Federal Electronics was established in 1948 as Federal Radio and Television in Providence, RI. Founded by Romolo Evangelista, the company originally sold and repaired electric appliances and equipment. By 1961, with the contract manufacturing business model in its infancy, Mr. Evangelista started BEAM Electronics in a nearby 8,000 square foot facility, supplying build-to-print cable assemblies and wire harnesses to the IBM Corporation in Poughkeepsie, NY for its mainframe computer products. In 1963, the name was officially changed to Federal Electronics. As the contract manufacturing industry continued to evolve and mature, so too did Federal Electronics. Over the years, with a growing customer base in the instrumentation, industrial, and military markets, Federal expanded its service offerings to include fiber optic interconnects, printed circuit board assemblies, box builds, higher level assemblies, and systems integration.
Today, Federal Electronics is a multi-national, vertically-integrated Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with facilities in Cranston, RI, and Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. The company focuses on the challenging requirements found within low-to-mid volume, higher mix and higher complexity applications in the defense/aerospace, life science/medical, test/instrumentation, and industrial capital equipment markets, with a particular concentration in “difficult to outsource” projects.