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Hyperscale Data Centers Benefit from Electronic Manufacturing Services Providers

Data centers must guarantee service continuity while upgrading technology for faster network speed, improved power efficiency and increased storage capacity. Some “hyperscale” data centers have chosen Electronic Manufacturing Services companies to help them upgrade and expand. Read more in German..

Real-time Supply Chain Management for Industry 4.0

Global supply chains for complex products have components manufactured in multiple different countries, sub-assemblies in others & finished products in yet another location. In this article learn how Industry 4.0 has been applied to provide visibility and control reducing risk in managing complex, global supply chains. Read more..

EMS Companies Now Provide More Technology and Design Services

Dietmar Guenther, executive vice president of Sanmina, explains to eeNews Europe how Sanmina provides value to customers with design services and advanced technology.
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Industry 4.0 Technologies Address Challenges of Class III Medical Device Manufacturing

Machine-to-machine communication, cyber-physical systems & cloud computing are enabling the advanced automation required to overcome complex production challenges when manufacturing millions of Class III Medical Devices.
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Sanmina’s Culture A Template For Medtech Growth

Med Device Online‘s editor profiles Sanmina’s successful path to growth in medical device contract manufacturing.
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Industry 4.0 in Highly Regulated Medical Device Factory

Srivats Ramaswami describes in CXO Insights how 42Q is successfully implementing Industry 4.0 principles for a customer in the highly regulated medical device sector.
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Sanmina Taking a Lead Role in the Automotive Sector

The automotive industry has been changing and developing rapidly over the last few years. CIE editor, Amy Wallington talks to Bernd Enser, vice president, GlobalAutomotive Business, about how Sanmina has taken a significant role in the industry to drive innovation in this area. Read more..


Cloud-Based MES: The Effort to Empower Small Manufacturers

It can sometimes seem like the small manufacturer is getting buried underneath larger competitors. Yet, many of today’s advances in manufacturing technology, like cloud MES (Manufacturing Execution System) are making it possible for small and medium size manufacturers to improve their operations. Read more…


Industry 4.0 & IIoT Impact on Supply Change Management: Hype vs. Reality

While automation and robotics are the most visible aspects of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, these initiatives are making an impact on supply chain management by increasing global manufacturing visibility and improving demand management flexibility.
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State of the Art Radar Systems Design

Thales and Sanmina collaborate to develop an enhanced version of APAR (Active Phased
Array Radar) to support the CSC (Canadian Surface Combatant) ships. Read more from Canadian Defence Review …


Expanding Business Models of Contract Manufacturers Improve OEM Profitability

When people think of contract manufacturers (CMs), many think of them as companies who simply build products as specified by the OEM. The reality is contract manufacturing companies have significantly evolved in the past decade, developing advanced technology and managing global supply chains for some of the most respected Fortune 500 companies. Read more…


Managing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Challenges in LED Luminaire Design

Today’s luminaires are often complicated lighting systems and have a wide range of applications from in-home luminaires and retail to very high power outdoor lighting. This causes several challenges in both design and manufacturing.  Gelston Howell, Senior Vice President at Sanmina explains how to manage some of these design, manufacturing and supply chain challenges by using examples. Read more…


Sanmina’s Purchasing and Supply Chain Strategies Evolve

OEM customers are looking to the EMS provider to manage purchasing of commodity components and to help manage supply chain risk. The EMS business is a lot different than it was 20 years ago, according to Tom Pendergrass, vice president of customer supply chains for Sanmina, based in San Jose, Calif. Read more…


New Business Model for Data Center Expansion

Expanding an existing data center infrastructure is a different challenge compared with architecting and building a center from the ground up. An existing data center needs to be operational 24/7, and hardware expansion needs to take place seamlessly without interrupting services. Read more…


Solder Joint Reliability Assessment for a High Performance RF Ceramic Packages

The prediction of long term solder joint reliability (SJR) of microelectronic devices continues to challenge the packaging industry, particularly with the introduction of lead-free materials.This study provides an overview of the solder joint reliability assessment. Read more…


Surface Mount Technology Advancements in 2015

Sanmina’s VP of Process Technology Development, Mulugeta Abtew, reviews the latest surface mount technology advances for 2014 and 2015, based on increasing signal transmission speeds and device pin counts.
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Manufacturing Automation – Deciding If It Makes Sense

SMT Editor Richard Ayes recently asked Gelston Howell, senior vice president at Sanmina, to provide perspective on the state of manufacturing automation.
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Pushing the Boundaries for Automotive Electronics

Sanmina’s facility in Tatabanya, Hungary takes on the challenge of manufacturing today’s highly complex automotive electronics.
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Conflict Free Compliance

Sanmina’s VP of Supply Chain, Craig Hebrink, provides insight into how OEMs and EMS companies are working together to improve conflict mineral reporting.
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Automotive World

Bernd Enser, Sanmina’s VP of Global Automotive, spoke to Automotive World about how OEMs can work with EMS providers to integrate new electronics, connectivity and safety features in cars without compromising safety. Read more…


