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Substrate & PCB Fabrication & Assembly

Miniaturization of components and increasing of signal speeds on all kinds of circuits has been governed as much by the ability of reliable printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication and manufacturing technology as it has been by the ability to produce the small components. Accuracy of layer registration, controlling substrate layer thicknesses for impedance, constructing dependable buried vias, and generating solder masks that guarantee components will self-align without allowing solder bridging or component tombstoning have all been significant challenges.

 Copper Plating
oz/ft2 Thickness (mil)
1/4 0.36
1/2 0.70
1 1.4
2 2.8
3 4.2
4 5.6
Simple circuits can still be handled with decades old layout and construction techniques, but if you are beyond that level, then some serious learning needs to be done for adopting best practices that will help assure first-pass success. These resources will help you get there with a minimum of pain. In many cases, PCB companies can turn your schematics into a finished PCB, and often can carry it into production. Please consider RF Cafe advertisers first when investigating services.
Listings on this page are for companies that fabricate PCBs and/or provide component mounting services. Please refer to the Technical Services page for companies that provide circuit design. Substrate & PCB Design Data: Trace fusing, temperature rise, suppliers, etc.

My policy is to only list companies that actually manufacture product or offer services related to the page title subject. Product distributors and sales representatives are not listed (they have their own page). This helps guarantee that each listing offers a unique product or service. NOTICE: I am no longer adding hyperlinks due to so many companies asking to be removed because of some issue with Google Statistics. Your best bet is to use a search engine to find company websites directly. If you are interested in advertising, please visit my Advertising information page.
Asian CircuitsAsian Circuits
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
888-371-5478
Asian Circuits, with its HQ in Toronto, Canada, and production facilities in China, has emerged as a well known turn-key PCB assembly service provider. Asian Circuits is known for providing electronic manufacturing services, including PCB fabrication, components sourcing, and complete electronic assembly. Our online PCB assembly quote generator can help you estimate the assembly cost of your PCB project. We cater to customers primarily located in the U.S. and Canada.
Prototype PCB Assembly
 • Turn-key Circuit Board Assembly, 1-25 PCAs
 • Component Sourcing & Supply
 • Competitive Handling Charges
PCB Manufacturing
 • Substrate Features
   » Max Size: 19.7"x31.5"  » Min Hole: 0.006"
   » # of Layers: 1-30  » Controlled Impedance
   » Copper Thickness: 0.5 oz to 5.0 oz
   » Vias: Blind, Buried and Plugged
   » Min Line Width: 3 mil  » Min Line Spacing: 3 mil
 • Material Types
   » FR-4, High TG FR-4  » PTFE  » Aluminum Base
   » Rogers  » Specialized material on request
 • Turn-Around Time
   » Rush: 24 Hours  » Standard Prototype: 5 days
   » Standard Production: 10 days
 • Inspection: Visual, X-ray, AOI, In-Circuit Test

Bittelle ElectronicsBittele Electronics
North York, Ontario, Canada
416-800-7540
Bittele Electronics is a leading Turn-Key PCB assembly manufacturer in the EMS Industry. We will answer all your questions and solve all your problems in PCB Design & Layout, PCB Assembling, PCB Fabrication, testing to RoHS rules.
PCB Design & Layout
• BoM Generation • Multi-Layer Analog, Digital
• Schematic Capture • Micro-BGA and BGA
• SMT Solder Paste Stencil Artwork
PCB Fabrication
• Multi-Layer (1-30) • Max Size: 19.7" x 31.5"
• Controlled Impedance • Quick-Turn Prototypes
• 100% Electrical Testing • 3 mil Traces, Spaces
• Min Hole: 0.006" • Blind, Buried, Plugged Vias
PCB Assembly
• SMT and Through-Hole • Fine Pitch Placement
• BGA Assembly • Quick-turn PCB Assembly
• BGA X-Ray Inspection • Turn-Key PCB Assy.
Prototype PCB Assembly • Functional Testing
PCB Assembly Components
• Material Inventory Mgt • IC Programming
• Source, Crosses, Sub Hard-to-Find Parts
• Electrical Analysis • Parts Incoming Check
• Components Procurement and Kitting

