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Design & Engineering Solutions

Design & Engineering Solutions

SMTC provides better, faster and more cost-effective solutions to our customers’ most challenging design for excellence (DFx) problems. From manufacturing to testing to supply chain, SMTC provides customized design support to our OEM partners, enabling them to establish a strong competitive position within their marketplace. SMTC’s product design excellence helps our customers minimize their component count, reduce costs and improve quality.

We utilize a Program Management approach to serve our customer base. Each Program Manager leads a Customer Focus Team which typically consists of a buyer, a planner, a quality engineer and a test engineer.

SMTC process management planning pulls together the knowledge, skills, tools and systems required to meet the unique requirements of every customer. Our end-to-end solutions use state-of-the-art equipment at each phase of the process.

  • Process flow
  • Engineering specifications
  • Control parameters
  • Supplier performance measurements
  • Process capability measurements
  • Process quality detractors
  • Rolled yield product performance
  • Offline product quality
  • Advanced technology processes: PoP, 01005, CSP, FLEX, Micro BGA

We take pride in our manufacturing excellence. Our design services team optimizes product design through the entire product life cycle, for maximum performance, higher yields, and faster time-to-market. The bottom line? We help our customers become more profitable and more competitive.

SMTC product design services and expertise include:

  • Early Product Development services, such as requirement and specification development, feasibility, simulation and prototyping
  • Embedded systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • Printed circuit board layout
  • Analog and digital circuit design
  • Power electronics
  • Compliance/regulatory testing

At SMTC, every customer is carefully appointed a local point of contact, a program manager. These commercial liaisons are assigned to work with customers proactively, openly and accountably to progress customer products though the manufacturing lifecycle.

Your program manager coordinates the activities of a multi-functional team consisting of:

  • Project Management
  • Product Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Test and Quality Engineering
  • Purchasing, Materials/Logistics Control
  • Production Supervision

They organize customer projects both locally and globally, ensuring efficient communication, timely response and total customer satisfaction.

SMTC’s Prototyping Quick-Turn Process is much more than just prototyping, tooling, component sourcing and manufacturing. We recommend electronics test development procedures and processes from system level assembly developmental to final, real-world durability and reliability testing.

SMTC ensures that our customers deliver products to market faster and with many benefits engineered into the design and manufacturing process.

Prototyping to Volume Solutions and Services:

  • Product Design (Electrical & Mechanical) with an Eco-system of Partners (ID | Reliability | Test)
  • Quick-turn PCBA Prototype
  • NPI, Regional Production & Global Manufacturing
  • Onsite Engineering & Manufacturing Services
  • Fast Materials Acquisition – Local & Global Materials Management Teams
  • Integrated & Coordinated Technology & Components Solutions

SMTC Value Engineering Design for Excellence (DFx) services enable our customers to optimize a product that is more cost effective, has increased manufacturability and quality, has higher reliability and a longer overall lifecycle. Through design reviews, we focus on every aspect of design and manufacturing processes assessing all impacts on cost, function, program schedule and overall requirements.

We examine every element that doesn’t contribute to the value and performance of a product:

  • DFSC (Design for Supply Chain)
  • DFA (Design for Assembly)
  • DFF (Design for Fabrication)
  • DFT (Design for Test)
  • DFM (Design for Manufacturing)
  • SMTC works collaboratively with customers to identify, prioritize and implement opportunities for cost reduction every step of the way.

Benefits of performing DFx:

  • Reduced lead time and material costs (DFSC)
  • Improved PCB yield and cost (DFF)
  • Improved Assembly yield and reduced labor content (DFA)
  • Improved Coverage and Final yield, reduced RMA and field failures. (DFT)
  • Reduced engineering development and resources, improved time to market (Development)
  • Improved Production Stability and Predictability (DFM)
  • Continuous Improvement (Post-DFM, ROI)