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NPI Services Earns AS9100 Rev D Certification

NPI Services, Inc. recently passed its annual quality surveillance audits, including the transition audit to AS9100 Rev D, with ISO 9001:2015. NPI’s quality management system (QMS) has been ISO 9001 certified since October 2007, and AS9100 certified since January 2010. Our ISO 13485 QMS, effective since November 2013, also received a successful surveillance audit. Both reviews…

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OCBJ’s 2017 Top Women-Owned Businesses: NPI Services, Inc. Makes the List!

 The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) has added NPI Services, Inc. to its list of Largest Women-Owned Businesses of 2017. Established in 1998 by NPI President, Judy Greenspon, NPI’s corporate headquarters are based in Costa Mesa, California. Costa Mesa provides a central location for supporting the various bio-medical device startups and aerospace companies throughout Orange County,…

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Complex Circuit Boards Field Trip Wows STEM Pupils

NPI Services, Inc., TTM Technologies, and Samueli Academy partnered to give STEM students a tour of TTM’s state-of-the-art PCB fabrication process. The tour began with an informative presentation by Julie Ellis, BSEE, TTM Field Applications Engineer, and a featured speaker for IPC events. Julie did an amazing job explaining how to manufacture complex circuit boards for such products as computers,…

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Guide for Selecting Conformal Coating Solutions

When the design of a new PCB or electronic assembly is finished it’s time to consider conformal coating. The conformal coating (so-called because it conforms to the surface of the assembly) protects against hostile environmental conditions like humidity or abrasion. Such coatings are very cost-effective, and even if a design is not targeted for aerospace,…

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NPI Services, Inc. at MD&M West – Medical Technology & More!

As an Orange County based Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, NPI Services, Inc. will be exhibiting at our first trade show of 2017—MD&M West! NPI Services, Inc. (NPI) proudly includes medical technology (medtech) companies among our varied and valued clientele. At MD&M West, NPI will feature our electronic manufacturing services and PCB solutions that facilitate quick turn electronic assembly…

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Tangled up in Cable Assembly Issues? Connect with NPI Services, Inc.

Do you have a custom cable assembly or standard cable assembly requirement? NPI Services, Inc. provides full-turnkey and partial-turnkey services for all of your cable assembly needs. With a focus on quick-turn prototype and pre-production quantities, typical turn-times are one to two weeks. NPI Services supports cable assembly requirements for a wide-range of industries including:…

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What to Consider before Selecting Your Electronic Manufacturing Services Provider

  Many OEM’s understand the necessity to outsource their electronic manufacturing services. We have all heard these rudimentary facts countless times. Operating with an electronic manufacturing services company minimizes your fixed costs, allows your OEM to focus on its true core competencies, increases the quality of your product, maximizes your opportunity to be first to…

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Manufacturing for Space: Watch Out for “Asteroids” in Your Supply Chain

The space industry is generating a lot of buzz these days, from Scott Kelly’s return from his one-year mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to SpaceX’s latest mission. Technology with quality standards developed for government space and defense programs have launched an expanding commercial space industry. This new demand raises the question: What are the supply chain “asteroids”…

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Girl Scouts Exemplify Project Based Learning!

I’m proud to be a former Girl Scout and Founder of NPI Services, Inc., and felt so honored to be guest speaker with Mayor Jim Katapodis for the Huntington Beach Girl Scouts Silver Award Ceremony earlier this year. The highest honors for Girl Scouts are these Leadership Awards, designated Bronze, Silver, and Gold according to…

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NPI Helps Nepal See the Light to Rebuild

NPI Services sends our heartfelt sympathy to all the people of Nepal during this terrible tragedy. We join the international community in offering our support by donating solar lanterns with cell phone chargers. We hope our lanterns will shine some light on the extensive rebuilding efforts that the country will endure for quite some time.…

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Advancing the Ethernet of Things

Ubiquitous Ethernet technology has proven itself to be scalable and adaptable. With a focus on simplifying Ethernet networking to meet its customers’ needs for quicker TTM, lower-power equipment, and market-differentiating features, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation has announced the availability of two dual-port copper, four-layer PCB Gigabit Ethernet (GE) PHY reference designs based on its SimpliPHY™ VSC8502…

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“Hats Off!” to NPI Services Inc.’s Unique and Outstanding Clientele!

A great business needs great customers, and NPI Services, Inc. has always measured its success in terms of its customers. Customer satisfaction is an obvious benchmark of quality, and our commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations through fast, personal service with strategic quality and economic objectives has resulted in high marks. But it’s the quality of the customer…

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NPI Services Inc. Caters to Its Clients!

