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  • SigmaTron Source Q1 2024
    Sigmatron First Quarter 2024_Page_1 This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source discusses ways the Chihuahua, Mexico facility is diversifying its business base and implementing innovative process technology to support specialized ... read more
    Published on 2024-03-28
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2023
    Sigmatron Fourth Quarter 2023_Page_1 This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source looks at ways that its facilities collaborate on best practices. New equipment investments in its Elk Grove Village, ... read more
    Published on 2023-12-13
  • SigmaTron Source Q3 2023
    Sigmatron Third Quarter 2023_Page_1This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source discusses the Tijuana, Mexico facility’s in-house fixturing capability, development of automated inspection capability for products using legacy technology in ... read more
    Published on 2023-09-25
  • SigmaTron Source Q2 2023
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source recognizes the contributions of Dan Camp and discusses organizational changes that are taking place in the Acuna, Mexico facility in conjunction with his retirement. The Chihuahua, Mexico facility’s ISO 13485 certification, equipment additions and integration of the Tango MES in its production area ... read more
    Published on 2023-06-13
  • SigmaTron Source Q1 2023
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source includes a Q&A interview with SigmaTron’s new President of EMS Operations John Sheehan. Materials trends, expanding capabilities in SigmaTron’s Tijuana and Acuna, Mexico facilities, and an ESD study in the Chihuahua, Mexico facility are also discussed. Read the full issue here. ... read more
    Published on 2023-03-21
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2022
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source looks at investments that have been made in the Elk Grove Village (EGV), IL facility; planned organizational changes in IT; and updates to the SCORE customer portal. Continuous improvement initiatives and warehouse expansion in the Acuna, Mexico facility are also discussed. Read the full ... read more
    Published on 2022-12-15
  • SigmaTron Source Q3 2022
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source looks at investments being made in the Chihuahua, Mexico facility to support a broader customer base focus. Materials challenges and solutions from both a supply chain and program management focus are also discussed. Read the full issue here. ... read more
    Published on 2022-09-19
  • SigmaTron Source Q2 2022
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source looks at the Union City, CA team’s BGA rework/reballing services and Industry 4.0 enhancements to the Tijuana, Mexico facility’s production lines. Links to SigmaTron’s latest whitepapers are also provided. Read the full issue here. ... read more
    Published on 2022-06-08
  • SigmaTron Source Q1 2022
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source introduces Wagz Inc.’s team and product. Additionally, it discusses ways that longer-term the Wagz team’s expertise may help SigmaTron customers needing IoT “go to market” consulting and support services. The issue also looks at ways IT improvements are helping SigmaTron’s team work smarter. ... read more
    Published on 2022-03-29
  • SigmaTron Source Q4 2021
    This quarter’s issue of the SigmaTron Source looks at changes in our executive management team, Lean Six Sigma projects in our Suzhou, PRC and Tijuana, Mexico facilities and a recent trade press article. Read the full newsletter here. ... read more
    Published on 2021-12-16
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Articles

  • PIP vs. PTH for Connectors
    PIP In a perfect world, the electronics industry would have migrated to 100% SMT by now. Unfortunately, for some products through-hole remains a required technology. In particular, through-hole connectors are often preferred over ... read more
    Published on 2024-05-02
  • Ensuring Supply Chain Quality
    Supply Chain The benefit of outsourcing to an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider goes beyond its manufacturing capabilities and expertise. Outsourcing leads to the EMS provider supporting management of the ... read more
    Published on 2024-05-02
  • Best Practices in Flex Circuit Assembly
    Flex circuits Electronics are permeating virtually every aspect of our lives. One reason has been the ability to improve user experiences with products that are small and easy-to-use. The ability to populate ... read more
    Published on 2024-03-04
  • Driving Quality Within the Supply Chain
    Quality Supply Chain Use of Lean manufacturing philosophy and Lean Six Sigma tools have contributed to SigmaTron International’s quality and production teams achieving superior levels of quality, particularly within assembly operations. ... read more
    Published on 2024-03-01
  • The Benefits of Internal Benchmarking
    Benchmarking Benchmarking is an integral part of any continuous improvement strategy. There are typically three types of benchmarking: cross-industry, competitive and internal. Cross-industry benchmarking looks at similar processes in different industries and often delivers ... read more
    Published on 2024-01-15
  • Cost Savings Make More Fixtures Feasible
    3D Fixturing One thing OEMs agree on universally is that none of them like non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges. However, when implemented as part of new product introduction (NPI), custom tooling, ... read more
    Published on 2023-11-08
  • Compliance Reporting Requirements Evolving
    Electronics Sourcing (1) Outsourcing electronics manufacturing used to be focused on identifying the best manufacturing partner in a location that provided a cost or proximity advantage. Today, manufacturing expertise ... read more
    Published on 2023-11-08
  • Industry 4.0 and Secondary Assembly
    Industry 4.0 CA article One of the first lessons in quality management is the difference between quality assurance and quality control. Quality assurance focuses on eliminating defect opportunities before they ... read more
    Published on 2023-09-07
  • Linking Legacy Equipment/Processes to a Real-Time MES
    IT and Lean-1 The visual factory has come a long way since the concept was introduced, moving from production status viewable by walking the factory floor to a comprehensive collection of ... read more
    Published on 2023-06-30
  • Are You Using the Right Level of ESD Protection?
    The need for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is drilled into production workers from day one in most electronics manufacturing facilities and multiple layers of protection are typically used. The team at SigmaTron’s facility in Chihuahua, Mexico, recently studied what types of packaging and processes provide the most value in ... read more
    Published on 2023-05-05
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