Avionics & Aerospace Electronics

Celestica CEO talks internal changes, acquisitions, EMS

Celestica has not made any major acquisitions since Muhlhauser took over as CEO in 2006. Things are much different today. Muhlhauser and his team did a good job of managing profitability during this last downturn. However, more revenue is needed to drive …
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6 REACH compliance steps for aerospace, defense foreign military sale

U.S. Department of Defense has no program in place for completing substance registrations. Hundreds of substances are at risk in the supply chain. If your supplier has not pre-registered a non-exempt substance then you are currently putting an illegal product on the EU market. Your choices are to either get the supply chain to register the substance immediately or register it yourself via an EU affiliate or representative.
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Choosing providers: EMS or ODM?

The landscape for outsourcing electronics has changed significantly in the recent decade resulting from a combination of the emergence of the Taiwanese original design manufacturers (ODM) as well as the consolidation of traditional EMS providers. Companies such as Compal, Quanta, Wistron and Inventec …
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Chasing EMS value with low-volume / high-mix


Well-done high-mix, low-cost EMS work requires strong process engineering, good systems and infrastructure, and experienced management talent. Many EMS companies, particularly in low-volume / high-mix are continuing to lose money …

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Benchmark Electronics EMS profile and challenges

The Pemstar acquisition failed to offset the much larger than expected 42 percent year-over-year sales decline Benchmark…
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Wall Street on EMS vs. ODM market share and market segments

Wall Street discusses EMS vs. ODM market share, various market segments, emerging market opportunities and …

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The $17.6 billion 2009 NASA budget

February 5, 2008 – NASA still accounts for less than 1 percent of the federal budget.  The NASA budget includes $5.78 billion for the space shuttle and space station programs, $4.44 billion for science …

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China’s risk: Bubbles burst, that’s what they do

Combined, all of these issues, and many others are becoming fault lines in the foundation that has allowed China to recover from the economic …

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Trends reveal test engineering challenges to balance timelines and budgets

Test engineers in industries ranging from aerospace and defense to consumer electronics face complicated testing. One issue facing engineers is that test instrumentation is not updated as rapidly as the devices being tested. Functionality of these complex devices is being defined by the software embedded in them, such as…
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Acquisition gives Flextronics expanded global footing and capabilities

Until recently, Flextronics’ largest market segment was mobile phones, which accounted for over 30% of revenue. With the acquisition of Solectron this changes the entire landscape of the EMS, and ODM, industries.
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