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ESD Protection in the Electronic Assembly Process

As circuits get smaller and more compact, they become more susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and damage. According to the ESD Association, 25% of all electronics that are ‘damaged for unknown reasons’ can be attributed to ESD, with estimated ESD damages costing the electronics industry $5 billion a year. Disregard to ESD protection durin […]


PCB Electronic Assemblies Built in America

For high-quality, low-cost electronic assemblies built in America, come to Green Circuits. Consistency, accuracy and competitive pricing have helped our global clients reduce production time and costs significantly. Manufacturing companies in the US and across the world partner with us to improve their market share. Need to streamline your producti […]


Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

Full-Range of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Green Circuits offers a full range of electronic manufacturing (EMS) services for local, national and international companies. As global leaders in flex circuit and printed circuit board design and assembly, Green delivers efficiency, consistency and fast turnaround on even the most challenging […]


Electronic Assembly Services

We Provide PCB and Flex Circuit Design, Fabrication and Assembly for Your Innovative Product Ideas Green Circuits simplifies the complex process of product development by providing printed circuit board design, manufacturing and electronic assembly services under one roof – a valuable business partner for you! Companies such as Texas Instruments, T […]


Cable and Harness Assembly Services

Cable Manufacturing Done to Your Specs and Satisfaction The electronic manufacturing veterans at Green Circuits take pride in the fact every phase of our harness and cable assembly service is completed meticulously. Looking for cable assembly services with quick turnaround? A San Jose-based PCB and cable designer, assembler, and manufacturer of pro […]


When to Use Flex Circuit vs. Rigid Circuit Boards

Rigid circuit boards remain the most common form of Printed Circuit fabrication. However, as consumer demand for smaller devices increases, manufacturers and engineers are face with the challenge of enabling increased performance in smaller and smaller form factors to meet consumer preferences.  This continued drive to smaller, faster, cheap is a l […]


PCB Assemblies Flying Probe Test Guidelines

Over the last few years, flying probe test have become an increasingly popular test method, in comparison to traditional PCBA in-circuit tests, due to less stringent design requirements and the elimination of high fixturing and programming costs. Flying probe testing doesn’t require a dedicated testing fixture and can easily adapt to different PCBA […]


PCB Design Service

A PCB Design Service for All Companies Green Circuits’ PCB design service is often a customer’s first exposure to our company. In the highly-competitive field of printed circuit board design, assembly and fabrication, our designers understand that they must go the extra mile in order to win a customer’s business. While many companies use our PCB de […]



Common Failure Modes of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies

When a PCB in your smartphone fails, it affects your professional and personal life. PCB failure in a medical device can have far-reaching consequences and affect patient safety. How can common PCB failures be avoided?


How We Manage Quick Turn PCB Assembly

Green Circuits enables firms of all sizes to improve their production cycle while reducing manufacturing time and costs by providing an array of turnkey PCB assembly and manufacturing services to meet the needs and requirements of all production sizes within tight deadlines. Green Circuits works side-by-side with your engineers and project managers […]



Green Circuits’ SMT Expansion

Green Circuits’ SMT expansion offers increased capacity, more thorough inspections, and additional capabilities to meet customer demands.


Successful Flex Circuit Design Guidelines

With the use of sensors and technology in everything from mobile phones to refrigerators to automobiles to wearable medical devices, circuit boards are a component in many different types of products. In today’s world of electronics, any product with an on/off switch contains a circuit board. Due to their versatility, the use of flex circuits is on […]


Common PCB Failure Modes and How We Avoid Them

Green Circuits’ process for designing and fabricating high-level printed circuit boards avoids common PCB failure modes that often occur in the electronics industry. Shortcomings during the initial manufacturing process lead to many printed circuit board failures. The electronic product may also fail in later stages of development. The Green Circui […]


Quick Turn PCB Prototype Expertise

We Have the Quick Turn PCB Prototype Expertise You Need Your company needs Green Ciruits’ 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 Green Circuits started the company to provide a vitally needed service – quality PC […]


Electronic Rework Services

Green Circuits specializes in PCB electronic rework and cost-effective updates/replacement of flex circuits and printed circuit boards. Every job is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee assuring you of quality and precision. Irrespective of whether your order is small or large, Green can get it back to you when you need. Veteran industry staff […]


Rigid Flex PCB Basic Layout Guidelines

Follow Our Rigid-Flex PCB Basic Layout Guidelines for Success Green Circuits 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 conve […]


The Dark Side of PCB Assembly – Counterfeit Parts

Counterfeiting is a high-profile problem in many industries, from retail fashion to luxury goods and even the pharmaceutical sector. But few people realize just how big a problem counterfeiting is for manufacturers that rely on parts suppliers to deliver components and integrated circuits. The global electronics components supply industry does not […]


PCB Assembly with Obsolete Parts and Hard-to-Find 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 […]


Five Requirements for Full Electronic Development Partners

To create an innovative electronic product that excites consumers, your business needs the help of other companies in various associated industries. Selecting those development allies can be arduous. A single misstep can delay or even derail the best-laid plans for transforming an original idea into a market-ready product. How can you find companie […]


Making a Rigid Industry More Flexible

Why would printed circuit board (PCB) engineers turn a rigid board into a flex circuit? Up until a decade ago, they wouldn’t. Even if product schematics called for a flexible PCB design, engineers of yesteryear would usually just connect two or three small rigid boards with cables and approximate the shape of the flex circuit desired. This was a ti […]


What Makes Flex Circuit Assembly Different?

