Third-Party Documents

These documents authored by industry experts, associations and standards bodies provide useful information for our customers.

Two Options: Transform or Fall Behind

Manufacturers must continually transform their processes to stay ahead of dynamic global markets. Engineering leaders are at the heart of this change. Here are their toughest transformation challenges – and the critical resources they need.  Go >

IPC’s Summary of the Final SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals

On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted in favor (3-2) of conflict minerals regulation. The final rule requires publicly traded companies to annually disclose information on the source of conflict minerals contained in their products. Although the final rule only applies to publicly traded companies, it is expected that the requirements will rapidly flow through the entire supply chain.  Go >

China: Solving the Quality Dilemma

A view on how ensure quality when outsourcing electronics manufacturing to china. The view expressed matches OCM Manufacturing's view and describes a model similar to the one OCM uses in its Chinese outsourcing activities. Go >

IPC’s Guidelines for Selecting an EMS Vendor

Strategic outsourcing, as a critical business process, demands that companies identify their core competencies, and then determine to whom they should outsource non-core competencies. The organization, IPC, developed this paper which outlines steps for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to consider when selecting an EMS provider. - Go >

The payback of reducing waste

Article about OCM's paperless operation published in the Ontario Government "Think green" Leading Growth Firm Series Report 17, Spring 2009.  Go >

ICT Vs FCT Test : case studies

Provided with permission of SPEA: Functional test is not enough for reliably testing a PCB. This White Paper describes some of the most common cases, where only accurate In Circuit test can guarantee the full coverage and reliability of electronic boards. Go >

Design for Testablility – Flying Probe

Provided with permission of SPEA: This paper contains rules and suggestions on how to test a board in the best possible way using Flying Probe test. The application of these guidelines during the design phase of the board will make testing more complete and less costly.  Go >

Measurement capabilities for testing critical circuit configurations

Provided with permission of SPEA: Measurement range, accuracy and repeatability are fundamental parameters to be considered in the choice of an in-circuit tester. Not all testers are able to detect all the failures that can occur on an electronic circuit. Go >