NPI Services and T3G Conflict Minerals Compliance

The first reports for calendar year 2013 for compliance with the Conflict Minerals Law (AKA The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) are due at the end of this month, May 31, 2014. Although a U.S. Appellate Court has recently ruled that a provision requiring companies to report publicly whether their products use conflict minerals…


Part Number 10392423 Calls Foul!

What is true for every endeavor is especially true for a quick turn electronic assembly business, — quality matters. Certifications and standards, policies and procedures are all in place to minimize mistakes. A few days ago, The Orange County Register featured Bill Vlasic’s article in The New York Times called “An Engineer’s Eureka Moment with a G.M.…

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Come See NPI at the 2014 Space Tech Expo!

The third annual Space Tech Expo is gearing up to be the biggest and best ever, and NPI wants to see you there! The top west coast B2B event for space-related technologies, this year’s expo will include the latest in space suits, space vehicle systems, materials, and plenty more. Debuting this year alongside Space Tech…

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NPI Kickstarting Seriously Fun Project at UCI Khine Lab (March 5, 2014)

Research at the Khine Laboratory @UCIEngineering has branched into numerous and diverse applications based upon pre-stressed thermoplastic. The remarkable Michelle Khine, PhD, gives great credit for her research path to her favorite childhood toy, Shrinky Dinks!  In Khine’s nanotechnology lab, graduate students have created fun Inventor Kits for kids, helping them use their natural curiosity…


NPI Services Certified WBE (February 28, 2014)

  We are pleased to announce that NPI Services, Inc. has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Supplier Clearinghouse for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission (whew!). Of course, NPI Services, Inc. has always been a woman-owned business, but undertaking the rigorous process to become a…

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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…