Automation the key to testing very high volumes of advanced smartphones: Page 5 of 6

February 10, 2014 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
As wireless technology continues to evolve, the rise of the smartphone continues to gather pace along with the challenges of cost-effectively producing many millions of these devices. One critical component in the manufacturing chain is ensuring that test times for smartphones remain reasonable.
inception in 1988 by Veikko Lesonen, the company has grown to be a global leader in its field. Due to the rapid development in mobile telecommunications during the 80’s, Veikko Lesonen founded JOT Automation using his knowledge and experience, to develop automated testing devices and supplying equipment to leading mobile phone manufacturers, among others.

The company grew through the years and reinforced its presence in the fast growing Asian economies of China. In 2003 the company was bought by Elektrobit then in 2007 by the German Rohwedder. In 2011, Jot Automation was bought back by the company founder. Today it is part of Head Invest Group, a Finnish industrial company owned by Veikko Lesonen and his family. Today, the company operates in 13 countries, on four continents

Veikko Lesonen, said: “This is a 25 year success story for a Finnish company. JOT Automation is very successful in its field and highly regarded by users in many industries. The company has continued to develop innovative automated solutions for a variety of different industries. JOT Automation is celebrating its 25th aniversary this year.”

Customer value

Based on its recent analysis of the production automation testing market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised JOT Automation with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Frequent product introductions and enhancements, along with the company’s strategic decision to extend its business markets, have enabled it to develop close relationships with its customers.

“Based on machine vision, robotics and sensor technologies, JOT Automation’s products are best suited to deliver economies of scale to its customers,” observed Shapiro. “The company is also focusing research capabilities in the areas of miniaturization and need for desktop solutions.”

Conclusion

Speeding up the development cycles and overcoming capacity challenges requires modularity and re-configurability. It is simple not possible to design manufacturing solutions from the scratch for new products. The answer to such problems are platforms that can easily be

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