The world’s most innovative companies come to Sanmina to develop solutions to their most challenging interconnect problems. From 70-layer high speed PCBs for advanced supercomputers, to ultra fine line rigid flex circuits for the newest aircraft, companies have come to rely on Sanmina to take the latest developments in materials and technology into production. Sanmina’s interconnect innovations also include ultra high temperature PCBs for oil and gas exploration, and high reliability flex circuits for implanted medical devices.
With decades of leadership and experience in advanced printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) technology, Sanmina offers its customers proven processes and a full range of services. Sanmina’s PCBA services range from prototyping, low volume high mix to high volume global manufacturing, which they provide in over 40 facilities located in Europe, Asia and the U.S. A recognized leader in the PCB industry, Sanmina develops the latest PCBA and surface mount (SMT) capabilities including support for 01005 components, hybrid processes, quick turn prototype assembly, inspection and testing using latest equipment, and comprehensive electrical testing for a variety of tests.
Making a Difference
As a world-class integrated manufacturing services company, Sanmina makes some of the most complex and innovative optical, electronic, and mechanical products in the world. The company offers custom design, manufacturing, and global supply chain solutions to high technology original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Sanmina maintains a network of regional design, quick turn, new product introduction facilities and repair centers as well an entire global footprint of manufacturing operations in 23 countries on six continents.
We continue to enhance our operational performance and further develop our go-to-market strategies in a high-mix mission-critical high-margin business
When serving customers, the overlying emphasis for Sanmina has always been on innovative technology, quality and end-to-end supply chain services, resulting in a complete solution that reduces costs and simplifies supply chains. The company’s design and technology expertise caters to customers in a range of industries, including telecommunications, medical, computing, storage, industrial, defense and aerospace, energy and multimedia. This expertise enhances product performance, time to market, and costs.
To be at the peak of their operational excellence, Sanmina continues to invest in its information technology system, operations infrastructure, and quality systems. Their best-in-class software tools and technology comprise applications in product design and engineering, order and production administration, materials planning, logistics and supply chain management. Sanmina deploys these tools consistently in all of its operations, providing customers with a consistent experience in each one of Sanmina facilities. To add, the company has proprietary process data collection and quality management tools that provide real-time visibility of critical quality data to customers, thereby ensuring that the products they design and produce have the highest quality possible.
Experts in Quality
As regulatory requirements become more stringent and the number of audits increases, manufacturing organizations start relying more heavily on contract manufacturers that can partner with them to navigate these complex environments efficiently. Samina successfully operates in highly operates in highly regulated industries like automotive, medical, and aerospace, with a very complex footprint of global certifications and registrations, including FDA and ISO13485 for medical, IATF6949 for automotive and AS9100 for aerospace. The company’s global QMS and quality teams possess collective knowledge gained from supporting regulated markets over a span of three decades, and they refine their programs continuously to reflect best practices that they have been learning from all the markets which they serve.
A Breakthrough for PCB
The ever greater miniaturization of electronic equipment and its circuitry paired with increasing data traffic rates, urges the PCB industry to continuously improve performance. Also, the ongoing compression of development cycle times has created a seismic shift in PCB fabrication, especially in laminate materials. In order to find solutions for increasing speed and signal integrity management in PCBs, design engineers must stay up-to-date on the constant evolution of laminate materials.
Embroiled in the midst of such a challenge was a leading OEM who chose Sanmina to assist with their requirement of advanced PCBs. They needed a PCB manufacturer with proven high performance technology to provide PCBs for their next generation, high-end computing platform. Leveraging an existing 62-layer PCB process, Sanmina carved out a state of the art PCB solution. The new process had 69 layers, 11 sequential lamination steps, and over 250,000 plated through holes. Sanmina was with the customer all the way through the product development process, from PCB board stack-up and signal integrity analysis and layout, to process development and production. They developed new cleaning and via plating processes, which were refined for the board’s high aspect ratio through holes. Other new processes and technology included advanced back-drilling processes that optimized signal integrity, innovative processes to manage thicknesses and Dk, and sophisticated registration control strategies for the 11 sequential lamination processes, ensuring super alignment for the 250,000 holes.
While delivering a new 69 layer, high speed PCB process was a breakthrough for the PCB industry, achieving reasonable PCB manufacturing yields was even more challenging. Sanmina’s expertise in commercializing new processes helped the OEM to achieve manufacturing repeatability, realize cost savings, and accomplish their volume ramp. The partnership with Sanmina resulted in a new PCB technology that enabled truly superior performance for the customer’s high end computing platform.
For Sanmina, “service means the ability to understand and deliver on customer needs.” The company helps its customers truly innovate with experienced design, engineering, and supply chain personnel. With technology that offers customers a competitive edge, end-to-end services that simplify their supply chains, and a footprint that extends global reach, Sanmina serves as the ideal partner of choice for some of the most innovative companies in the world.
On the company’s growth strategy in the coming years, Michael Clarke, CEO of Sanmina says, “We continue to enhance our operational performance and further develop our go-to-market strategies in a high-mix mission-critical high-margin business. And we’re on track to achieve mid-teen growth for fiscal year 2019 .”