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Electronic Prototype Assembly…NOT for Every CM (November 21, 2013)

When it comes to production of electronic based consumer products, volume contract manufacturers (CMs) are the “go-to” solution for many companies today. By “turning-on-the-switch” of their volume production lines, such CMs can manufacture tens to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of electronic assemblies per month. Market pricing pressures, however, restrict CMs to razor-thin margins,…

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NPI Sponsors ARCS® Scholar Peyton Paulick (November 20, 2013)

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Peyton Paulick NPI’s continuing support of education to foster excellence in science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship has reached a new level in its sponsorship of ARCS® Scholar Peyton Paulick. Since the early days of the “space race” 55 years ago, the ARCS® Foundation has presented achievement awards to college scientists, to help them stay…

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From DC to Light (OK, 20GHz for sure) – You’ll Find NPI Services! (November 1, 2013)

  With a focus on Antenna and Microwave Technology, last week’s annual CLASTECH Symposium and Exhibition (presented by the IEEE Coastal LA Section), was a perfect forum for NPI to exhibit its capabilities. Attending and exhibiting at the CLASTECH Symposium highlights NPI’s commitment in supporting all R&D prototype designs, regardless of where they fall within…

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Accelerate R&D Prototyping with SOLUTION Based Assembly (October 10, 2013)

For R&D builds, nothing frustrates program management more than hearing a contract manufacturer (CM) say: “Prototype delivery will be 8-10 weeks…component lead-times”, or worse: “Can’t identify items on the BOM, part numbers are incomplete.” Many production CMs’ purchasing departments excel at volume runs with clean BOMs, but fall short when faced with the challenges of…

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Experience the Benefits of Working with an AS9100 Certified Supplier (September 27, 2013)

NPI Services, an AS9100 Rev. C certified WOSB, successfully passed its annual surveillance audit conducted last week. The auditor noted: NPI’s processes are well documented and its proprietary Quality Management System (QMS) is impressive. One clear reason is the ease and accessibility of documents. Why does this auditor’s observation greatly benefit NPI’s customers? Simply, NPI’s…

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Want MAXIMUM Profits? Quick Turn Assembly Matters. (September 25, 2013)

Undoubtedly you’ve heard the phrase, “Time is Money.” It applies to all in business today. But as new technologies quickly develop, and with them new products, another phrase is just as relevant: Time is Market Share and Maximum Profit! For newly developed products, when manufacturing is outsourced, an electronic contract manufacturer (CM) can make or break your expected financial return.…