Welcome!

News Feed Item

Flextronics Celebrates Silicon Valley Product Innovation Center Expansion And Recognition As One Of America's Best Plants

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to  commemorate the company's expanded Silicon Valley Product Innovation Center (PIC) in Milpitas, California. More than 200 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the official unveiling of the expanded center. The event took place only days after IndustryWeek announced that the Milpitas facility had been honored as one of its 2013 Best Plants in America. Additional information on this prestigious award can be found at: http://www.industryweek.com/iw-best-plants/2013-iw-best-plants-winner-flextronics-partner-manufacturing-excellence

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/SF48135)

As announced last year, the Center has the most advanced 3D plastic printing, Surface Mount Technology (SMT), X-ray and test equipment in the Silicon Valley to support major industries in bringing innovative products to market rapidly. Flextronics also has dedicated customer-confidential work spaces that include increased security and restricted access to protect its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customer's intellectual property and confidentiality of new products being launched into the marketplace.

Today, the Company unveiled its most recent enhancements to the PIC, including the modernization of all production line equipment, the addition of 3D metal printing, and the development of a workspace for Lab IX, Flextronics' new startup accelerator program. Lab IX is working with the next generation of hardware startup companies and innovators, helping them take their disruptive technologies from prototype to manufacturing. Flextronics has also enhanced the Center's microelectronics packaging, assembly process technologies, created a reliability and failure analysis lab and created a dedicated automation applications team. Its new co-innovation lab, organized around technology convergence trends, leverages the latest technologies, platforms and components to help Flextronics customers rapidly innovate and design products from concept to mass production, frequently exceeding their time-to-market expectations.

"We have invested more than $40 million dollars to date in this 600,000 square-foot campus that supports major industries in bringing innovative products to market rapidly in a confidential environment," said Mike McNamara, CEO of Flextronics. "Our investment in this facility underscores our commitment to our customers' success and providing end to end supply chain solutions that enable and scale innovation."

As the leading new product introduction and supply chain solutions company in the Silicon Valley for more than 15 years, the Product Innovation Center in Milpitas currently provides services to more than 100 OEMs from start-ups to multi-billion dollar organizations.

"Flextronics' Silicon Valley Product Innovation Center has provided us with best-in-class, end-to-end supply chain capabilities; the ability to rapidly source material, and build both PCBA and enclosure prototypes, is a tremendous benefit to helping us achieve operational excellence," said Vonnie French, vice president of Supply Chain Operations at Palo Alto Networks, who addressed attendees at the event.

"GO-Biz is excited that Flextronics is continuing their statewide expansion further bolstering their operation base in California," said deputy director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Leslie McBride who attended the event.  "Our team will continue to work with Flextronics during their expansion and GO-Biz looks forward to helping this world leading company grow in the Golden State."   

About Flextronics

Flextronics is a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets, including data networking, telecom, enterprise computing and storage, industrial, capital equipment, appliances, automation, medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, mobile, computing and other electronic product categories. Flextronics is an industry leader with more than $24 billion in annualized sales, generated from helping its customers design, build, ship, and service their products through an unparalleled network of facilities in more than 30 countries and across four continents. Flextronics' service offerings and vertically integrated component technologies optimize customer supply chains by lowering costs, increasing flexibility, and reducing time-to-market. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @flextronics.

Renee Brotherton

Kevin Kessel

Corporate Communications

Investor Relations

1(408) 576-7189

1 (408) 576-7985

[email protected] 

[email protected]

SOURCE Flextronics

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds – to build agile development environments...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus intern...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs ofte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Systena America will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Systena Group has been in business for various software development and verification in Japan, US, ASEAN, and China by utilizing the knowledge we gained from all types of device development for various industries including smartphones (Android/iOS), wireless communication, security technology and IoT serv...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search and...
The 21st International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Carbonite will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Carbonite protects your entire IT footprint with the right level of protection for each workload, ensuring lower costs and dependable solutions with DoubleTake and Evault.
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs oft...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...