Fast CircuitsFast Circuits
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
1-888-868-2272

Fast Circuits, a leading PCB manufacturer of printed circuit boards, has been providing since 2009 high-quality PCB manufacturing and fabrication services to U.S. and Canadian clients. Our fabrication facilities give us the capability of producing PCBs such as FR4, high temp FR4, Rogers high frequency, heavy copper, and high density. We also have expertise at delivering impedance control, buried & blind vias, and multiple layered PCBs. Our assembly services in SMT and PTH capabilities are popular with overseas clients.

Basic Prototype PCB Services

Multiple Layered Capabilities

Mass Quantity PCBs

Layers: 0-30 PCB
Material: FR-4, Rogers Ultralam 2000, Rogers RO4350, Rogers RO4003, Polyimide, Teflon, Black FR-4, Arlon AR-350, Getek Copper Clad Thermal Substrate, Hybrid (Rogers and FR4), BT Epoxy, Nelco 4013
Core-Thickness (Min): 0.0025"
Max Size: 2-Layer: 20" x 28", Multi-layer: 16" x 26"
Min Width & Space for Conductor: 0.003"
Min Hole Size: 0.006"
PCB Tolerances: PTH Hole: ±0.002", Front to Back: ±0.002", NPTH Hole: ±0.001", Solder Mask: ±0.002", Tooling Holes: ±0.001", Hole to Pad: ±0.005"

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AccuSpec | accuspecelectronic.com
814-476-1258 | McKean, PA
Specializes in PCB assembly including thru-hole, surface mount or mixed technology. Additional capabilities include cable & harness assembly, wire prep, wire wrap termination, potting & conformal coatings, component lead cutting and forming, axial tape and reeling, circular connector assembly, electronic & electro/mechanical assembly, chassis and box builds.

AFM Microelectronics | afmmicroelectronics.com
858-755-7688 | San Diego, CA
High Q, low ESR/ESL RF/microwave multilayer ceramic capacitors, high dielectric GBBL substrates.

American Standard Circuits | asc-i.com
Manufactures quality rigid, metal-backed and flex printed circuit boards on various types of substrates for a variety of applications.

Analog Technologies Corp | analog-tech.com
952-894-9228 | Minneapolis, MN
Services for electronics assembly including prototype and low volume PCB and flex circuits; specializes in advance packages including BGA, Chip-on-board, and flip chip.

Applied Thin-Film Products | thinfilm.com
510-661-4287 | Fremont, CA
DC to light frequencies, PTH, AlO3, BeO, AIN, quartz, sapphire, 72-hour turnaround.

Artek Manufacturing | artek-mfg.com
858-452-6456 | San Diego, CA
Prototype assembly; BGA, CSP, LCC rework, Remove/Replace/Reball; X-ray services; Visual Inspection services using fiberoptic lenses.

Asian Circuits Inc | 7pcbassembly.com
888-371-5478 | Ontario, Canada
Mid to high volume electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) and provider of printed circuit board assembly (PCB) services with surface-mount (SMT), through-hole (THT) and mix components.

Avanti Circuits | avanticircuits.com
888 595-8876 | Phoenix, AZ
Single sided, double sided, multi layers, SMOBC, all gold body, tin immersion (Omikron), soft bondable gold, blind and buried vias, plugged vias.

CIF | cif.fr
+33-1 4547 4800 | France
Manufacturer of PCB-processing equipment (UV-exposure, etching, drilling, metallisation) & SMT-assembly equipment (SMD-placing equipment, reflow ovens), for small & medium production runs, manufactures presensitised boards & consumables for the development of printed circuit boards.

Cirtech | cirtech.com
714-921-0860 | Orange, CA
Design and manufacture of prototype, quick turn and medium volume production of Printed Circuit Boards.

