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Flex recently received the Diamond Award, the highest recognition Lenovo presents to select global suppliers and partners, for the delivery of high quality, on time, innovative support and outstanding services.
This is the second time Flex has been honored with the Diamond Award, with only a handful distributed each year among thousands of suppliers. Flex provides Lenovo with a range of services including Sketch-to-Scale® solutions, build-to-order and configure-to-order operations, high volume manufacturing, logistics, and direct distribution across eight facilities around the world.
“We are very proud of our long-standing, strategic partnership with Lenovo, and what we’ve achieved together creating high-performance PCs, phones, and servers,” said Doug Britt, business group president at Flex. “Flex is honored to receive the Diamond Award, as recognition of our focus on delivering services and solutions that consistently exceed customer expectations.”
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World®. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit flex.com.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
Apart from the design and manufacturing of flex printed circuits, a critical challenge that needs attention is assembly. Their flexible nature requires specific strategies for paste printing, chip mounting, soldering—whether reflow, wave, or hand—and rework/repair processes. Which is why the June 2018 issue of SMT007 Magazine looks into the many challenges in flex circuit assembly and highlight some of the strategies, techniques and best practices to help assemblers deal with flex circuit issues.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
At this year’s CES, they announced the launch of an extended reality (XR) reference design for the next generation of XR headsets. As the “sketch-to-scale” solutions provider, as they describe themselves, that designs and builds “intelligent products for a connected world,” they have now introduced an augmented reality (AR or, as we now call it, XR) reference design to reduce time to market for companies wishing to make and market XR devices.
Zohair Mehkri, David Geiger, Anwar Mohammed, and Murad Kurwa, Flex
There are several materials that are available for 3D printing for various engineering uses. Various vendors offer over hundreds of different materials that are either specific to an application or to a specific desired characteristic. For this study, eight materials that are regularly used for engineering applications were evaluated and characterized to determine which can be used in PCB processes.