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 proliferati […]


Building Custom Cables to Meet Your Applications

Building custom cables to meet the application needs of a client is common practice at Green Circuits. Our ability to customize cable assemblies is great news for many of our clients who are new to product development. Seeking to avoid taking on an “electrical engineering” project themselves, they are often initially dismayed to learn that other co […]


Sometimes Hand Assembly of PCBs Makes Sense

Green Circuits 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 […]


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 […]


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: Skillful development, and Minimizing the time from initial concept to market arrival Green Circuits opened its doors in 2003 with the revolutionary idea of providing a quick and effective process for NPIs and prototype creation. […]


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 […]


Successful Box Build Projects Begin with Expert Planning

Box builds are quite different from straightforward printed circuit board manufacturing. The process of a box build often begins with inserting a PCB into a specially constructed enclosure. The next step – connecting the framed, printed circuit board to a sub-assembly – can be simple, or involve linking to complex electro-mechanical assemblies that […]


Advanced PCB Assembly Services That Keep Pace with Technology

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 prototy […]


Flex Circuit Manufacturing for Innovative Product Design

High Quality Solutions to Reduce Manufacturing Cost and Time 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 aerosp […]


Why Use a California PCB Assembly Company?

High Quality Solutions to Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Time Consistent quality and better customer service from local companies have resulted in hundreds of manufacturers re-shoring their PCB assembly services. With world class technology and lean processes, contract manufacturers like Green Circuits have closed the gap on pricing, which was the […]


Turning a Circuit Board into a BGA

Save Space and Money on PCB Assembly Have you ever thought of making a circuit board into a BGA?  It would make your total product smaller, costs less for assembly, requires fewer materials to manage…it’s a great idea.  Here’s an example of a happy customer who did just that with Green Circuits. Recently a customer came to GC with the idea of turni […]


Quick Turn PCB Prototype Assembly Time, Cost, and Benefits

Reduce Your Cost and Time to Market The PCB prototype assembly process at Green Circuits follows the same best practices as our complete turnkey production PCB services. Right from the initial design and layout review to selection and acquisition of the best parts, prototype assembly and testing, our goal is to help you achieve market viability wit […]


Halo Neuroscience

San Francisco start-up, Halo Neuroscience, helps athletes go for GOLD in Summer Olympics 2016 in RIO. In May 2014, Halo Neuroscience was just an early stage start-up in San Francisco.  Brett Wingeier, co-founder, came to Green Circuits (formerly Power Design Services) looking for help to do some quick turn prototypes.  Halo requirements were very l […]


Why a US Electronic Assembly Team Fits in Your Efficient Supply Chain Plans

Partnering with an established US electronic assembly team delivers a range of manufacturing benefits. In addition to proven quality, growing expertise in supply chain management and the ability to meet challenging time frames has led more US manufacturers to choose local partners. Your operations too will benefit from working with indigenous Silic […]


Challenges in Manufacturing Wearable Devices

Choose the Right PCB Assembly Service    From packaging to thermal management, recharging and data privacy, there are a variety of challenges in manufacturing wearable devices. Manufacturers and their design engineering teams must quickly embrace and resolve these obstacles to secure customer satisfaction, confidence and loyalty. It’s easier said t […]


Design for Manufacturability

Design PCB’s for Manufacturability: Crucial Tips to Help You Optimize the Process Design PCB for manufacturability (DFM) is one of the most critical stages in your product development process. The decisions made during this stage of development can have a huge impact on your costs of development and production. At Green Circuits, our circuit design […]


San Jose, CA Flex Circuit Design and Assembly Company Revenue Increases 28%

Green Circuits continues to see accelerated growth in 2015 San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2015 Green Circuits (formerly Power Design Services) revenue has increased by over 28% from year to date 2015.  With 3 months left in the year, 2015 looks to be a record revenue breaking year for Green Circuits.  As the need for prototype printed circuit bo […]


Flexible Electronics Manufacturing Services Gets a Boost in Silicon Valley

New FHE MII to Boost Flexible Electronics Manufacturing in Silicon Valley Enhanced Workforce and Expanded Range of Services The flexible electronics manufacturing industry in Silicon Valley is excited about the proposed establishment of a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII) in San Jose.  The announceme […]


Made in America – PCB Design, Manufacturing and Assembly Solutions

Cheap PCB design and assembly services offshore had resulted in a seemingly endless number of projects shipped for completion outside the country. Green Circuits took up the ‘Made-in-America’ challenge to change that. We turned to specialization and enhanced engineering with automated assembly using the talent that helped build Silicon Valley. Toda […]