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Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) was recently recognized for its exemplary corporate governance performance during the recently held ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Golden Arrow Awards night organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
The company received the Three Golden Arrow award from ICD during the recognition night held last January 20, 2023. Such accolade is given to publicly-listed companies that have uplifted the quality of corporate governance disclosures. This celebration is both a milestone and a reminder for companies to continuously adhere and improve corporate governance practices.
ACGS aims to raise and maintain corporate governance in the region while helping improve investor perception, making companies at par with global standards, giving more access to financing, and strengthening stakeholder relationships, among others. ICD is a non-stock, not-for-profit organization dedicated to professionalizing corporate directorship and raising the corporate governance standards in the country.
Mark Wolfe, IPC
The role of electronic manufacturing services (EMS) companies is very often misunderstood. Some perspectives, however, are helpful to frame the question of what is on their minds, especially in the current global environment. EMS companies build products but they are not really “product” companies. While they may provide design services, the designs are still owned by their customers. As a result, they do not have the right to select or change components. In most cases, the EMS company will still be responsible for purchasing these components which are typically 70–90% of their cost to produce the end products. They also do not determine what volumes should be built.
Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC Education Foundation
The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) hosted its annual STEM Outreach Event over the course of two days at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 in San Diego, accommodating more than 550 students on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26. This was IPCEF’s largest event to date. The event created awareness of the many careers available in the electronics manufacturing industry and helped future talent engage and connect with industry professionals.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey talks with Kevin Domancich at Essemtec at electronica 2022 about the company integration within Nano Dimension and how the two companies have pioneered an exciting new end-to-end manufacturing solution that helps customers speed up production, cut costs, and keep their proprietary materials secure. In a world where time to market has become a priority consideration, this universal system has the potential to revolutionize the industry.