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PCB Assembly Express Develops Next Generation Quoting and Ordering System

Feb 07, 2012

PCB Assembly Express, a company in Lake Oswego, OR that provides quality assembly from prototype to high volume, announces new PCB services and partnerships, along with a next generation website to reflect them.  It is, according to its president, Agustin Araujo, the only company that can truly offer both online quoting and ordering in real time for PCB Design & Layout, PCB Fabrication, and PCB Assembly.  While other sites typically require a request for quote submission, and get back to you later with their quote, Araujo says PCB Assembly Express now allows you to conduct that entire process online.  And, he points out, because of the thorough “matrix” quoting system, those are firm quotes, not estimates that are subject to additional charges.

The site is further distinguished as being the only one on which you can quote and order both U.S. and Offshore services.  Quoting both U.S. and Offshore at the same time allows customers to compare pricing and other advantages such as lead time; and they indicate that enables them to make better-informed decisions.  The company’s U.S. based assembly process is ideal for fast-turn prototype to low volume (1-100) and Hi-rel or ITAR, while its offshore partners allow it to service high volume production needs at the lowest possible pricing. 

This next-generation online quoting and ordering system is both very sophisticated and easy to use, due in great part to its unique “Quote Assistant,” accompanying the user through the entire process.  Based on need (which Quote Assistant helps define) the customer selects either U.S. or Offshore PCB assembly, completes the Quote Form, and hits “Calculate.”  At that point, the system displays various assembly labor costs, making it easy to select whichever is appropriate for the job at hand.  You may then order, or retain the quote in your Quote Cart for further reference.

Working with carefully selected partners such as sister company PentaLogix, with its leading  SmartDFM™ design rules check, ensures the best prototypes possible.  And because of the recent partnership with Newark/element 14, engineers needing turnkey services now have access to hundreds of top electronics brands.

Araujo says that it is one thing to wish that things could be both easier and more comprehensive, and yet another to fill that bill.  He is convinced that PCB Assembly Express, with its new online quoting and ordering system does just that.  The system can be personally experienced at       

About PCB Assembly Express:
Located in Lake Oswego, OR, USA, PCB Assembly Express is dedicated to the simplicity of a sophisticated process, and has achieved that for the PCB ordering and quoting process with its newly designed website, whether for PCB design, layout, fabrication, or assembly.  Making its online matrix and quote assistant the centerpiece of its real-time quote and ordering process, it provides the selection guidelines, pricing structure, and additional service partnerships to make either U.S. Quick-Turn Prototype ordering or Offshore Volume Assembly ordering a simple task.  With its several partnerships in place it is also consistently cost-effective and highly competitive.  Further information and actual ordering forms can be found at

About PentaLogix:
Located in Lake Oswego, OR, USA, PentaLogix has been a leading manufacturer of electronics CAM, Test, and Gerber-viewer software for over 25 years.  Developer of SmartDFM™ software, PentaLogix has consistently pioneered ways to assist engineers in PCB development since the days when the company was known in the U.S.A. as Lavenir Technology, Inc.  Recent partnerships with Newark/element14 and PCB Assembly Express allow it to add both components and PCB assembly to its list of services, making PentaLogix the only provider in the industry to go from concept to final assembly, all by using one website:

About Newark/element14:
Newark and its innovative online element14 engineering community, are both businesses of the global Premier Farnell Group (LSE:pfl), a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals around the world.  Stocking components and test equipment from 500+ top manufacturers, Newark is known in the US, Canada and Mexico for providing the broadest electronics selection for same-day shipping.  Customers do business with Newark through multiple sales channels: contact centers, a local branch network, field sales force and websites at  and

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