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Wistron and Universal Instruments Building Successful Alliance

Mar 08, 2017

Fuzion® Platform.

Fuzion® Platform.

 World-class Taiwanese EMS finds formula to meet aggressive market demands with flexible Fuzion® Platform.

Taiwan-based EMS, Wistron Corporation continues to successfully adapt to its evolving customer product portfolio with a manufacturing model that includes Universal Instruments’ Fuzion Platform. Wistron has now integrated more than 60 Fuzion, including several platforms purchased earlier this year, to perform complex odd-form applications while maintaining a 99.9% yield for volume production of information and communication technology (ICT) products.

“As the products we build continue to advance, the assembly processes become more challenging,” said Wistron Senior Manager, Engineering, Tequila Hsieh. “Universal has clearly differentiated Fuzion through its ability to handle the most extreme applications, and handle them very well. Fuzion is the only solution that can address these needs for us, and we’ve been very happy with not only its versatility, but also its ability to meet the high-volume requirements and exacting quality standards of our customers.”

Established in 2001, Wistron provides design, manufacturing and after-sales support services for notebook PCs, desktop systems, server and storage systems, IA (information appliances), handheld devices, networking, and communication products. Wistron serves a worldwide customer base of internationally recognized computerrelated brands, generating nearly $19B in 2015 revenue.

Fuzion is Universal’s flagship platform, featuring a diverse portfolio capable of handling a wide range of pin-inpaste odd-form, surface mount odd-form and standard surface mount applications. Fuzion multifunction variants leverage specialized tooling, vision and software to place odd-form components up to 150mm connectors and 40mm tall. For radical placement challenges with unique requirements, Universal’s applications team offers custom design and implementation services to develop and integrate the perfect solution.

“We’ve built a reputation as the best multifunction solution in electronics assembly, and that means taking on the most difficult assembly tasks without sacrificing yield or impeding productivity,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Customer Operations, Brad Bennett. “This is what we’ve been able to bring to the partnership with Wistron, which is truly a world-class company building world-class products. We feel this is an ideal fit for both companies and we look forward to continuing and extending this valued relationship.”

Wistron Corporation As a leader in the ODM industry, Wistron supports OEM customers with tailored product development and support services. Utilizing a strong engineering base and extensive product development experience, Wistron incorporates the latest technology platforms into product offerings for OEM customers. A broad range of related support services support customers’ overall product development plans. These services focus on ICT (information, communication and technology) products, including mobile systems, desktop systems, servers and storage, IA and networking and communications. Wistron’s offices include over 30,000 personnel strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia to provide optimum support for customers’ needs.

 Universal Instruments Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Universal Instruments delivers comprehensive solutions to a global customer base by leveraging exclusive process expertise combined with its innovative portfolio of flexible platforms for surface mount, insertion mount, advanced semiconductor packaging, and end-of-line automation. Universal Instruments is headquartered in Conklin, N.Y., USA, with offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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