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Power Design Services

Power Design Service's quick turn and hands-on customer service provides best-in-class printed circuit board, PCB, flex circuit and prototype design, fabrication, and assembly for your business.

San Jose, California, USA

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  • Phone 408-437-1931
  • Fax 408-437-1070

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PCB Assembly With Obsolete Parts and Hard-To-Find Components

Mar 13, 2018 | Tuan Tran

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....

Making a Rigid Industry More Flexible

Feb 21, 2018 | Tuan Tran

Flex Circuits and Rigid-Flex Boards Are Taking Off...

What Makes Flex Circuit Assembly Different?

Feb 18, 2018 | Tuan Tran

Flex circuits allow manufacturers to be more creative than ever....

PCB Assembly – Doing Business Online and Out-of-State

Dec 30, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Working with out-of-state PCB assembly firms can definitely work if excellent quality, communications and logistics are in place....

Top Reasons to Outsource IC Reworks on PCB

Dec 30, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Reworking printed circuit boards may require certain skills and tools to ensure quality results. When is it appropriate to outsource this work? ...

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

Dec 29, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Although PCB assembly is a highly automated process, there are times when manual PCB assembly makes sense for prototyping innovative tech products. ...

Why Design PCB Assemblies with Testing in Mind?

Nov 14, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Can you put a product that hasn't been fully tested on the market? When it comes to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing, most firms’ answer is neither a strict yes or no. ...

Solder Paste Printing – the Most Critical Part of Building a Quality PCB Explained

Nov 03, 2017 | Tuan Tran

If someone were to ask what the most important part of their favorite electronic device is, they are likely to point to the printed circuit board (PCB) responsible for making the device work before moving on to other components. From large motherboards to tiny chips, most of the technology that retail consumers take for granted comes down to a properly installed and calibrated PCB. ...

Just‐In‐Time Material Management for the PCB Industry

Nov 03, 2017 | Tuan Tran

As with any production industry, businesses in the PCB industry need to maintain a healthy balance between the components they keep in stock and those they use for meet client orders. Ordering too many components comes with serious disadvantages, as does not ordering enough, and PCB manufacturers need to stay as close as possible to a happy medium between the two....

Flex Circuit Manufacturing for Innovative Product Design

Sep 27, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Flex and rigid flex circuits have become increasingly popular in the high-density electronics industry for their cost-saving three-dimensional configurations. The ability to build circuitry to fit the device instead of the other way around, offers significant advantages for complex aerospace, military, and medical device applications....

The Importance of On‐Site Training for PCB Assembly

Aug 28, 2017 | Tuan Tran

If there is one way to guarantee world-class results in the electronics industry, it's by ensuring factory floor technicians enjoy consistent, regular training. Regular training ensures that assembly line technicians use standardized methods, generating efficiencies and improving the assembly process....

How Does 3D AOI Increase Manufacturing Quality?

Aug 28, 2017 | Tuan Tran

PCB suppliers in the automotive space are vastly accelerating their time to market by using automated optical inspection (AOI) systems during PCB assembly. However, this next-generation technique is not limited in scope to the automotive industry – it has powerful implications for the entire PCB industry....

Why Use a California PCB Assembly Company?

Aug 25, 2017 | Tuan Tran

High Quality Solutions to Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Time...

Why is Customer Feedback So Important for PCB Assembly?

Aug 12, 2017 | Tuan Tran

PCB Assembly is Collaborative Manufacturing...

Generate Faster PCB Assembly Turnarounds

Aug 12, 2017 | Tuan Tran

The Case of Night Shifts vs. Additional Production Lines for PCB Assembly Efficiency...

Strategic Material Management Generates Value

Aug 02, 2017 | Tuan Tran

When designing innovative products, material concerns often take a backseat to user experience goals. This is natural – after all, good products that offer value to end-users are essentially guaranteed a place on the modern tech marketplace. However, material management concerns take priority when considering the cost and turnaround time of product manufacture....

How to Produce the Best Circuit Boards – Fast!

Jul 24, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Professionally assembling circuit boards used to be slow. Many circuit board manufacturers still take up to two weeks or longer to produce circuit boards according to customer design specifications. ...

Strategic Material Management Generates Value

Jul 24, 2017 | Tuan Tran

When designing innovative products, material concerns often take a backseat to user experience goals. This is natural – after all, good products that offer value to end-users are essentially guaranteed a place on the modern tech marketplace. However, material management concerns take priority when considering the cost and turnaround time of product manufacture....

Testing Prototype Assembled PCBs — Who Should Do It?

Jun 29, 2017 | Tuan Tran

What's the most cost-effective method for testing prototype PCBs? Should the assembler do it, or the client's in-house engineers? This article explains all....

What Is Turnkey Electronic Manufacturing?

Jun 23, 2017 | Tuan Tran

End-to-end PCB assembly by world-class companies like Power Design Services allows you to focus on your core competencies with the added benefits of reduced cost and time to market. From material procurement to circuit board design and manufacturing, and supply chain management, we serve your needs helping you reach customers faster. Here is an overview of what our turnkey electronic manufacturing services consist of, and how you can use them to reduce your build time and cost....

When to Use Flex Circuit vs. Rigid Circuit Boards

Jun 14, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Flexible circuitry may be preferable to rigid circuitry in situations where space or weight is limited....

Improve Assembly Turnaround For Tab-Routed Array Panelization

May 31, 2017 | Tuan Tran

These guidelines give the assembly team a standardized, no-nonsense method to produce a reliable panelization solution. By eliminating panelization guesswork, you ensure successful assembly even for complex projects....

A Guide to Successful Printed Circuit Board Documentation

Apr 24, 2017 | Tuan Tran

The process of taking a design from schematic to actual working prototype is a complex one, however, and proper documentation is the best way to simplify it....

Six Reasons to Invest in Product Prototypes Early and Often

Apr 15, 2017 | Tuan Tran

Few things are more exciting to manufacturers than new product ideas. New designs, engineering challenges and the ability to deliver a new user experience are all rewarding hallmarks of innovation. However, the road that separates conceptualization and commercialization is riddled with tight turns and obstacles. Fast, efficient prototyping is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the journey....

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