Solectron Forms Medical Alliance Program For OEMs

Solectron Medical Alliance Program (S-MAP) provides medical device OEMs with comprehensive global contract manufacturing, product design and supply chain services.

Solectron Corp., a provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, announced Wednesday the formation of the Solectron Medical Alliance Program (S-MAP).

The alliance creates a comprehensive medical device outsourcing ecosystem that includes product design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and aftermarket services and support.

Solectron, headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., will lead the alliance, which includes ATEK Medical, Circle Medical, Proven Process Medical Devices, Inc., and SRI Product Development.

S-MAP will create one of the largest teams of medical technology and clinical manufacturing experts available in the contract manufacturing industry.

The three product design firms in the alliance – Circle Medical, Proven Process and SRIpd – give S-MAP a geographic reach within one time zone of every U.S.-based OEM and augments Solectron's global medical capabilities.

"This Solectron Medical Alliance Program provides our clients with the opportunity to move with confidence from our low-volume production to Solectron's extremely cost effective offshore medical device manufacturing facilities," said Jerry Hansen, CEO, Circle Medical.

"Solectron's Lean Six Sigma manufacturing expertise and Proven Process' creative state-of-the-art R&D capabilities – combined with the exceptional capabilities of other alliance members – provides OEMs with an unprecedented array of product design, manufacturing, fulfillment and aftermarket services," said Kenneth Fine, president, Proven Process.

"S-MAP is a major leap forward for medical device firms in providing a complete end-to-end outsourcing solution, and SRI Product Development is proud to be a member," said Jeffrey Rogers, president, SRI Product Development. "The powerful combination of our engineering talent with the unique skills and capabilities of the alliance partners will enable us to provide high-quality services to medical OEMs."

Solectron has operations in more than 20 countries on five continents and had sales from continuing operations of $10.6 billion in fiscal 2006.