Neo Tech Videos
We Solve Tough Engineering Problems
Our wide range of engineering capabilities provides a one-stop-shop for our customers. We use a hands on collaborative approach to better understand our customer’s needs which enables us to solve their tough engineering challenges. We take pride in helping our customers reduce risk throughout their entire product life cycle. Our people, high performance processes, and reliable quality support our customers in making amazing things happen.
Sealing and Packaging
When closing up an electronic part, one has to consider how that seal is made and how much oxygen and moisture you want to keep out. This video illustrates the thinking and planning we do when a customer asks us for hermetically sealed packages.
Yes, you read that correctly. Our team has been working to create a high reliability, highly repeatable process for what has historically never been automated. This advancement allows the high volume mixed technology projects popular in medical, space, and defense industries.
As one of the leaders in microelectronics assembly, NEO Tech highlights the wirebonding process of chip and wire attach. Wirebonding enables interconnections between a bare die and printed circuit board, allowing for miniaturization. This video highlights the tremendous efforts NEO Tech takes to ensuring our wire bonding capabilities are done right the first time.
Co-Fired Ceramics: LTCC & HTCC
NEO Tech has emerged as one of the few worldwide leaders manufacturing high quality multilayer ceramics. We are known for both Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) using Al2O3 material as well as High-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (HTCC) using AlN materials. This video shows our high-volume and low-volume production lines. Many of the original members of both Scrantom Engineering (acquired in 2003) and CPT Circuitry (acquired in 2007) are still with the team, providing creative solutions for high density ceramic substrates, compact networks, and high frequency applications up to 100 GHz. The facility also houses equipment and IP gained from both CMC Wireless and National Semiconductors in 2004.
Environmental Stress Testing & Screening
We do our best to rigorously qualify our parts before they leave our hands, and only let the best parts reach yours. Our capabilities include leak tests, liquid burn-in, XRF, SEM, and much more.
See how NEO Tech Interconnect is able to provide customized cable manufacturing and wire harness assembly solutions.
NEO Tech Medical Solutions
NEO Tech’s Medical segment is focused on designing and building products that improve the patient experience. NEO Tech Medical provides a comprehensive set of services (including medical device contract manufacturing) that can be tailored to create a custom solution for your low-to-medium volume, high-mix medical products
Agave Plant Tour and Geography
Enjoy two videos focusing on our System Assembly and PCBA Center of Excellence, known as our Agave Plant. The first video offers you a plant tour highlighting people, equipment, and capabilities. The second video is a dashboard camera ride from El Paso, TX, to our Juarez, MX, facility, which also includes highlights of key landmarks in the region.
Agave Plant Tour #2
Chatsworth Plant Tour
The Chatsworth plant is our Microelectronics Center of Excellence. The site boasts some of the largest microelectronics cleanrooms in the country, as well as multiple lines for PCBA and Box Build. Chatsworth is also our company headquarters and you will find our HR, finance, contract management, purchasing, marketing, and quality teams supporting Chatsworth as well as other facilities.
Carlsbad Plant Tour
The Carlsbad plant is our Ceramics Center of Excellence with 60,000 sq. ft. of electronics manufacturing facility that employs about 60 people. We focus on applying advanced materials to offer advantages in weight, size, and high frequency performance. Operations include low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) and high-temperature co-fired ceramic (HTCC) board fabrication, Aluminum Nitride (AlN), Thick Film and Thin Film Substrates.
Carson City Plant Tour
The Carson City plant is known as the biggest little plant in town. There are multiple microelectronics cleanrooms for Hybrid Assembly and Thick Film Substrates, yet the approachable team delivers small town customer service that has earned them several awards. At the Carson City facility you will find our team of Human Resources, Engineers, and quality teams supporting Carson City.
Core Cultural Values
Striving for defect free manufacturing has been one of our best culture shifts over the company history. Once facilities reach a level of excellence, we introduce the concept of DPM$. We recognize that our troops and medical professionals depend on reliability.
Integrity of People, Parts, and Processes
Integrity means doing it right when no one is looking. Integrity is the woodworker who makes sure the back of the cabinet is as beautiful as the front. It goes beyond having ethical practices.
We can not predict the future. We can, however, be reasonably prepared for the future, whether for a natural disaster or a change in business operations.
Single Point of Contact
How many people do you need to call to get an answer. At NEO Tech, we strive for 1 person. Having a single point of contact starts with empowering one person to have all the authority to make a decision.
Eliminating waste can be simplified by just watching people walk. Unnecessary motion often has a root cause that touches the entire organization. Many lean companies study motion by measuring steps and distance traveled. But there is an easier way. In this video NEO Tech describes reveals how we evaluate the simple act of walking to create a more efficient and effective company.
No Ship on Fridays
We have a saying here that we don’t ship on Fridays. This is a goal, not a law. For 40 years, our CEO has noticed the universal trend that factories rush shipments to meet weekly, quarterly and annual targets, resulting in the “hockey stick.” By focusing on daily shipments instead of weekly, our company is not overstaffed 4 days out of 5 and our employees are not shipping bad parts with sloppy documentation.