Custom Circuit Boards | .customcircuitboards.com
888-906-6331 | Phoenix, AZ
Over 30 years of experience providing engineers and hobbyists with rigid and rigid-flex quick turn PCB prototyping with turn around times of 1 day to 2 weeks. Materials include FR4 (Tg – 135C, 145C, 170C), Rogers Ultralam 2000, Rogers RO4350, Rogers RO4003, Polyimide, Teflon, Black FR4, Arlon AR350, Getek Copper, Clad Thermal Substrates, Hybrid (Rogers and FR4), BT Epoxy, Nelco 4013. ROHS compliant, UL approved, and ITAR registered.

eTech-WEB | etech-web.com
512-833-5868 | Austin, TX
Your business partner for BGA repair, precision machining and printed circuit board repair.

Denis Ferranti Electronics | dferrantielectronics.co.uk
+44 (0) 1248 370370 | Gwynedd, UK
Contract electronics manufacturer with many PCB production projects for clients in challenging sectors such as defence, petrochemical, security and aerospace. SMT PCB assembly and PTH assembly solutions.

Fast Circuits | 7pcbmanufacturing.com
888-868-2272 | Ontario, Canada
Since 2009, Canadian-based Fast Circuits Inc. has offered to U.S. and Canadian customers premium PCB manufacturing that includes low run PCB manufacturing and Flex or Rigid PCB prototyping. Our production facilities are based in China in order to obtain for our customers premium quality and narrow tolerance PCBs at the most attractive prices.

Filtran Microcircuits | filtranmicro.com
613-737-0706 | Canada
Microstrip, bonded stripline, thick metal backed teflon, mixed dielectric multilayer circuits.

First Level, Inc | firstlevelinc.com
717-266-2450 | York, PA
Electronic manufacturing services, packaging for microelectronic assemblies, CSP, COB, SCM, MCM, flip chip, chip on flex, stud bumping/micropost, die and wire bonding, encapsulation, PCB assembly and test, prototype to production.

Foundation Technology | foundation.co.uk
01908 269120 | Crownhill, Milton Keynes, UK
PCB, BGA surface mount assembly, PCB prototyping, box build assembly, quality manufacturing, PCB testing, in circuit test, flying & roving probe, boundary scan (JTAG), functional.

Imagineering, Inc | pcbnet.com
847-806-0003 | Elk Grove Village, IL
High quality and on time Printed Circuit Boards. Every one of our boards meet IPC-A-600 F (Class2) standard, be it prototype or production.

Kingfield Electronics | kingfield-electronics.co.uk
01246 451701 | Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
Provides contract electronic manufacturing services within the industrial, instrumentation, medical, military and scientific market sectors.

Labtech | labtechltd.com
+44 (0) 1544 260 093 | UK
A leading and integrated European based manufacturer of high-end microwave components and microwave manufacturing services.

M/A-COM (now Cobham) | cobham.com
800-366-2266 | Lowell, MA
Developer and high-volume manufacturer of RF, microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and technologies including diodes, semiconductors, transistors, passives, blocks, substrates.

Make My Circuit Board | makemycircuitboard.com
949-295-8880 | Tustin, CA
Contract electronics manufacturer offering printed circuit board design, layout, fabrication, assembly & testing. Prototype & production quantities.

Martronics | martronics.org
805-239-1932 | Paso Robles, CA
7-1300Mhz discone antennas 13-1300MHz discone antennas 30-1300 discone antennas, PCB design, RF cable assemblies, BALUNS, UNUNS, mobile hitch antenna mounts, systems, and assembly services.
FotofabFotofab
Chicago, IL
Tel: 773-463-6211
Fax: 773-463-3387
A World Apart in a World of Parts
Fotofab Chemical Etching - A leading supplier of mission critical thin metal parts since 1967.
Custom-made precision metal parts - chemical etching, metal stamping, RF shielding, or any custom part made out of metal.
 • Chemical etching to 0.004 ±0.002 in.
Fotofab Antennas • Laser etching to 0.001 ±0.0002 in.
 • RF/EMI Shielding
 • Metal Stamping
 • Lead Frames
 • Request a Free Quote
Fotofab Optical Apertures and Encoders • Same-Day Rapid Prototyping
 • Connector Housings
 • Design Guidelines
 • Apertures
 • Filter Screens
Fotofab EMI/RFI Shields, RF shieldingWe are pleased to send you some sample parts, design guide and more information regarding our quality custom parts, short lead-times and low cost services. Please contact us for more information.

