Milpitas, CA (USA) and Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) – Oct. 10, 2005
Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, today announced a definitive agreement with Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) to provide worldwide integrated supply chain management for Wavecom’s sophisticated hardware and software product design.
Under the new agreement, Solectron will provide to Wavecom complete supply chain services including collaborative product design, fault tolerance analysis, enhanced material planning such as consistent monitoring of supply and demand, lean manufacturing, product testing, logistics and repair services.
Wavecom, a leader in pre-packaged wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial (machine-to-machine) and mobile professional applications, has had a long-standing relationship with Solectron and been served by various Solectron production facility since 1996.
“We have worked closely with Solectron on the best ways to get our innovative solutions to the customer more quickly. Leveraging Solectron’s supply chain and lean manufacturing expertise, we have developed a solution that reduces manufacturing cycle time, enables us to achieve sustainable delivery performance and meet our customer’s flexibility requirements. This new agreement paves the way for future cooperation including a wide range of customer-focused services,” said Pierre Teyssier, Vice President of Operations for Wavecom.
“Our collaboration with Wavecom has enabled us to apply our expertise in design, lean manufacturing and supply chain services to impact their business performance,” said Doug Britt, executive vice president of sales and account management, Solectron. “We are pleased to offer our unique capabilities to Wavecom and to play a part in their success in creating great wireless solutions.”
Solectron (www.solectron.com) provides a full range of worldwide manufacturing and integrated supply chain services to the world’s premier high-tech companies. Solectron’s offerings include new-product design and introduction services, materials management, product manufacturing and product warranty and end-of-life support. The company is based in Milpitas, Calif., and had sales from continuing operations of $11.64 billion in fiscal 2004.
Wavecom is a leading worldwide leader in pre-packaged wireless communication solutions for automotive, industrial and mobile professional applications. Wavecom’s solutions include all the software and hardware elements that are necessary to develop truly innovative wireless devices, as well as the development tools and services needed to bring them to market quickly and easily.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered near Paris in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (PRC), San Diego (USA), and Darmstadt (Germany). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) in the U.S.