A favorite analogy that NPI Services, Inc. founder and president Judy Greenspon uses when invited to speak at educational events is that PCB fabrication and PCB assembly is like making a cake. You need all the right good quality ingredients in the correct amounts and proportions. Measure carefully, follow the recipe, have the ingredients at the right temperature,…

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It’s No Secret Service by NPI Services Inc. Thwarts Counterfeits!

The Secret Service was created in 1865 to prevent and investigate counterfeit U.S. currency. For clients of NPI Services, Inc., however, most concerns about counterfeiting center on electronic components. Counterfeit parts are unauthorized copies or substitutes knowingly misrepresented by a supplier in the supply chain. These include used parts misrepresented as new, parts that are mismatched…

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NPI Services, Inc. Exhibits at IEEE CLASTech 2014 Technical Symposium

The Hacienda Hotel near LAX in El Segundo once again finds the lucky attendees of CLASTECH 2014 feeding their love for the latest developments in RF and microwave technologies. Presented jointly by the local chapters of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and the Antennas and Propagation Society (APS), CLASTECH 2014 offers a choice of three sets of sessions, including two technical and one…

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NPI Services Receives Perfect Marks from AS9100 Rev. C, ISO 9001: 2008 & ISO 13485: 2003 Surveillance Audits

NPI Services, Inc. passed its annual quality surveillance audits for AS9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 last week with zero non-conformance issued. The audit team was led by NPI’s Technical Program Manager, Tien Ngo, and Production Manager, John Osowski. The auditors from NSF International stated: “We are impressed with the accessibility of files and traceability of…

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Peace Corps Director’s Visit Highlights New Opportunities for YOU!

NPI Services, Inc. Founder and President Judy Greenspon had a wonderful chat with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the reception following the Director’s presentation at Beach Auditorium at the CSULB Student Union on September 5, 2014. Judy especially enjoyed meeting with other local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who attended the presentation in the…

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What’s Ahead? NPI Services Weighs in on #NextList

NPI Services, Inc. serves innovation by providing services for high quality PCB prototypes using up-to-date technology and standards. In addition to the content on our company website, NPI Services’s Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ pages feature industry news pertinent to the current variety of prototyping and production needs of our clients. But tomorrow’s innovations…

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NPI Services Brings Project Management Expertise to Educators

Sharing project management expertise acquired in years of experience providing quickturn electronic prototypes, NPI Services Founder and President Judy Greenspon served as as a volunteer “critical friend” for educators participating in the Project-Based Learning (PBL) Institute in Science, held July 28th-31st at the Brandman University campus in Irvine. Provided by ScienceOC, partnering with the Buck Institute for…

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NPI Services Amps up Your Innovation Resources

New product innovation is a vital sign that is not so easy to monitor. Metrics of production using well-defined resources and outputs don’t translate well to the world of managing work-in-progress (WIP) in Research and Development (R&D). Mike Dalton, author of Simplifying innovation: Doubling Speed to Market and New Product Profits with Your Existing Resources,…

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NPI Services Gives Health and Medical Electronics Products a Six-Month Checkup

At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) in January, NPI Services founder Judy Greenspon paid special attention to the many medical, health, and fitness electronics, in part because the latest certification at NPI Services, Inc., ISO 13485, enables production of medical devices in addition to NPI’s long-established history of doing medical device prototypes.…

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FDA Eases the Way for New Product Development

Developers of new products have been wary of health-related applications, because if their applications are considered to be medical devices, time to market may be adversely affected by the regulatory process. “Medical devices are those items that are used in diagnosing, treating, mitigating, preventing or curing disease or conditions in humans. If you look at…

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NPI Services is Supporting the Medical Market with ISO 13485:2003 Electronic Manufacturing Services

Do your medical electronic products require compliance with ISO 13485:2003? Now you can experience NPI’s quick turnkey solutions for your medical electronic prototypes with the ease of one purchase order. Whether you require full or partial turnkey, NPI’s years of R&D and low volume production experience can help you get your medical products to market…

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NPI Services, Inc. and The Big Commencement

Recently, NPI Services has participated in a goodly number of University of California events, particularly in sciences and engineering at UC Irvine. The first three weeks of June have seen ARCS Scholar Anne Kelly of the Earth System Science Department at UCI defend her California-focused doctoral thesis, “Climate controls on ecosystem range, biomass, and water…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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ISO 13485 Certification…NPI’s Newest Frontier! (August 29, 2013)

