even a tiny bit careless...

October 13, 2020 03:18 PM

October 12, 2020

Jabil to bring DnaNudge COVID-19 test kits to large-scale production

Media -- Evertiq - The production partnership will enable enable high-volume manufacturing of CovidNudge testing cartridges, ramping to deliver 1.4 million units per month by early 2021. Production will take place at Jabil Healthcare's plant in Bray, Ireland

October 12, 2020 04:38 PM

Lite-On Tech September revenues up sequentially

Media -- DIGITIMES - EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.763 billion (US$506 million) for September, increasing 9.71% sequentially but decreasing 10.15% on year.

October 12, 2020 02:34 PM

October 09, 2020

The Role Of Electronics Manufacturers In The Product Value Chain

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The electronics industry's pivotal role is reflected in the following industry segments - the high reliability electronics for aerospace and the healthcare industry; the medium reliability electronics for industrial electronics,...

October 09, 2020 03:36 PM

October 08, 2020

Jabil to make Covid-19 test cartridges in Ireland

Media -- eeNews Europe - Jabil Healthcare to make CovidNudge lab-free Covid-19 lab-on-a-chip test kits in volume in Ireland

Contract manufacturer Jabil is to make Covid-19 test cartridges for the DnaNudge lab-free test system at a plant in Ireland.

The partnership...

October 08, 2020 11:53 PM

Foxconn is Into Robotics And Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Now

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The contract manufacturer of Apple Products, has collaborated with Taiwan-based Yageo Group Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) and Yagei Group have announced to form a strategic alliance to combine two groups' resources to integrate...

October 08, 2020 11:36 PM

Flex Receives Cisco 2020 Excellence in Sustainability Award

Business Wire -- Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced it was the recipient of the Cisco 2020 Excellence in Sustainability Award. Cisco unveiled the award winners at its annual Supplier Appreciation Event (SAE). For the first time in 29 years, the SAE was virtual, and aired...

October 08, 2020 02:28 AM

October 06, 2020

Foxconn likely to see revenue growth through early 2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) is expected to see its monthly revenues grow through the fourth quarter of 2020 or even early next year, according to market sources.

October 06, 2020 06:31 PM

October 04, 2020

Jabil Photonics Successfully Trials Unamplified Links Reaching General Availability of its CFP2 Digital Coherent Optics (DCO) 100G/200G Module

Business Wire -- Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) today announced that its Photonics business unit, a leading provider of customized end-to-end design, manufacturing and test solutions for optical communications products, successfully completed live network trials for the application...

October 04, 2020 01:21 AM

October 01, 2020

AQS, Inc. Installs New SV550 BGA Rework System

Media -- Electronics Maker - AQS, Inc., a state-of-the-art EMS provider located in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce that it has purchased an SV550 BGA Rework System from Precision PCB Services, Inc.

Bruce Lee, VP of Operations,...

October 01, 2020 03:57 PM

Plexus to manufacture COVID-19 testing equipment in Wisconsin

Media -- Evertiq - EMS provider Plexus is once again joining the fight against the current pandemic by joining forces with diagnostic healthcare company, Quidel, for the manufacturing of the Sofia 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer.

October 01, 2020 03:22 PM

Highlights of the day: Foxconn-Yageo alliance eyes emerging applications

Media -- DIGITIMES - EMS giant Foxconn and leading passive components vendor Yageo have teamed up eyeing emerging applications segments, such as digital healthcare and EV. The Foxconn-Yageo alliance will seek to incoporate the two companies' resources, as well...

October 01, 2020 03:19 PM

September 28, 2020

U.S. Defense Bills Would Bring Greater Resiliency and Security to Electronics Supply Chains

IPC Blog -- By John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO - For more than two decades, the United States has turned a blind eye to its shrinking electronics manufacturing base, even as experts in and out of government have warned that the decline has weakened the country's...

September 28, 2020 03:29 PM

Obsolescence Insurance, a New High-Margin Business for EMS Companies

Aspencore -- EPS News - Dr. Rahul Razdan

Previous articles have discussed a segmentation of the electronics market called Long Life Cycle(LLC) Products. LLC products are those whose useful life is longer than five years. In a subsequent article, the current state...

