Military & Defense 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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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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Better military electronics quotes to defense RFPs

How to write better RFP when responding to quotes requests in military, defense electronics services RFQ processes.
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Military EMS and printed circuit board security risks using global innovation networks

Imagine a GPGPU semiconductor is developed in the U.S. or Japan, and the attendant software and supporting components are developed in India. Then, a medical imaging platform is conceived in Germany and a complete system is built, tested, configured and …
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Pentagon budget cuts challenge defense EMS providers

How can EMS providers plan defense new business development with supply chain consolidations underway? Defense game changing in the way budgets are issued and contracts are awarded. EMS providers must see where design trends and opportunities exist. Focus turns to mastering logistics.
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RoHS defense / aero risks in lead free assemblies

Vigilance in monitoring component manufacturers is key. Counterfeit parts likelihood increases during transition to lead free. Effort becomes more critical when considering use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Telecommunications, medical electronics manufacturers face similar electronics assembly challenges.
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Understanding military, defense electronics manufacturing

U.S. military appetite for printed circuit boards is $1.1 billion with roughly $300 million (and growing) for military rigid-flexible printed circuit boards. To the benefit of some EMS providers (and disadvantage of many others) engaging new military and defense opportunities for EMS providers will be as much about knowledge, competency and trust as it will be about footprint or size. Defense electronics is a mentality, not a market.
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