iConn Technologies

ICONN TECHNOLOGIES SPECIALIZES IN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL COMPONENTS AND ASSEMBLIES

Our goal is to become a strategic partner to our customers by providing premier engineered design and manufacturing solutions together with value-added logistical services, backed by US quality assurance and IP protection.

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What We Do

We provide high quality sub-assembly manufacturing to OEM and CM companies in the Electronics, Medical, Automotive & Marine (including Instrumentation and Audio), Telecom, and Industrial industries

Target labor-intensive sub-assemblies (multiple capabilities) within the customer’s manufacturing line.

iConn’s niche is in manufacturing labor intensive electro-mechanical subassemblies. The more discrete manufacturing capabilities involved in the assembly, the greater value iConn can deliver. iConn excels at coordinating multiple disparate technologies to produce high quality subassemblies from our manufacturing facilities.

Manufacture in lower labor cost regions.

iConn’s experience in Asian manufacturing markets, with its ability to communicate across languages, cultures and time zones, allows our customers access to the value of lower cost labor without experiencing the pitfalls or added expense of global manufacturing and trade.

Meet and/or exceed industry quality control standards.

Throughout the manufacturing process, it is crucial to maintain quality standards. iConn maintains or exceeds all industry standards such as ISO, UL, IPC, CE and others, by a quality philosophy that begins with the project inception and design and carries through to delivery.
At iConn, quality starts with design; our engineers design for quality, with reliability, maintainability and production in mind. Once FA approval has been given, iConn also creates and manages specific production line SOPs to control the quality of production. Additional testing and certification solutions are further employed to ensure high reliability requirements.

Achieve lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on each project.

iConn provides collaborative design, engineering and development capabilities together with a rapid prototyping capacity to achieve a lower TCO on each and every project. Our global account teams boast US-based engineers with centuries of combined experience, supported by a project manager, project coordinator, procurement specialist, shipping and logistics manager, and a dedicated customer service agent, all working collaboratively to ensure our clients’ best TCO.
Additionally, iConn’s end to end solution addresses both the direct and indirect costs in TCO. Our relationships allow us access to better price models and our complementary value added services allow our customers to reallocate management resources and hours for further cost savings.

Protect customer’s IP.

iConn, as a USA based corporation, takes seriously the protection of the intellectual property of our customers. iConn enters into binding MNDA (Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreements) and MFG (Manufacturing) agreements, in addition to adhering to all US laws regarding IP. iConn holds the qualities of honesty and integrity as of paramount importance in business conduct, and therefore actively seeks to preserve the best interests of our clients. For example, in sub-assemblies, we separate the manufacturing process into several discrete operations that are located in different facilities to prevent any single group of employees from seeing the whole.

How We Do It

iConn utilizes best-in-class manufacturing technologies and techniques together with complementary value added services.

  • Our Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Value–Added Services

Custom Wire Harnesses and
Molded Cable Assemblies

iConn provides custom and standard wire harness and molded cable solutions for data and power cables. We manufacture individual or complex integrated overmold designs to your specifications. Our capabilities include utilizing standard or custom designed connectors, PCBA and strain relief together in intelligent wire harness solutions.

Circuit Technologies such as PCBA, FPC, and FFC

iConn provides custom design and manufacturing of PCBA and circuit technologies, such as Rigid, Rigid Flex, Multi-layer Flex, and Flat Flex Cables to meet our customers’ space constraint and performance specifications. From initial design, prototyping, and first article to manufacturing and delivery, iConn can deliver reliable and cost efficient circuit solutions to fit your needs.

Custom Electronic Interconnects

iConn can integrate standard connectors or custom design a connector solution for your project. Custom designed connectors may have the advantage of lower cost, shorter lead times and enhancing IP with proprietary technology.

Metal Stampings and Assembly

iConn specializes in sheet metal stamping with a high level of workmanship and service. High precision tool design and fabrication, and ongoing tool maintenance are performed in-house. Our manufacturing facilities are equipped with progressive and robotic stamping press lines that range from 40-800 tonnes. Additionally, iConn’s comprehensive range of secondary processes and extensive subassembly capabilities enable higher quality output with shortened production lead times, achieving maximum efficiency to meet high-volume requirements. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology and a highly trained workforce, we continue to accelerate the limits of conventional manufacturing processes.

Precision Stamping

Precision Cold Forged Progressive Stamping is an alternative process for stamping precision metal parts. Metal is progressively stamped and formed to close tolerances, allowing 3D net shaped parts to be produced. Products that require miniaturized components and that need to retain their rigidity and stability benefit from this technology. This cold-form process is designed to meet quality, cost and lead time constraints, as it eliminates or reduces the need for secondary processes like machining, sintering, die-casting, MIM and assembly processes. Manufacturing lead-time is significantly reduced, which in turn results in significant cost savings.