EDA Café DesignCon Interview

In this video interview Brian Nelson delves into the latest technology advancements in high speed backplanes. Read more…


Buyers Vary Strategy to Mitigate Counterfeit Risk

Troy Hiner, Vice President of Supply Chain, talks with Electronics 360 about materials sourcing and how Sanmina monitors independent component distributors with parts inspections, testing programs and special anti-counterfeit agreements. Read more…


Packaging: Optical and RF Innovation

Our VP of RF and Optical Engineering, John Pokinko, provides his perspectives on high speed optical, RF and electronic micropackaging, signal integrity and thermal design. Read more…


Product Lifecycle Management Tools

Sundar Kamath from Sanmina and three other executives share their experience of introducing product lifecycle management software and methods into their company. Read more…


Excellence in Supplier Management

At electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Sanmina, suppliers need to do more than build high quality components. Read more…


Technology and Services Drive EMS Growth

Sanmina’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Gelston Howell, was asked what will drive the EMS market in the US, Canada and Mexico over the next five years. Read more…


Material Selection for Machining

Greg Thompson, VP of engineering at Sanmina talks about how new alloys, plastics and ceramics are being machined for a wide variety of medical devices. Read more…


Cover Story, PCB Design Magazine: Key Factors Influencing Laminate Selection for Todays PCBs

Recently, there has been a flurry of new and promising high speed laminate materials entering the market. Sanmina’s Steve Iketani and Brian Nelson offer their insights on these new materials. Read more…


5 Ways to Turn a Medical Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

One of the greatest challenges a medical OEM faces is how to build a supply chain that meets and maintains ISO 13485 standards. Read more…


EE Times Europe – Medical Design Trends

“Nearly 50 percent of new medical devices being developed have a requirement to embed telehealth functionality,” explains Greg Thompson, VP of Engineering for Sanmina’s Medical divison. Read more…


Evertiq – Finnish Innovation Alive and Kicking

In this article, Harri Nasanen, Program Manager at Sanmina’s facility in Haukipudas, Finland, discusses the manufacturing partnership with Uros, the creator of the Goodspeed device. Read more…


iConnect007 – IPC/APEX 2013 – San Diego, California

In this sit down video interview, Brian Nelson of Sanmina explains the potential issues companies can face when dealing with hybrid PCBs manufactured with different types of laminates. Indeed, hybrids are becoming more mainstream, but each new combination of materials is an entirely new entity that must be tested and certified. Watch the interview . . .


Real Time at IPC/APEX 2013 – The Ins and Outs of Technology Roadmaps

Interconnect Technology Analysis, Jack Fisher, hosts a candid roundtable discussion exploring how technology roadmaps serve multiple purposes in the industry. Sanmina’s Dale Kersten, Vice President of Engineering, discusses the various sides of roadmaps. Read more…


PCB007 — DesignCon 2013 – Santa Clara, California

Andy Shaughnessy of PCB007 talks with Brian Nelson, Manager, PCB New Product Introduction at Sanmina during DesignCon. The video interview discusses issues customers face every day and ways to effectively utilize a fabricators’ years of manufacturing experience. Watch the discussion…


Electronic Specifier Design – January 2013 – Europe

Electronic Specifier Design – January 2013 – Europe In any design project, there are typically five critical components in the design. These are the components that create 80% of the problems in getting to market because they are typically expensive, unique, complex and/or require long lead times to acquire. Read more…


Automotive Technical Presentation – Electronica 2012

Bernd Enser, Director of Quality & Operational Excellence EMEA, Global Automotive, discusses his presentation entitled “Thermal caused damage mechanism for electronic components / assemblies and its prevention. Watch presentation . . .


Customer Testimonial – Uros VP of Operations

Vice President of Operations for Uros explains to EMSNow why Sanmina was the clear choice to manufacture the Goodspeed product in Europe. Watch the testimonial…


Solar Power World — Five Ways to Turn Solar Supply Chain Into A Competitive Advantage

Design engineers are charged with creating the most innovative designs, at the cheapest prices, as fast as possible. Here are five ways solar design engineers leverage the supply chain to turn out projects through the process of new product introduction (NPI) and scale to volume production smoothly. Read more…


Solar Power World — Taking Solar Products from NPI Into Volume Production

Going into volume production on a global basis means leveraging the assets and expertise of a manufacturing partner when your company may not have the in-house capability and capacity and resources. Read more…


EEWeb Puts the Spotlight on Sanmina Engineering

Robi Thomas, Technical Leader of Hardware Engineering at Sanmina, is the July 2012 Featured Engineer. Sanmina holds hundreds of patents in numerous technologies including PCBA materials, fabrication technique and is constantly innovating in process and capabilities. Read more…


Chatting with Sanmina at Intersolar 2012 – Written by Kathleen Zipp

One of the major decisions solar companies must make as they design new products is: how will this be manufactured? At Intersolar North America 2012 in San Francisco, I chatted with Sanmina Corporation who said it can help. Sanmina is a manufacturing solutions company that makes complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products. Read more…


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