Profile: Fabrinet (FN.N)
29 Jul 2016
Fabrinet, incorporated on August 12, 1999, provides optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial lasers, medical devices and sensors. The Company offers a range of optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, complex printed circuit board assembly, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test. The Company focuses primarily on the production of low-volume, high-mix products. The Company operates primarily in three geographic regions: North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The products that the Company manufactures for its OEM customers include optical communications devices, such as selective switching products, such as reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs), optical amplifiers, modulators and other optical components and modules that collectively enable network managers to route voice, video and data communications traffic through fiber optic cables at various wavelengths, speeds and over various distances. It also manufactures tunable transponders and transceivers that eliminate the need to stock individual fixed wavelength transponders and transceivers used in voice and data communications networks, and active optical cables providing high-speed interconnect capabilities for data centers and computing clusters, as well as infiniband, Ethernet, fiber channel and optical backplane connectivity.
The Company manufactures solid state, diode-pumped, gas and fiber lasers used across an array of industries, including semiconductor processing (wafer inspection, wafer dicing and wafer scribing), biotechnology and medical device (flow cytometry, hematology and antibody detection), metrology (instrumentation, calibration and inspection), and material processing (photo processing, textile cutting, annealing, marking, engraving and welding), and sensors, including differential pressure, micro-gyro, fuel and other sensors that are used in automobiles, and non-contact temperature measurement sensors for the medical industry. The Company also designs and fabricates application-specific crystals, lenses, prisms, mirrors, laser components and substrates (collectively referred to as customized optics) and other custom and standard borosilicate, clear fused quartz, and synthetic fused silica glass products (collectively referred to as customized glass). It sells customized optics and glass in the merchant market.
The Company analyzes its customer's product designs for cost and manufacturability improvements. In the case of a new product design the Company assists in assembling one or more prototype products using the same production line and the same engineering and manufacturing teams that would be used for product qualification and volume production. The Company offers advanced optical packaging. Its printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) involves attaching electronic components, such as integrated circuits, capacitors, receivers, transceivers and other components and modules to printed circuit boards. Its procurement and materials management services include planning, purchasing, expediting, warehousing and financing materials from thousands of suppliers. The Company also provides a range of test management services, including material and process testing and reliability testing. The Company offers supply chain and inventory management and quality control service.
The Company designs and fabricates its own customized glass and crystal optics, which are core components of the higher level assemblies that it manufactures for its customers. Its fabrication facilities are located in Fuzhou, China and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Its customized glass and crystal optics products include fiber optic ferrules and alignment sleeves; fiber optic substrates; precision glass tubing; precision capillaries, and rods. These single bore and multi-bore products, in various shapes and dimensions, are used principally in optical communications, medical and industrial applications. Its laser optics products include crystals (such as YVO4, Nd: YVO4, Cr: YAG, and BBO), optics, high reflectivity mirrors, lenses, prisms and windows used in laser applications. Its medical optics products include mirrors, lenses, filters, waveplates, windows, and prisms incorporated into various medical equipment products.
The Company's storage optics products include mirrors, polarizing beam splitters (PBS), and waveplates incorporated into optical storage products. Its surveying optics products include penta prisms, corner cubes, and T-Windows incorporated into precision surveying products. The Company's telecom optics products include lenses (such as spherical, a-spherical, C-lens and cylindrical), waveplates, mirrors, prisms, filters and YVO4 crystals used for telecommunications applications. Its telecommunication subassemblies products include fiber pigtails (both single and dual), assemblies and collimators used in fiber optic components, such as isolators, circulators, optical switches and three-port filters.
The Company competes with Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Celestica Inc., Sanmina-SCI Corporation, Venture Corporation Limited, Browave Corporation, Fujian Castech Crystals, Inc., Photop Technologies, Inc. and Research Electro-Optic, Inc.
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