Solectron to Manufacture the Personal Internet Communicator Introduced by AMD
–Solectron’s manufacturing and supply chain services used to manufacture new Personal Internet Communicator–
MUMBAI, India --
Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, announced today that it has been chosen to manufacturer the Personal Internet Communicator (PIC), a new consumer device that was developed and designed by AMD. The PIC was developed to provide affordable computing and Internet access in high-growth markets, with the goal of providing 50 percent of the world’s population with Internet access and computing capabilities by the year 2015.
Under the global agreement, Solectron is supplying complete product manufacturing and assembly, testing and product distribution for several markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Solectron will initially provide services through its manufacturing plant in Guadalajara, Mexico, which was recently nominated as a finalist for Mexico’s National Quality Awards for its use of Lean manufacturing techniques.
Based on Solectron’s long experience collaborating with OEM customers and its industry-leading Lean Six Sigma manufacturing model, the company offers the ability for customers to operate a streamlined global supply chain that is extremely responsive to changes in unit and geographic demand while maintaining a value-added, high-volume production process.
“Solectron’s efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing and supply chain services enable product to be distributed in initial regions targeted with the PIC,” said Gino Giannotti, vice president of Value Platforms at AMD. “Continued collaboration will see rapid distribution of the PIC helping to make computing and Internet access available to consumers in high growth markets and work toward the goal of making these communications capabilities available to 50 percent of the world by 2015.”
AMD announced today at a press conference in Mumbai, India, that it will initially offer the PIC in India, Mexico and the Caribbean region.
“The Personal Internet Communicator is a significant global collaboration between Solectron, AMD and other leading industry partners,” said Marty Neese, Solectron executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Account Management. “It demonstrates Solectron’s ability to respond to the needs of our OEM customers wherever those needs might be with effective, high-quality services.”
) provides a full range of worldwide manufacturing and integrated supply chain services to the world’s premier high-tech electronics companies. Solectron’s offerings include new-product design and introduction services, materials management, product manufacturing, and product warranty and end-of-life support. The company is based in Milpitas, Calif., and had sales from continuing operations of $11.64 billion in fiscal 2004.