September 28, 2020 02:06 AM

IEC Announces Purchase of Rochester, NY Facility

Aspencore -- EPS News - IEC Electronics Corp. (Nasdaq: IEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an 86,000 square foot facility in Rochester, NY. The new facility is expected to provide additional capacity and more importantly, access...

September 28, 2020 01:38 AM

September 27, 2020

Jabil closes FY20 on a strong note

Media -- Evertiq - "I'm thrilled with our ability to deliver such strong financial results to close out FY20," says CEO Mark Mondello in the report.

September 27, 2020 10:25 PM

September 24, 2020

Foxconn invests in SigmaSense

Media -- Evertiq - Touch screen technology company, SigmaSense, has closed a USD 22 million Series A funding round led by Foxconn Technology Group.

September 24, 2020 04:01 PM

September 22, 2020

Flex Appoints Michael Hurlston to Board of Directors

Business Wire -- Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that Michael Hurlston, a seasoned executive and board member, has joined the Company's Board of Directors effective September 15, 2020. Mr. Hurlston has also been named as a member of the Company's Audit Committee....

September 22, 2020 04:08 PM

September 21, 2020

Foxconn seeking to take stake in Silterra

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has joined the bidding for stakes in Malaysia-based 8-inch foundry Silterra, and if it wins, the Taiwanese EMS giant will enhance support for its ecosystem, according to sources familiar...

September 21, 2020 12:02 AM

NOTE expects continued strong developments despite a weaker market

Media -- Evertiq - For a long time, Swedish EMS provider NOTE has developed positively with increased market shares, strong organic growth and gradually increased margins. For the third quarter, the company expects a continued positive earnings trend.

September 21, 2020 12:02 AM

September 20, 2020

Jabil promotes May Yap to CIO

Media -- Evertiq - EMS provider Jabil announces the promotion of May Yap to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She succeeds Gary Cantrell, who recently retired.

September 20, 2020 11:47 PM

IEC adds additional capacity - buys Rochester, NY facility

Media -- Evertiq - The US EMS provider says that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an 86,000 square foot facility in Rochester, New York.

September 20, 2020 11:27 PM

Jabil Promotes May Yap to Chief Information Officer

Business Wire -- Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global manufacturing solutions provider, is announcing the promotion of May Yap to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She succeeds Gary Cantrell, who recently retired. In her new role, May will be responsible...

September 20, 2020 11:07 PM

September 14, 2020

Spanish EMS provider expands to France

Media -- Evertiq - Madrid-based EMS provider, INSYTE S.A., is continuing its international expansion by strengthening its commercial presence on the French market.

September 14, 2020 03:58 PM

September 12, 2020

Benchmark to handle manufacturing of DnaNudge's lab-free COVID-19 testing system

Media -- Evertiq - Consumer genetic testing pioneers DnaNudge has entered into a key manufacturing partnership with EMS provider Benchmark to deliver volume production of DnaNudge's rapid, lab-free reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19...

September 12, 2020 11:07 PM

September 07, 2020

CalcuQuote to Present at EPP's 'Material Management Meets SMT' Virtual Forum

Media -- Electronics Maker - Registration for CQ presentation and overall conference is free

CalcuQuote, a quoting and supply chain software provider for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, will present and exhibit at...

September 07, 2020 10:48 PM

Absolute EMS, Inc. Provides Conformal Coating for Sensitive Applications

Media -- eBOM - Absolute EMS, Inc., a leading provider of turnkey and consignment manufacturing services, offers industrial grade conformal coating services. The company has a top-of-the-line precision Nordson ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940 Conformal Coating System...

September 07, 2020 09:37 PM

Google, Compal teaming up for new-gen Chromebook

Media -- DIGITIMES - Google is developing its next-generation Chromebook, codenamed Halvor, with Compal Electronics being the ODM partner, according to industry sources.

September 07, 2020 09:28 PM

Jabil choses Keysight's 5G test solutions

Media -- Evertiq - Keysight announces that Jabil has selected the company's 5G device test solutions to address the demand for 5G product validation in design and manufacturing.

September 07, 2020 05:48 AM