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Substrate & PCB Fabrication & Assembly

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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.


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

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

Analog Technologies Corp | | 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 | | 510-661-4287 | Fremont, CA
DC to light frequencies, PTH, AlO3, BeO, AIN, quartz, sapphire, 72-hour turnaround.

Artek Manufacturing | | 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 |
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 | | 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 | | +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 | | 714-921-0860 | Orange, CA
Design and manufacture of prototype, quick turn and medium volume production of Printed Circuit Boards.

Custom Circuit Boards | | 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 | | 512-833-5868 | Austin, TX
Your business partner for BGA repair, precision machining and printed circuit board repair.

Denis Ferranti Electronics | | +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 | | 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 | | 613-737-0706 | Canada
Microstrip, bonded stripline, thick metal backed teflon, mixed dielectric multilayer circuits.

First Level, Inc | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 01246 451701 | Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
Provides contract electronic manufacturing services within the industrial, instrumentation, medical, military and scientific market sectors.

Labtech | | +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) | 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 | | 949-295-8880 | Tustin, CA
Contract electronics manufacturer offering printed circuit board design, layout, fabrication, assembly & testing. Prototype & production quantities.

Martronics | | 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.

Micro Substrates | | 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 | | 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 | | 408-436-8150 | San Jose, CA
PCB design, fabrication, assembly, comprehensive data integration tools for the PCB design and manufacturing industry.

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

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

Overnite Protos | | 800-499-9905 | Elk Grove Village, IL
Quick turn PCBs, specializing in overnight turnaround prototype and production. | | 201-447-9120 | Midland Park, NJ
Low-cost, rapid turn-around PCB fabrication service. Free downloadable layout software. Live, online support available.

PCBexpress | | 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 | | 408-857-0039 | Sunnyvale, CA
5-day turn on 5 pieces, online quotes

PCB Pool | | 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 | | 203-840-7555 | Norwalk, CT
Microwave substrates, circuit fabrication, capacitors, electroplated PTFE, plastics fabrication.

Power Design Services | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 866-784-5887 | Milwaukie, OR
Prototype and low volume PCB and electronic assemblies.

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

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

Ultra CEMS | | 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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