Jabil Circuit, Inc.

An electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services.

Design, Service Provider

Jabil designs, manufactures and services electronics products by managing a global supply chain and delivering world-class quality. Our full range of services allow us to deliver business value to our customers, but ultimately, we believe our enterprise-wide commitment to understanding customers' needs is what sets us apart in our industry. We are responsive, flexible and accountable and that is reflected in our culture and execution.

Jabil customers span all industries, including consumer products; aerospace and defense; automotive; business automation; computing and storage; industrial, instrumentation and medical; networking; and telecommunications.

Jabil’s global network spans 22 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia

Jabil Circuit, Inc. Postings

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Analysis of the Design Variables of Thermoforming Process on the Performance of Printed Electronic Traces

Oct 18, 2018 | Gill M., Gruner A., Ghalib N., Sussman M., Avuthu S., Wable G, Richstein J.

One specific market space of interest to emerging printed electronics is In Mold Label (IML) technology. IML is used in many consumer products and white good applications. When combined with electronics, the In Mold Electronics (IME) adds compelling new product functionality. Many of these products have multi-dimensional features and therefore require thermoforming processes in order to prepare the labels before they are in-molded. While thermoforming is not a novel technique for IML, the addition of printed electronic functional traces is not well documented. There is little or no published work on printed circuit performance and design interactions in the thermoforming process that could inform improved IME product designs. A general full factorial Design of Experiments (DOE) was used to analyze the electrical performance of the conductive silver ink trace/polycarbonate substrate system. Variables of interest include trace width, height of draw, and radii of both top and bottom curvatures in the draw area. Thermoforming tooling inserts were fabricated for eight treatment combinations of these variables. Each sample has one control and two formed strips. Electrical measurements were taken of the printed traces on the polymer sheets pre- and post- forming with a custom fixture to evaluate the effect on resistance. The design parameters found to be significant were draw height and bottom radius, with increased draw and smaller bottom curvature radii both contributing to the circuits’ resistance degradation. Over the ranges evaluated, the top curvature radii had no effect on circuit resistance. Interactions were present, demonstrating that circuit and thermoforming design parameters need to be studied as a system. While significant insight impacting product development was captured further work will be executed to evaluate different ink and substrate material sets, process variables, and their role in IME....

Identification and Prevention of "Black Pad"

Jan 17, 2013 | Kong Hui Lee

The use of an electroless nickel, immersion gold (ENIG) surface finish comes with the inherent potential risk of Black Pad failures that can cause fracture embrittlement at the interface between the solder and the metal pad. As yet, there is no conclusive agreed solution to effectively eliminate Black Pad failures. The case studies presented are intended to add to the understanding of the Black Pad failure mechanism and to identify both the plating and the subsequent assembly processes and conditions that can help to prevent the likelihood of Black Pad occurring....

Wave Solder Parameter Chart

May 13, 2006 | Kantesh Doss

This Excel Spreadsheet calculates the Wave Solder Contact Time automatically with given main Solder Wave width and Conveyor Speed. There is one chart where conveyor speed is expressed in meters/min and in another where it is expressed in feet/minute....

5 news releases »

Jabil's 3Q Results Solid

Jun 25, 2010 | Jabil Circuit JBL reported solid third-quarter results, with a 15% sequential rise in sales to $3.5 billion, well above company guidance and our $3.2 billion estimate.

Jabil Expects Revenue to Rise this Quarter

Mar 20, 2003 | Jabil Circuit Inc. said it expects its third fiscal quarter to generate revenue between $1.2 and $1.24 billion and earnings per diluted share in the 17 to 19 cent range.

Jabil to Expand in Hungary

Feb 04, 2003 | Acquires Lucent and Seagate Operations

Jabil to Cut 380 Jobs at UK Plant

Jan 28, 2003 | At Its Coventry, England, Manufacturing Plant

Jabil to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Marconi Plants

Apr 25, 2002 | Will Reduce Headcount at Two European Plants that are Leased from Financially Troubled Marconi PLC

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