SMTC Enhances Capabilities in San Jose
TORONTO, May 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (SMTX) (TSX:SMX) ("SMTC"), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, today announced that they have completed the integration of ZF Array and subsequent expansion at their San Jose manufacturing facility.
This expansion highlights SMTC's commitment in advancing their current manufacturing capabilities and development of new services offered to OEMs in California. SMTC now has advanced capabilities to offer such as dedicated prototyping lines, additional SMT capacity and state of the art testing technology. Also added to the facility is a new Class 10,000 Clean Room which will service the growing demand from medical device OEM's seeking controlled environment capabilities for final assembly and packaging services. SMTC has also introduced an In-Plant Store which allows current and new customers to leverage SMTC's supply chain and purchasing capabilities, ultimately allowing our OEM customers to bring products to market faster and more cost efficiently.
"These are exciting times for SMTC in San Jose, and with a new wave of innovation emerging in the valley, we are seeing growing interest from OEMs looking to develop and manufacture these complex products right here in the heart of Silicon Valley," said Joel Bustos, VP and GM of SMTC San Jose. "This next generation of innovative OEMs is leveraging SMTC's expertise in engineering and design so it can manufacture low volume development prototypes here in the Valley, with the option of low cost high volume production at one of our other global locations. We aim to become their virtual manufacturing partner and a key enabler in getting their product to market quickly and effectively."
SMTC's 65,000 square ft. center for excellence facility is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and operates with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO-13485:2003 certification and has achieved the FDB Licensing to manufacture Class 1 and 2 medical devices. This specialized technology center provides design expertise for proof of manufacturability and NPI into full production. The high mix, low to medium volumes 'Copy-Exact' facility services OEMs in the Western U.S. requiring low-cost North American manufacturing.
About SMTC Corporation: SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a global provider of flexible and customized electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and testing, enclosure fabrication, as well as design, engineering and supply chain management services. SMTC facilities span a broad footprint in Mexico, United States, Canada and China, with more than 1,875 full-time employees. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle, from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive approach to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies primarily within industrial, medical, computing and communication market segments.
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