LOGAN, UTAH -- When Blake Kirby first invested in Inovar, some 10 years ago, he “didn’t even know what contract manufacturing was.” Now president and COO of the EMS firm, Kirby recalls when he first saw the company, it was housed in a garage. The space was so small, the first SMT line the company purchased cleared the walls by a scant 4".
According to IBS, Cookson purchased an enterprise license for IBS's QSi system. Cookson has used the tools since 2001 to streamline document control and
resolve customer concerns. With the purchase of
the enterprise license, the software will now be used by 2,500 employees
across multiple divisions.
"We chose to implement the QSi System worldwide in order to standardize quality systems," said Adam Gorski, IT global vice president, Cookson Electronics/AMG. "The enterprise system will help us with systems integration globally, and allow us to communicate changes in documentation across all of our locations and coordinate rapid, consistent responses to customer concerns."
The Promoters Group will demonstrate the DIVA bi-directional technology next month and expects to release the specification by the end of 2008.
In addition to the transmission of uncompressed video and
audio data, DIVA technology embeds a reliable, high-speed bi-directional data
transmission channel to allow the consumer to locate, connect and control
various CE devices from a DIVA-enabled digital television (DTV). The DIVA interface purports to help streamline and simplify connections among various electronics devices, offering ease of connection and use. Leveraging a single interface, which integrates multimedia and data
communication, the DIVA standard promises to upgrade home networks to a new
level, making DTVs the center of the home entertainment network.
Today's digital interfaces are
point-to-point connections that are limited in their ability to accommodate a
network of devices. DIVA reportedly has
the ability to connect multiple source devices to multiple displays, to monitor
and control various digital home appliances from the TV in the living room, and
to organize various personal and mobile entertainment devices in the same home
The China Video
Industry Association has agreed to fully support the DIVA standard.
SAN JOSE -- Flextronics, the world's second-largest EMS company, reported record fourth quarter net sales on the integration of competitor Solectron.
For the period ended March 31, sales rose 66% year-over-year to $7.8 billion, while operating profit increased 86% to $263 million, and adjusted net income jumped 76% to $215 million. Including one-time charges, the company took a loss of $93 million, down from $121 million last year.