Despite recent successes, we here at STI are acutely aware of the economic and competitive environments we operate in – and the need to stay one step ahead.
For example, we recently introduced STI Capital, financially supporting our customers route to product and providing the commercial guidance needed in order to guarantee product success, which in turn benefits us.
We now introduced STI Research which commenced activities in January 2011, STI Research works with customers, new or existing, offering them the ability to work with STI much earlier in the product development cycle.
STI Research can now initiate a project with nothing more than a conceptual idea, where we will then be able to offer full industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering capabilities.
We will also work in partnership with our customers to guide and advise on architecture layout and technology choices, and are even able to offer all – new technologies coming to STI via our strengthening relationships with local universities.
From product appearance and technology, we will also now construct the electronics architecture of the product from initial block circuit diagrams right through to layout and of course manufacturing.
Obviously STI’s historic strengths have been with providing world class Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) services to customers, but now we can bring this expertise into processes we control from earlier stages – and this in its entirely provides a very compelling product service from STI.
Take up of our new research capabilities has been impressive. In fact, wherever we have promoted STI research thus far, we received significant interest, due to the significant streamlining benefits it offers.
This puts STI in a very strong position for not only continued organic growth but integrating further than ever with our customers allows us to become a true electronics manufacturing partner.