Avionics & Aerospace Electronics

China’s growing defense capabilities vs US top military firms a Thucydides Trap?

One Chinese defense company nearly doubled in size in just ten years, to US$60 billion in revenue. We list other Chinese defense firms (see graph)
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Top military electronic defense primes diversify, win lion’s share Pentagon procurement budget

1000s of contract electronics manufacturing providers support US military defense prime contractors. Read why the top 6 primes are diversifying.
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Kimball Electronics review and competitors

Kimball Electronics (Jasper, Indiana) offers complex design, assembly services and competes with other providers. View competing electronics solutions providers to Kimball Electronics and contact companies.
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Internet of Things changes OEM electronics outsourcing strategy


The Internet of Things changes how electronics OEM decision makers identify capable providers with adequate service capabilities and deep understanding of extract, transform and loading of proprietary methodologies.
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Mexico: Could value chain limits impact electronics re-shoring?

Countries cannot be or continue being competitive without efficient links with global markets. Do the relationships Mexico has with various global EMS providers located in the country offer enough of a transfer of capital, know-how, technology, standard and value-added services to represent global value chain contribution from Mexico?
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Full report: EMS / ODM worry about profitability as fall 2011 survey reveals pessimism in electronics supply chain

471 survey respondents from EMS/ODM, Component Manufacturers, Distributors, Electronic Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs and Semiconductor Manufacturers answer questions on the economic situation; employment, inventory levels, business volume, and prices providing insight into the levels of …
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SAE president talks hybrids, electric cars, China, supplier electronics and software expertise

We talk with Dr. Brown, president of the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), about SAE’s role and influence in the global automotive electronics sector; trends taking shape under the hood here and abroad, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV), the importance for suppliers and component manufacturers to have strong capabilities in both electronics and software if they want to be competitive, and more.
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EMS provider OnCore CEO interview

OnCore electronics services CEO talk about end markets the provider serves and challenges taking place in industrial, medical and defense / aerospace electronics sectors.

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Breakdown of electronics end markets served by top EMS providers


Non-traditional EMS markets make up larger portion of business for smaller EMS providers such as Benchmark Electronics, Plexus. Automotive, medical electronics believed to be pivotal components to helping EMS market out of the recession. Also, covers Foxconn, Hon Hai, Jabil Circuit, Flextronics, Sanmina-SCI, Celestica.
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EMS as a growth industry and reasons for optimism

EMS industry underestimated. Growth opportunities seen at numerous EMS companies. Sanmina-SCI in major identity makeover. Flextronics disproportionate beneficiary in computing. Clean tech aids non-traditional EMS sectors. OEMs reevaluate strategies.

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