Factory Spotlight: Freeport

Freeport was established in 1982 and now has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience specializing in high definition digital products. Freeport leads the world in cable assemblies and connector manufacturing with presence in Asia, Europe, and North America. With Summitech’s strong partnership with the Freeport Group, we have since established Freeport USA and are

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Perks of Doing Business in Reno

During our business trips visiting customers and factories, many times we are asked, why Reno? Well, the secret seems to be out. Northern Nevada has become a popular place to expand or relocate a business. From large to small, many companies are seeing they can take advantage of what the State of Nevada has to

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Be Careful When Sourcing in China

With the advent of Alibaba and other portals into Chinese manufacturing, it has become commonplace for folks to search for the availability of what they need and then contact the manufacturer directly. However, there are many pitfalls to buying products from people you don’t know and trust, and you must be very careful to avoid

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The Value of Teamwork

Background: My name is Michael Leavitt and I am one of the owners here at Summitech. Pete and I opened the company about 19 years ago and I have focused on the sales, business development and growth of the company. I have a passion for what I do and have worked extremely hard from our

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USB – Making More with Less

History of USB Universal Serial Bus, or USB, was invented by a consortium of companies (Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel) in 1994. The intent was to replace the myriad number of cables that were used at the time to connect a personal computer to all the peripherals. Mice, Keyboards, Joysticks, modems, and

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