Die Casting and Extrusion

iConn can custom design and manufacture complex designs to your specifications. Our capabilities include onsite tool design and fabrication for making die cast molds and extrusion dies. We perform precision and standard die casting and can complement with onsite subassembly capabilities to maximize quality and cost effectiveness.
iConn can also manufacture custom aluminum extrusions in-house, to meet a wide variety of shapes, sizes and finishes, and can couple them with extensive subassembly capabilities.
iConn engineers also assist in co-developing and designing all mechanicals under strict quality guidelines, providing our clients with unparalleled quality and value.

Plastic Injection Molding

iConn provides injection molding solutions for use with electronic assemblies and subassemblies. Our US-based mechanical engineers create mechanical design solutions, custom designing and manufacturing complex molds to your specifications. Additionally, we assist in DFM, and support the product development process with prototypes. Our capabilities include an onsite engineering team who design and fabricate tools for making molds for the following:

  • Co-injection (sandwich) molding
  • Fusible (lost, soluble) core injection molding
  • Gas-assisted injection molding
  • In-mold decoration and in mold lamination
  • Injection-compression molding
  • Injection molding of liquid silicone rubber
  • Insert and outsert molding
  • Lamellar (microlayer) injection molding
  • Low-pressure injection molding
  • Microinjection molding
  • Microcellular molding
  • Multicomponent injection molding (overmolding)
  • Multiple live-feed injection molding
  • Powder injection molding
  • Push-Pull injection molding
  • Reaction injection molding
  • Resin transfer molding
  • Rheomolding
  • Structural foam injection molding
  • Structural reaction injection molding
  • Thin-wall molding
  • Vibration gas injection molding
  • Water assisted injection molding
  • Rubber injection

Global Project Management Teams

iConn’s PM Teams consist of a Program Manager to oversee and manage all aspects of the Programs processes and schedule, from customer quote through product cycle completion. The Program Manager is assisted by:

  • Project Coordinator – Tool and First Article schedule monitoring and reporting
  • Customer Service – RFQ & Sales entry, confirmation and customer communication
  • Traffic Manager – Shipping and tracking information. Packing slip / Customs and invoice
  • Engineering – USA based DFM engineering interface
  • Manufacturing operations in Asia – Primary contact for Asia operations

Live Customer Service 24/7 Cloud-based Service

iConn’s customer service is designed to provide 24/7 global communication for our customers. Our multi-lingual staff are located globally and are always available by phone or email. Additionally, our cloud-based Partner Center provides 24/7 access to key metrics, account information and inventory levels.

Engineering DFM and Rapid Prototyping

iConn employs Design for Excellence (DFX) methodologies when working with you on your project. Encompassing multiple methodologies such as Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Cost (DFC), iConn’s DFX model enables you to take our knowledge and years of industry experience and make it your own. We participate in developing the product architecture, which includes conceptualization, establishing requirement specifications, hardware prototyping, and module integration and testing. Our team also provides program integrated product development and rapid prototyping services.
Throughout the design, development, and production of your project, iConn uses various industry standard design and 3D modeling software and systems to enable high quality and cost efficient electronic components, assemblies and sub-assemblies.

Optimized Supply Chain Logistics

iConn, with its global warehouse footprint, provides world-class logistical services that include kitting, bundling, vendor managed inventory (VMI), and general consignment services. In fact, our engineers drive the packaging design and palletization specifications to make sure products are moved to warehouses or final destinations in the most effective and efficient manner, and without risk of damage. All moved products are barcode labelled and controlled so that all components and sub-assemblies are transported safely and on time. Additionally, iConn believes that the supply solution starts with material sourcing and planning, and as such, practices controlled sourcing.

Additional Qualification or Certification Testing

All iConn facilities are managed and run by ISO standards, including TS 16949, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001. iConn is compliant with the latest environmental certifications by RoHS, and is
UL & CE approved. Multiple iConn facilities are also HDMI, USB and Apple MFI certified.

iConn takes pride in being willing and open to adapt to continuously higher standards as new environmental and ethical policies arise, with the aim to meet and exceed these standards in its position as an industry leader.

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Who We Are

iConn is an engineered manufacturing service provider incorporated in 2008. We utilize best-in-class manufacturing technologies and techniques together with complementary value added services to provide high quality subassembly manufacturing to OEM and CM companies.

  • Leadership Team
  • Ethics and Environmental Policies
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Robert J. Tondreault, President

Robert founded iConn in January 2008. In addition to his role as President he also oversees Engineering as the CTO.  Prior to founding iConn he served as CTO of RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Directors for CCHB.

