Benchmarks & Best Practices

Top five mistakes OEMs make with EMS providers

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Economic uncertainty in the current global environment is forcing OEMs to turn their current business models upside down just to survive. Learn from these 5 common OEM mistakes and avoid ruining your OEM-EMS relationship.
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Will iPad 3 get killed by Android and Windows 8?

Apple is believed to have phenomenal product momentum (iPhone 4S, iOS 5), expanding distribution and a solid product pipeline.
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6 Mistakes PCB designers can avoid when designing printed circuit boards

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Segments included in this process for critical design reviews, following completion of the schematic, can include review of initial components placement on the correct PCB form-factor board envelope. Then, after the routing is complete…
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2012 Forecast spells decline for EMS and ODM as profitability concerns weigh in

Both the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) segments of the industry are not projected to perform well this year. Revenue in the EMS sector will be practically flat and the ODM sector is likely to shrink.
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VIDEO – Foxconn Chengdu factory, worker conditions and employee interview

In a Foxconn factory located in Chengdu, China, Foxconn employees assemble Apple iPads, iPhones and other products. Apple has recently taken very public steps to better manage working conditions in Asian factories that comprise part of its global supply chain but there remains more work to do.
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VIDEO – Foxconn Fear Factory: How American manufacturing can compete with China

VIDEO – The Daily Show host Jon Stewart adding his usual schtick to labor and working conditions inside factories at Chinese EMS provider Foxconn.
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VIDEO – Apple supply chain transparency and supplier responsibility must also influence public opinion

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VIDEO – Apple’s first fiscal quarter earnings, which were just released, more than doubled (+118%) from the same period one year ago. One could easily say things are under control. Apple takes a seat at the table of public opinion with both hands visible and palms facing upward – its body language clearly indicating a willingness to cooperate – while citing numerous violations and areas of concern.
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Interpreting the four phases of the EMS economic cycle

The problem is we are back to phase one and the fundamentals across the EMS industry will not stabilize until the sector reaches the third phase of the EMS economic cycle.
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VIDEO – Silicon Valley unofficial mayor talks pancakes, Steve Jobs, startups and pouring millions into ideas

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VIDEO – A creative and whacky look at the place to have a power breakfast in Silicon Valley. Leaders and innovators, how the Valley got to where it is today – and where its headed.
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A better AVL in 5 steps that also improve your electronics supply chain

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Your supply base AVL (Approved Vendors List) is one of the most important assets in your supply chain. At first glance, your AVL is a list of suppliers. These 5 steps will help you pull out information from each supplier to facilitate adequate vendor analysis.
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