Fotofab parts are as RoHS compliant as the specs you provide to us.


Electro-PhotonicsElectro-Photonics
772-485-0927
Palm City, FL
Electro-Photonics LLC is a global supplier of RF & Microwave components. Our products include SMT hybrid couplers, wire bondable passive components, coaxial products, test fixtures and very useful test boards for evaluating components. The Electro-Photonics team can support your small R&D design requirements with RF & Microwave test fixtures and save you valuable design and characterization time.
• Passive RF Components
   -  RF & microwave amplifiers
   -  Wire-bondable quartz spiral inductors
   -  Wire-bondable single-layer capacitors
   -  RF & microwave power dividers
   -  Coaxial cable assemblies & connector adapters
   -  90° SMT hybrid couplers
   -  Ceramic RF & microwave filters
   -  Thin film sub-mounts & mounting tabs
• Build-to-Print Services
   -  Alumina, beryllium oxide, Al nitride, quartz, CVD
   -  MMIC package design
• Custom Evaluation Boards
   -  Evaluation boards per manufacturers' layouts
   -  Layout optimization
   -  SOLT de-embedding

Please click here to visit the PCB Material World websitePCB Material World
Schaumburg, IL
Tel: 847-809-2757
Fax: 847-963-8045
   We buy surplus, obsolete, and offcut
   RF Copper Clad Laminates.
 PCB Material World is an independent
 distributor and market maker of PCB raw
 materials. We buy and sell PCB raw materials
 such as Copper Clad Laminates, Copper Foil,
 Drill Backer and Entry, among other items.
 We specialize in exotic and hard to find copper
 clad laminates and other materials including:
 • Duroid® • GETEK® • Kapton® Flex
 • CEM-1 • GIL Technologies • Copper Foils
 • CEM-3 • Arlon • Thin Core FR-4
 • FR-4 • RF Laminates • BT Epoxy
 • Taconic • Heavy Coppers • Metal Backed
 • Aramid • Polyimide • Other Materials
 Visit our website to search our online inventory
 database or download a PDF copy of our
 inventory. We serve hobbyists, universities,
 R&D Labs, and quick turn and volume industrial
 manufacturers.

Micro Substrates | cci-msc.com
480-967-0624 | Tempe, AZ
Power distribution bus bars and board stiffener products, bimetallic, via-filled ceramic and quartz substrates, high-frequency semiconductor packages, surge-protection devices (TVSS) and solderless, area-array connectors.

Modular Components National, Inc | modularcomp.com
410-879-6553 | Forest Hill, MD
Precision etching, internal laser cutting, PTFE bonded assembly boards, microstrip package housing, complete assembly, precision plating, microwave circuit plated thru-holes.

Nexlogic Technologies | nexlogic.com
408-436-8150 | San Jose, CA
PCB design, fabrication, assembly, comprehensive data integration tools for the PCB design and manufacturing industry.

OnBoardCircuits | onboardcircuits.com
602-595-6140 | Scottsdale, AZ
Quick-turn prototype and ramp-to-volume production boards to full-scale production printed circuit boards, every phase is monitored and managed by highly qualified professionals.

Online Electronics | pcb4less.com
800-499-9905 / Elk Grove Village, IL
PCBs, quick turnaround, best available prices from local and offshore locations.

Otter Computer, Inc | otterusa.com
408-735-7358 | Santa Clara, CA
PCB total solution services from schematic design through layout, fabrication, and assembly.

