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Green Circuits and Power Design Services Combine Creating an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry Powerhouse

San Jose, CA – May 22, 2018 – In order to continue to meet the ever-expanding requirements of the manufacturing industry, Power Design Services (PDS) and Green Circuits announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement effective May 21, 2018.

With a focus on speed and service, Power Design Services provides full-turnkey printed circuit board (PCB) design, prototype and production services. Built on a commitment to quality, Green Circuits is a full-service contract manufacturer focusing on prototyping and high mix, medium volume assembly.

“This partnership presents an opportunity to extend the missions of both organizations to provide high-quality design, prototyping and full-scale production services to our customers,” stated Ted Park, President, Green Circuits. “With many of our customers on aggressive development schedules, having all these capabilities within one organization reduces time to market, enabling a faster production ramp and reducing overall costs for our customers.”

“Constantly striving for perfection and working toward aligned goals with like-minded individuals, complimentary skills and a customer-first attitude, this partnership will provide customers with the assurance that their projects will be completed to their specific design requirements, on-time and on-budget,” stated Joe O’Neil, President, Power Design Services. “Combining these two strong organizations, both committed to service, speed, quality and customer service, I am excited about the path that we are on and for what the future holds for both our customers and employees.”  

About Green Circuits

Green Circuits is a full-service contract manufacturer for the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry with a focus on prototyping and high mix, medium volume assembly. Founded in 2006, the company provides high speed, precision assembly of all types of printed circuit boards and specializes in quick turn manufacturing services where reduced time-to-market is essential to the latest technologies to meet the demands of both lead free and leaded manufacturing. Green’s objective is to provide solutions through all phases of product assembly. Prototyping leads to production, which leads to end product box-build. Green Circuits’ goal is to support the transition between these stages and offer the services required in doing so.  Green Circuit’s processes and systems are registered to AS9100 and ISO13485 quality standards.

About Power Design Services

Power Design Services (PDS) was created in the interest of conveniently facilitating customer needs through partnership. PDS believes that only through thorough communication and diligent follow through can we expect return business. PDS specializes in prototype and pre-production build quantities with emphasis on quality and on-time delivery. PDS founders started in the printed circuit board industry in the early 80’s, and in 2003, with their experienced background, opened PDS. Knowing it would be a challenge in an over saturated industry; they knew that PDS could offer services and quality not been seen before within the industry. Today Fortune 500 companies such as Toshiba, Intel and LAM Research rely on PDS for their prototype and small production requirements.

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Quick Turn PCB Prototype Expertise

We Have the Quick Turn PCB Prototype Expertise You Need

Your company needs Power Design Services’ expertise in quick-turn PCB prototypes to launch your fledgling electronic product.

Our approach to printed circuit board prototype manufacturing is team-based. The founders of Power Design Services started the company to provide a vitally needed service – quality PCB assembly at reasonable prices, ready when our clients need it.

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Rigid Flex PCB Basic Layout Guidelines

rigid flex pcb assembly

Follow Our Rigid-Flex PCB Basic Layout Guidelines for Success

Power Design Services produces durable rigid-flex PCBs that meet today’s challenge of flawless performance in applications for all types of industries.

A hybrid of the best attributes of rigid and flex circuits, rigid-flex circuits and printed circuit boards perform at a higher level than conventional rigid circuits while taking up less space. Businesses in the aerospace, medical, automotive, military, and consumer electronics sectors increasingly use the versatile rigid-flex PCB.

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PCB Assembly with Obsolete Parts and Hard-to-Find Components

PCB Assembly with Obsolete Components

How important is an efficient supply chain for electronics manufacturing?

Many companies take their supply chain for granted until they need an obsolete part or a hard-to-find component. Then the importance of having resourceful contract manufacturing partners becomes an incredibly valuable asset.

Almost every contract manufacturer will eventually run into parts availability issues. The method by which contract manufacturers resolve these needs show their professionalism and commitment to generating value for their clients.

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What Makes Flex Circuit Assembly Different?

4 layer flex circuit

Every product with an on/off switch has some kind of circuit board inside of it.

For the most part, manufacturers and consumers are used to seeing circuit boards in their traditional format – flat, rectangular boards inserted into flat, rectangular products like televisions and laptop computers.

But new ergonomic product designs and the proliferation of wearable tech are changing the game for manufacturers.

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Sometimes Hand Assembly of PCBs Makes Sense

Power Design Services and other reputable PCB contractors fabricate the great majority of printed circuit boards through automated processes. The efficiency of automation has lowered overall costs, cut production time and results in PCBs of consistently high quality.

However, even in these days of automated production, there are still instances when hand assembly of PCBs makes sense.

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When to Outsource Reworking Integrated Circuits on a PCB

The days when beginner-level soldering was suitable for reworking integrated circuits (ICs) on a PCB are long gone. Reworking modern PCBs often requires expert attention and surgical precision.

Additionally, ball grid arrays, quad flat no-leads packages, and other common technologies typically require specialized equipment that manufacturers simply don’t have at hand.

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New Product Introductions and Prototypes from a Company Built for Speed

The success of new product introduction (NPI) and prototypes in the electronics industry boils down to two major factors:

  1. Skillful development, and
  2. Minimizing the time from initial concept to market arrival

Power Design Services opened its doors in 2003 with the revolutionary idea of providing a quick and effective process for NPIs and prototype creation. Our founders were optimistic Silicon Valley veterans who believed that they could build a company to fill this valuable niche in a hyper-competitive industry.

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SMT Line or Manual PCB Assembly? When Hand Assembly Makes Sense

PCB experts usually agree that automated processes reduce errors during assembly. Modern surface mount technology allows SMT line machines to produce better results more consistently for the broad majority of PCB components.

However, there are times when assembling a PCB by hand makes sense. In particular, when building prototype circuit boards in low quantities, the right combination of factors may make manual PCB assembly the preferred option.

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Advanced PCB Assembly Services That Keep Pace with Technology

PCB Assembly Turnarounds

Let’s say your business wishes to move forward with a bold new electronic application. Your first step toward production is finding a contractor who offers PCB assembly services advanced enough to handle your innovative concept.

As today’s electronic applications become more complex, the challenges of producing quality printed circuit board prototypes grow.

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