Wash your hands 5x each day
Why do NEO Tech employees wash their hands so often? We have a philosophy that says every manager and support person should get out of conference rooms and go to the action to best understand what is happening on the production floor (both good and bad). Watch this video to learn more about why we want to get our hands dirty and why this matters for our customers.
The Best Meeting is Between Two People
Have you ever been half-present in a meeting or a conference call and find yourself spending the time checking emails and working on other tasks? The NEO Tech Way optimizes all hand-offs including, customer, manufacturing, and office. Yet there is a systemic problem in corporations globally where there are too many people involved in meetings, slowing down those hand-offs. At NEO Tech, we don’t want to waste anyone’s time so we bring the key decision makers to meetings, no more and no less. Watch this video to learn more about how NEO Tech approaches meetings.
When you focus on meeting daily goals instead of monthly or annual, you tend to hit your overall goals. This is true with training for a marathon or undertaking a weight loss diet. And at NEO Tech, we found this to be true with shipments. Learn how simplifying metrics can improve customer well being.
Leaves and Branches
Leaves and Branches is a management tool at NEO Tech. Team leaders and managers at NEO Tech use Leaves and Branches to empower direct reports and make decisions quickly, and it is also a tool to guide leaders to avoid micromanaging. Learn more with this video.
A Fresh Take on Overtime
Many employees see overtime as a bonus. At NEO Tech, we allow overtime to be used as a reward and not a profitability killer.
Natel Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake
On January 17, 1994, we lost our facility. We had to decide whether to shut down or continue the operation at this location. We decided to keep the facility going and, 20 years later, we continue to grow in part because of the lessons learned from that event. Our video includes excerpts from a series of interviews with the 26 employees who are still at NEO Tech 20 years after the Northridge Earthquake.
Ensuring Rapid Production – Our Seamless and Accurate IT Backbone
NEO Tech’s ERP system has allowed the business to scale from a niche electronics manufacturer to a global EMS company, and gives plenty of flexibly for future customers and acquisitions. Listen to our MIS Manager and COO discuss the value of our tool, an advanced and highly customized version of Epicor software working in conjunction with best-in-class hardware to deliver seamless and accurate data rapidly to the people who need it in Supply Chain Management, Quality, Stock Rooms, Inventory Managers, Finance, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Account Management. NEO Tech’s disciplined team has achieved greater than 99.9% inventory accuracy.
Evaluating Intellectual Property
NEO Tech values intellectual capital as much as you, and we protect our customers’ Intellectual Property like a lioness protects its cub. The consequences of not doing so are so great that we often scratch our head at why so many customers don’t invest in the business processes and infrastructure to make sure that our customers secrets are not getting into the hands of their competition. At NEO Tech your ideas are our privilege, and this quick video describes some of the ways we make sure that your IP is in good hands.
Who is Sudesh Arora?
Sudesh tells his origin story, starting with one of his earliest memories. Learn more about why he became an entrepreneur, how he ended up founding NEO Tech, and how his past experiences shape his future thinking of the business he has been building for more than 40 years.
How ITAR Matters
ITAR (International Traffic Arms Regulations) was created to protect our country’s technology secrets. Through discipline, we have earned the trust of our government and customers. You can learn more about that discipline in this video.
When to Ignore PPV
PPV is an important metric. Just like any number, it can provide insight and can be abused. Learn from our team about how NEO Tech uses PPV, and more importantly, where we choose to ignore PPV.
Budgets are a Waste of Money
Budgets are a valuable tool for fiscal prudence and a best practice. They can also lead to wasteful spending, CYA report creation, and a slowdown in innovation. Learn why NEO Tech warns employees and customers that budgets can be a waste of money.
NEO Tech is committed to operating in a socially responsible way. We follow the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct as well as support the non-usage of conflict minerals mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) region.
Working at NEO Tech
What is it like to work at NATEL and NEO Tech? Hear from our employees who have been affected by a recent acquisition or merger.
Thanking and Recognizing Employees
In 2014, NEO Tech employees recognized and thanked their coworkers for their commitment and help in the past year with both the enterprise-wide roll-out of the NEO Tech Business System (NBS) and the integration of the EPIC Technologies acquisition. NBS has been a major driver in the success of NEO Tech, helping employees learn and grow professionally as well as personally.
Our Thank You to Toyota
The Toyota Way and Toyota Production System has created a wealth of talented operations people with whom The NEO Tech Way resonates.
We Make Parts That Save Lives
Our employees know the importance of their work. Too often, people in business see themselves as making a part, a SKU, a purchase order, or a sale. At NEO Tech, we find it important to regularly speak to our team about the parts they make and their end use. In many situations, lives are on the line and there is no tolerance for failure. Our parts have to work. And they do. And our employees are proud of this.
Thanking Our Military
Our employees know the importance of their work often because so much of what we do touches the lives of our troops.