Flextronics


Flextronics

Infobox Company |
company_name = Flextronics International Ltd.
company_
company_type = Public NASDAQ|FLEX
foundation = 1969
founder = Joe McKenzie
location = flagicon|Singapore Singapore
key_people = Mike McNamara, CEO
industry = Electronics Manufacturing Services
homepage = http://www.flextronics.com
Flextronics International Ltd. (Flextronics) is a contract electronics maker which provides electronics manufacturing facilities to original equipment manufacturers (OEM). It also provides supporting supply chain services, including packaging and transportation throughout the world, as well as design and after-sales.

The company operates within several fields including computing, consumer and industrial fields, automotive and medical.

Flextronics has manufacturing operations in over 30 countries, totalling approximately 15.8 million square feet (as of March 2006).

On 4th June 2007, Flextronics offered to purchase Solectron for US$3.6b and thus making Solectron a subsidiary of Flextronics.

Customers

Flextronics has a contract from Microsoft to build the Zune [ [http://www.zunescene.com/comparison/ Zune vs Ipod Comparison ] ] , Xbox [ [http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.11/flex.html Wired 9.11: The Making of the Xbox ] ] and Xbox 360 [ [http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/aug2005/id20050816_595546.htm Xbox 360 Manufacturers Revealed ] ] .

After a series of losses, the Lego Group contracted most of their production capabilities to Flextronics. [ [http://www.forbes.com/2006/06/20/lego-group-restructuring-cx_po_0620autofacescan05.html Billionaire's Lego Farms Out To Flextronics] ]

History

*1969 - Founded in Silicon Valley as Flextronics Inc by Joe McKenzie.
*1980 - Sold to Bob Todd, Joe Sullivan, and Jack Watts as the new owners. Todd became CEO.
*1981 - Becomes the first U.S. manufacturer to go offshore by setting up a manufacturing facility in Singapore.
*1987 - Went public.
*1990 - Return to private in a leveraged buyout and is reorganized as Flextronics International Ltd., with Singapore as its new base.
*1993 - Received venture capital funding through Sequoia Capital [cite web|url=http://www.sequoiacap.com/company/flextronics/|title=Sequoia Capital funds Flextronics]
*1994 - Went public for the second time. Michael Marks became CEO in January 1994.
*1996 - Closed its contract electronic manufacturing plant in Richardson, Texas. Acquired two companies in Hong Kong - the Astron Group and FICO Plastics Ltd. and the Ericsson Business Networks production facility in Karlskrona, Sweden
*1998 - Annual revenue surpasses $1 billion in fiscal 1998 ending March 31, 1998.
*2000 - Ranked third on Industry Week's list of '100 Best-Managed Companies.
*2005 - Bought out the manufacturing division of the Nortel Networks Corporation.
*2008 - $16-billion global electronics manufacturing services provider

External links

* [http://www.flextronics.com Official website]
* [http://www.isuppli.com/catalog/ems-research-odm-electronic-manufacturing.asp EMS Research On Flextronics By iSuppli]

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