The advantage of being a World Class Contract Manufacturer is the depth of experience across highly complex industries. Currently, the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry is one of the most high tech and complex of all. Some of the machines designed and manufactured by such companies are thought to be the most complex pieces of machinery in the history of mankind. As we all know, California is a hub for this type of equipment. And When things are cranking in the semiconductor industry at the same time as other industries like Defense and Aerospace, the local CNC machine shops can get overloaded quickly. Not to mention CNC machining of large parts, which are even harder to find in the California region. Similarly, the assembly shops can feel the same struggle, although there are less of these folks. With all these factors in play, companies like PEKO have found a good market in supporting the Semiconductor OEMs in California.
The Semiconductor industry has been making strides for years now. Although highly cyclical in nature, the wheels are always turning. As such, the industry is constantly looking for CNC machining suppliers as well as assembly suppliers that can provide the components they need. This industry is littered with low volume and high complexity parts. Not every CNC machine shop is up to the task. Anytime you are dealing with tools and instrumentation in this industry, everyone in the supply chain must be extremely aware of the critical nature of the parts. A seemingly simple CNC machined part can be detrimental to the equipment if the correct procedures are not followed. An industry with wafer handling, EUV, lithography and wafer inspection equipment is sure to be riddled with challenges for the entire supply chain. Here at PEKO, there are challenges that we deal with daily. Companies from Silicon Valley to Southern California and all the way to Boston,MA can benefit from working with a good Semiconductor machine parts manufacturer. By successfully dealing with such challenges, we can ensure the customer receives the product as demanded.
These days, everyone knows that time is of the essence when it comes to New Product Development. Marketing comes up with ideas, Management signs off and of course Engineering and Manufacturing groups are left holding the bag on developing, testing and producing the product. And naturally, it was due yesterday. Not everyone in the New Product Development chain truly grasps the challenges that come with ensuring a new design can meet specs at the right price and lead time. Putting the plan together is only half the battle. Another piece of the puzzle is finding someone to do it. Whether its Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, or Polymers, more often than not you will need to find a machine shop capable of prototype CNC machining.