See the following link: http://www.edn.com/contents/images/20070927_eb_top100ems....

EMS stands for Electronic Manufacturing Service 

Here are the top-100 EMS providers world-wide. It's a pitty to see not much European companies on this list... please european government work on this item.

2007 Top 100 EMS
1. Hon Hai Precision
2. Flextronics
3. Asustek
4. Quanta Computer
5. Solectron
6. Sanmina-SCI
7. Jabil
8. Celestica
9. Inventec
10. TPV Technology
11. Wistron
12. BenQ
13. Elcoteq
14. Benchmark Electronics
15. Cal-Comp Electronics
16. Venture Corporation
17. Universal Scientific Industrial
18. Plexus
19. SIIX
20. Pemstar
21. Nam Tai Electronics
22. Jurong Technologies
23. Viasystems Group
24. Beyonics
25. Kimball Electronics Group
26. Elite Industrial Group
27. Alco Electronics
28. Hitachi OMD
29. Aeroflex
30. Zollner Elektronik
31. CEMS
32. .M-Flex
33. Wong's Electronics
34. Partnertech
35. GES International
36. Hana Microelectronics
37. Fabrinet
38. Integrated Microelectronics
39. CTS
40. WKK Technology
41. enics
42. Videoton
43. Surface Mount Technology
44. Suntron
45. Scanfil
46. Flash Electronics
47. Neways Electronics
48. Orient Semiconductor Electronics
49. Sinbon Electronics
50. Simclar Group
51. Kitron
52. SMTC
53. NOTE
54. Computime
55. BreconRidge
56. EPIC Technologies
57. VTech Communications
58. Vogt Electronics
59. COB Technologies
60. MC Assembly
61. DRS Laurel Technologies
62. LaBarge
63. Creation Technologies
64. Nu Visions Manufacturing
65. Saturn Electronics & Engineering
66. DDi
67. KeyTronic EMS
68. Mid-South Industries
69. Topscom
70. Sparton
71. Phoenix International
72. TT EMS
73. Sypris Electronics
74. SigmaTron International
75. Mack Technologies
76. ACT Electronics
77. Deswell Industries
78. Gul Technologies
79. Nortech Systems
80. Cofidur
81. The Morey Corporation
82. Micro Dynamics
83. Bulova Technologies
84. Victron
85. Columbia Tech
86. SMS Technologies
87. Raven Industries
88. Innova Electronics
89. Express Manufacturing
90. Applied Technical Services
91. Riverside Electronics
92. Trivirix
93. Circuit Service
94. HEI
95. IntriCon
96. EIT
97. Total Electronics
98. Microtek
99. Computrol
100. EI Microcircuits

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European challenge in the electronic industry

I have found a nice article for everyone interested in how Europe can train to be a leader in the electronic industry.


Check out this link: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&...=


The article is titled 'Cost Versus Quality - the Big Challenge for the European Electronics Manufacturing Industry'

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European chip sales growing fast, says SIA

LONDON — European sales of semiconductors continued to improve in the latter part of 2006, with the three-month moving average of sales for September to November up by 14.8 percent on the previous three months, outpacing all other regions according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Sales in Europe increased from an average of $3.2 billion a month during June to August to $3.68 billion for September to November, while those for the Americas region increased by 3.8 percent to $4 billion, with Japan increasing 8.6 percent to $4.25 billion and Asia Pacific also doing well growing by 12.9 percent to $10.8 billion.

Global sales of semiconductors reached $22.7 billion in November according to the SIA, an increase of 11.3 percent from the $20.4 billion in November 2005. Sales increased by 3.1 percent from the $22.0 billion reported in October.

For the first 11 months of 2006, worldwide semiconductor sales totaled $225.1 billion, an increase of 9.4 percent from the like period of 2005 when sales were $205.7 billion.

Europe also fared well for month-to-month sales, up 4 percent in November 2006 to $3.7 billion, while sales in the Americas region declined by 0.5 percent to $4 billion. Asia Pacific fared best, growing by 4.4 percent between October to November to reach $10.8 billion, with Japan showing a 2.6 percent rise to $4.25 billion.

However, Europe is still the poorest performer in 2006, with year to year sales to Novemmber only recording a growth of 4.3 percent to $3.7 billion, reflecting the a slow start to sales in 2006. Asia Pacific grew at the strongest pace, up 15 percent to $10.8 billion, with chip sales up 6.6 percent in the Americas to $4 billion.


Article link: http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml;jsessi...


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At which level is Europe's electronic Industry? And their manufacturing sites?

Check this link out: http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=27533

It is titled Foxconn to Sink $1B into Wuhan, China



It seems like we in Europe can dream about such investments in Electronic manufacturing plants. it is a pitty that there are no such big projects in Europe.


I am worried about the future of the economic situation in Europe especially in the world of electronics. When there a such huge investments in Asia the next investmenst are in R&D investments for Asia. So in long term everything is moving to those countries. They will be the leaders of tomorrow's technology.


Come on and stand up you over there European electronic wonder!

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4 Belgian Software companies in the Truffle100 Europe Listing

The Truffle100 Listing gives an overview of the most innovative, the companies with the most 'potential to grow'.


More information about this listing can be found on this website: http://www.truffle-venture.com


The belgian companies listed are:

26: Arinso International

36: LMS International

62: Artwork Systems

68: Ubizen


Congratulations guys.