Flextronics, an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, announced it will enhance its infrastructure capabilities to include services for data center I/O connectivity products through a relationship with Emulex, a provider of converged networking solutions for the data center.
Under the terms of this partnership, Flextronics will offer vertically integrated offerings such as manufacturing, and configure to order (CTO) services at its China factory as well as worldwide logistics support for Emulex, company officials said.
“We conducted a thorough evaluation of the top electronic manufacturing services companies, and found Flextronics to be a leader on many levels, but specifically with regard to its broad global reach and scale,” said Terry Meehan, vice president of supply chain management, Emulex, in a statement.
With the association, Flextronics will play a pivotal role in Emulex’s manufacturing strategy. Flextronics is expected to support its international market growth and improve time-to-market. The company will also be maintaining the level of quality that Emulex customers expect.
“By establishing a long term relationship with Emulex, Flextronics is able to expand into the data center I/O connectivity market and grow our services in this space,” said Michael Clarke, president of Flextronics Infrastructure.
Emulex offers I/O connectivity solutions including host bus adapters, converged network adapters, network interface cards and embedded bridges, switches and routers.
Flextronics’ global presence helps the company in providing design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies.
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