NPI’s President, Judy Greenspon (center), one of several BIOCOM Expo judges, meets an exhibitor to discuss their medical technology NPI’s ISO 13485 certification is in its final stage of approval. The medical industry continues to grow rapidly, fueled by ever increasing advances in technology. Start-up medical device and diagnostic manufacturers in need of prototype development…

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Have Requirements for Chemical Testing? Call NPI Services! (August 28, 2013)

Chemical testing (WEEE/RoHS testing) is now offered by NPI Services. It’s an effective way to ensure product environmental compliance and to gain a better understanding of both your materials and processes. NPI’s chemical testing services include elemental analysis, molecular analysis, and surface analysis of contamination. The following is a list of equipment utilized in performing the various…

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Quick Turn Prototype Assemblies in an “NPI Minute” – Now That’s FAST! (June 26, 2013)

How does NPI do it?  Out of stock, long lead-time components will not just ruin your day, but absolutely kill your delivery schedule. Meet Critical Prototype Release Dates with Service in an “NPI Minute”            Let’s look at what you typically DON’T get from our competition in such situations, to start with, an alternate source solution! …

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AWS D17.1 Aerospace Fusion Welding, Quick Turn Precision Machining? Call NPI Services (May 22, 2013)

NPI Services, Southern California’s premier quick turn prototype/high mix/low volume EMS provider, recently expanded its precision machining service to include AWS D17.1 aerospace fusion welding. AWS D17.1 certification encompasses both groove and fillet welds.Class A full penetration groove welds for flight hardware require the highest level of nondestructive examination (NDE) to meet D17.1 standards. Visual…

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How Does Your Company Account for Prototype Development Costs? (May 2, 2013)

Another indirect benefit to working with NPI is outsourcing the cost of complying with the Sarbanes Oxley accounting requirement. When prototype development costs are procured with internal resources, the material and its excesses are part of an inventory system that requires warehouse facilities, stock room personnel, quarterly cycle counts and depreciation. All of which can…

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NPI Responds with New Service for Customer Brassboard Needs (April 25, 2013)

NPI Services now offers brassboard assembly for proof of design/concept requirements. Long before the invention of PC’s and circuit simulation software, brassboarding was, and still is today, a primary method of determining the feasibility of an intended product in an out-of-the-laboratory testing environment. Once technical and operational data is gathered from brassboard testing, engineering can…

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NPI Extends R&D Prototype Services to UCI Engineering Faculty and Students (March 11, 2013)

Last week NPI hosted UCI Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Professor and Chairman Michael Green and CEO Round Table Executive Director, Goran Matijasevic for a tour of the facility and presentation on NPI’s turnkey services. NPI will support UCI research engineers on Prototype Turnkey Services. NPI founder, Judy Greenspon also supports UCI Engineers as an…

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University of California Irvine Guest Lecture: Harnessing Your Energy to Achieve with Judy Greenspon, NPI SERVICES (January 24, 2013)

Judy Greenspon built NPI Services from the ground up and offers her perspectives on the keys to success. This is a special presentation of the “Foundations of Leadership” series. Light refreshments will be served. All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend – Light refreshments will be served. Judy Greenspon built NPI from the ground up…

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Code Blue! Code Blue! (January 16, 2013)

When a startup medical company experienced problems in producing their next generation of products, they immediately called upon NPI Services to resuscitate their critical care devices and bring them back to life. NPI was contracted to build product under severe time constraints and demanding medical product specifications. Erik Dieckhoff, NPI’s Business Development Manager handling the…

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NPI Adds New Test Services (November 26, 2012)

NPI’s core electronic services, PCB Design, PCB fab, kitting, assembly, has been strengthened with the inclusion of addition test capabilities. Supplementing NPI’s existing test service offering of functional and power-up testing, will be environmental and analytical test capabilities. Added will be HALT/HASS, Vibration/Thermal, Humidity and a numerous other environmental and analytical test services. Environmental test…

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The CHALLENGES of a Down Economy (November 21, 2012)

NPI Services, specializing in supporting R&D prototypesand low volume production requirements, is committed to growing its customer base. In an effort to meet that goal, NPI has added Erik Dieckhoff to its Business Development team. Erik, a former National Sales Manager and known entity in the electronic component industry, built his reputation on exceptional customer…

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NPI Receives Perfect Score in AS9100 Rev. C / ISO 9001: 2008 Re-certification Audit (November 1, 2012)

NPI recently finished their three day AS9100 Rev. C / ISO 9001: 2008 re-certification audit on October 3, 2012 with zero non-conformances issued during the audit.  The key strengths of the NPI quality management system noted by the auditor were the company’s AQMS documentation and traceability records. NPI first received AS9100 certification in January 2010…

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