Semiconductors, Components

Electronic component orders dive says ECA

Although it's tempting to compare this downturn to 2000, there are different dynamics involved …
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7 Potholes along the REACH road to global supply chains

REACH is a major driver for a more integrated approach to compliance with entire supply chains coming together to facilitate ..
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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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3 Myths about REACH you need to know

REACH does provide a variety of exemptions for certain products and applications. For example, if you sell a printed circuit board, the same circuit board may be used in automobiles (not exempt), medical electronics devices in direct contact with human body (exempt) and in airplanes (possibly exempt on a case-by-case basis in some EU Member States if a specific defense exemption is granted).
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International hourly manufacturing compensation rate costs by country

Information on hourly manufacturing rate compensation costs for international employees by country in production manufacturing begins …

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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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Taking the pulse of EMS

While internal, defensive, cost-control issues dominated the companies’ reports; most firms also …
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Taiwan – India relations warming and soaring

Two giant Taiwan wafer OEM manufacturers, Taiwan Semi-Conductor and UMC established offices and customer service branches in India. For much of Taiwan business, the examples of these Taiwanese companies provide India…
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