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Turker Hidirlar,
VP, Sales & Marketing

Turker Hidirlar is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing, reporting to the President Robert J. Tondreault. Turker serves as a member of the executive team and oversees iConn’s Global Sales and Marketing as well as Customer Service. Turker joined iConn in April 2008. Prior to joining iConn he served as CEO of RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Directors for CCHB.

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Henry Low, Director,
Operations (Asia)

Henry Low is the Director of Operations (Asia), reporting to the President Robert J. Tondreault. Henry serves as a member of the executive team and oversees iConn’s Operations in Asia. He is responsible for the Supply Chain and Quality Management of Asian based manufacturers. Henry joined iConn in March 2008. Prior to joining iConn he served as Director of Operations at RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange.

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1. Ethics

iConn is built upon the cornerstone values of honesty and integrity. Our founder’s unyielding commitment to these core values guide our business practices, and our employees pride themselves in displaying these values.

2. Environment

iConn Inc. Management, its Staff and all operations World Wide, are committed to minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment. Our commitment is not limited only to compliance with all applicable legal environmental requirements, but to push beyond. We also train and create awareness that it is our duty to care for the environment. iConn seeks to continuously improve our environmental performance by:

  • Reducing pollution through the evaluation of operations, products and services and ensuring they are designed, manufactured and delivered with minimum effect to our air, land and water
  • Reducing toxic emissions through design, selection, implementation and use of materials, packaging and transportation.
  • Promoting and rewarding recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
  • Sourcing and promoting a product range to minimize the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • Meeting or exceeding all environmental legislation that relates to the Company.
  • Complying with, measuring and monitoring iConn and its partner operations against accredited programs such as RoHS and Deca-BDE.

Our aim is to expand our business activities with suppliers and partners who operate and share our values in global environment conservation, and promote environmentally-friendly products and materials.

Contact

Address:
8909 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine
California 92618 USA

Phone:
+1 800 286 6742
+1 949 297 8448

 

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Robert J. Tondreault, President

Robert founded iConn in January 2008. In addition to his role as President he also oversees Engineering as the CTO. Prior to founding iConn he served as CTO of RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Directors for CCHB.

Prior to joining RapidConn, Robert held various engineering R&D and machine design positions for industry leading electronic interconnect companies such as Augat, Winchester Electronics, Wearnes Hollingsworth and Robinson Nugent. He began his career in the electronic interconnect industry in 1982 and since then has obtained 14 mechanical patents.

He has over 12 years of experience in International Business affairs with emphasis on Asian manufacturing. His leadership has fostered growth and diversification in manufacturing and engineering services. Robert’s goal is for iConn to become an industry leader in manufacturing services with focus on customer re-shoring initiatives.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Turker Hidirlar, VP, Sales & Marketing

Turker Hidirlar is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing, reporting to the President Robert J. Tondreault.

Turker serves as a member of the executive team and oversees iConn’s Global Sales and Marketing as well as Customer Service.

Turker joined iConn in April 2008. Prior to joining iConn he served as CEO of RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. He also served on the Board of Directors for CCHB.

Prior to joining RapidConn, Turker held a series of executive positions for electronic interconnect companies NS-Tech and Wearnes Group. Earlier in his carrier he ran a technology company in Singapore that manufactured CD-Rom drives.

Having worked as an industry leader while living in various countries of diverse culture, he has developed and continuously proven to be creative and adaptable, with the ability to improvise. These key attributes make him a dynamic and determined member of iConn’s Executive team.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honors in Marketing from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.

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Henry Low, Director, Operations (Asia)

Henry Low is the Director of Operations (Asia), reporting to the President Robert J. Tondreault.

Henry serves as a member of the executive team and oversees iConn’s Operations in Asia. He is responsible for the Supply Chain and Quality Management of Asian based manufacturers.

Henry joined iConn in March 2008. Prior to joining iConn he served as Director of Operations at RapidConn, a division of Connect County Holdings Bhd (CCHB), a publicly listed electronic interconnect company registered on the Malaysian Stock Exchange.

Prior to joining RapidConn, Henry held a series of key Quality Management positions for avionics, consumer and commercial electronic companies such as Westinghouse Pacific, Possehl-Sumiko Electronics, Wearnes Peripherals and Goh Electronics Singapore. He was responsible for achieving ISO 9000 certifications for Westinghouse Pacific, Possehl-Sumiko Singapore/Malaysia/Hong Kong and Wearnes Peripherals Singapore/Malaysia.

His versatility in adapting to a changing foreign business environment with diverse cultures and his operational expertise with a focus on quality management make him a vital member of iConn’s Executive team.

He holds a Graduate Degree in Quality Management from University of Wollongong, Australia.

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