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According to a recent report by Frost & Sullivan, the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market in Eastern Europe will grow from about $9 billion in 2006 to nearly $24 billion in 2013*. This is not a surprise. Eastern Europe has a culture and infrastructure conducive to volume manufacturing and EMS companies have been established there […]
The founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, defined reputation as: “What people say about you when you have left the room.” Reputation is important to an individual – it is vital to a company.
Companies can invest millions in developing a positive reputation over the years but it can be destroyed in a matter of […]
This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had a good start with a trend to record breaking visitor attendance.
Mobile advertising and commercial opportunities are the hot topics and many of the top players focusing on this. Nokia’s initiative has created a Carrier Grade Media network that scales mobile advertising for the operator community. This could […]
India offers many opportunities in the area of design and is still one of the most cost-competitive destinations for design and manufacturing. It has been shown that total cost of ownership can be reduced and the manufacturing process optimized if the design of a product takes place in conjunction with the team involved in its […]
India is one of the fastest growing markets with sizeable growth potential. Mobile phone production revenue is expected to reach $13.6 billion by 2011 from $4.9 billion in 2006, a CAGR of 26.6 percent. The growth in production will be driven mainly by the expanding mobile subscriber base in India and favorable local government policies […]
Product innovations need to be realized quickly before new technology renders them obsolete and the total product cycle - design to manufacture - must be improved to gain the required quality at reasonable cost. Early partnership between design and manufacturing is proving to be very effective in shortening the product development cycle. Continuous feedback and […]
With mounting pressure from all sides of the supply chain, the mobile handset business is at the cusp of a major evolution in its design and manufacturing approach to keep the industry moving forward. The electronic manufacturing services (EMS) companies who design and manufacture mobile phones, and the mobile phone OEMs, can better adapt to […]
The term “system integration” is widely used, but basically just means the process of integrating a group of interacting, interrelated, or independent elements into a complex whole. It means putting together the complete product, ready to be shipped to the end customer. Besides the physical assembly and testing of a product, it includes other value-added […]
As EMS companies have become more involved in design and increased their R&D efforts, they have started to work on advanced miniaturization technologies and different component packaging methods. One method to improve TCO and solve some of the design challenges for multifunctional phones is to use modules instead of discrete components.
The module approach offers many […]
DFx, or design for x, is the value added service of instituting best practices in the design stage to improve x, where x is desirable attributes such as manufacturability, assembly, and test. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) involves the entire supply chain and its management. Since electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies have been involved in […]« Previous Entries