Overnite Protos | pcborder.com
800-499-9905 | Elk Grove Village, IL
Quick turn PCBs, specializing in overnight turnaround prototype and production.

Pad2Pad.com | pad2pad.com
201-447-9120 | Midland Park, NJ
Low-cost, rapid turn-around PCB fabrication service. Free downloadable layout software. Live, online support available.

PCBexpress | pcbexpress.com
503-829-9108x337 | Mulino, OR
High quality prototype PCBs shipped worldwide! Most popular pre-set drill sizes - PCB drill hole sizes. Easy online order process. Outstanding customer service Over 30yrs PCB experience you can trust!

PCB Fab Express | pcbfabexpress.com
408-857-0039 | Sunnyvale, CA
5-day turn on 5 pieces, online quotes

PCB Pool | pcbpool.com
877-390-8541 | Boston, MA & San Jose, CA
Free layout software, easy online ordering. Whether you order 2 prototype PCBs or 1000, the set-up costs are always the same!

Polyflon | polyflon.com
203-840-7555 | Norwalk, CT
Microwave substrates, circuit fabrication, capacitors, electroplated PTFE, plastics fabrication.

Power Design Services | powerdesignservices.com
408-437-1931 | San Jose, CA
Design, fabrication & assembly. Standard FR4, flex, and rigid-flex RF | microwave | high speed, hybrids. Quickturn in 24 hours, standard 2 week lead time, complete DFM check, impedance calculation.

Precision Technologies | eprotos.com
888-228-9440 | Elk Grove Village, IL
Special low prices on 3-Day turn-around. New customers get up to $200.00 OFF your first order. Free DFM (Design Rule Check) on every job. Our "1-Day Turn" means "Same day shipping." Boards Shipped ON-TIME guaranteed!. Quick turn production within 3-5days available.

PWB America, Inc | pwbamerica.com
714-695-0397 | Anaheim, CA
Specializes in PCB Design for all types of boards, quick turn and low pricing, also provide complete DFM and EMI check and resonance analysis at the PCB design stage.

San Francisco Circuits | sfcircuits.com
650-655-7202 | San Mateo, CA
San Francisco Circuits and our strong network provide a unique one stop solution to all your PCB needs: PCB design to PCB manufacturing & fabrication. MilSpec, flex & rigid flex options.

SchmartBoard | schmartboard.com
510-659-1549 | Fremont, CA
Pin break-out adapter PCBs for all types of surface mount & CSP packages. QFP, PLCC. BGA, QFN, etc.

Screaming Circuits | screamingcircuits.com
866-784-5887 | Milwaukie, OR
Prototype and low volume PCB and electronic assemblies.

Shaai Scanner, LLC | shaaiscanner.com
858-254-5751 | San Diego, CA
PCB film scanning, CAD conversion, Caming or Gerber editing, reverse engineering, PCB schematic and layout.

Sierra Proto Express | protoexpress.com
800-763-7503 | Sunnyvale, CA
ISO-9002 and MilSpec MIL-P-55110 certified high technology printed circuit board manufacturer specializing in quick turn prototypes and medium production.

Standard Printed Circuits, Inc | standardpc.com
607-674-2741 | Sherburne, NY
Standard is a full service provider of 1-12 layer printed circuits, High Frequency products, and High Temperature PCBs. Quick turn capability.

Sunstone Circuits | sunstone.com
503-829-9108 | Mulino, OR
Offers a complete range of printed circuit board capabilities including PCBexpress® - simple, quickturn prototype PCBs up to 6 layers, PCBpro.com® - full-featured and design-checked circuit boards up to 8 layers, PCB123® free, downloadable printed circuit board design software.

Ultra CEMS | ultra-cems.com
01305 784738 | Weymouth, Dorset, UK
A contract electronics manufacturer focusing on the low to medium volume, high reliability sector. We provide electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to customers requiring PCB assembly, sub-assembly or full turnkey box build.
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