Product Design, Development

Top ten (10) factors impacting EMS/ODM quote pricing for OEM electronic equipment outsource manufacturing programs


Primary variables, tools that define fees contract EMS and ODM suppliers use to markup OEM equipment customer program costs.
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Contract manufacturer (internal) cost vs OEM quoted price vs OEM target cost


Savvy electronic OEM equipment manufacturers never give contract manufacturers a costed bill-of-materials (BOM). How you determine your lowest product landed cost (target price) is determined by obtaining accurate information about your contract manufacturing solutions provider. This article covers achieving timely …
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[Documents] OEM Plan for Electronics Prototype and New Product Development in EMS Manufacturing

Outline for new product development (NPD) and new product introduction (NPI) teams to consider when sourcing EMS and ODM solutions for electronic product.
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Medical electronic (MedTech) device, equipment manufacturer trends for new product launch

Details on medtech device and equipment go-to-market volumes by category with info explaining premarket approval, PMA.
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Commodity buyers for data center cloud hardware rack solutions transformed by supply chain outsourcing

Growing data center demand and bill of materials (BOM) line items impact how commodity buyers use contract electronics partners as global data center IP traffic is expected to grow 25 percent CAGR, five years through 2021, from 6.8 zettabytes per …
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EMS provider Venture Manufacturing fights economic headwinds

Venture Manufacturing’s receivables were roughly 34% of assets, which is high for EMS industry and could reflect risk of improper credit management.
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Electronic product design automation software drives hardware product launch and EDA jobs

EDA tools becoming more important and sophisticated as electronics OEM and EMS manufacturing providers competed to bring product to market.
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Vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) consolidation targets the self-driving autonomous car

Today, one-third of the cost for a car is from electronics. This is expected to become 40% soon. We share how this takes place with details on car technology and features.

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4G v 5G wireless printed circuit board (PCB) challenges and opportunities

Read how 5G network architecture brings challenges and opportunities for PCB vendors, contract electronics EMS providers, and telecoms.
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Pros and cons of 3D printing, additive manufacturing in contract electronics

There is great potential for 3D printing to disrupt the $12 trillion manufacturing market. Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing (for private use systems) creates 3D objects layer by layer from a 3D design file (typically in STL, stereolithography format) …
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