Bay Area Circuits Annual Open House A Huge Success

Silicon Valley, CA, October 28, 2015 – Bay Area Circuits, Inc., a leading quick-turn manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), hosted its third annual Open House on Friday, October 9th from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM. Over one hundred and fifty …
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PCB Prototyping Made Easy; An Interview with Modern Printed Circuits

“Having the competitive edge is paramount in today’s PCB manufacturing industry. With outsourcing becoming more and more cost-efficient for prototyping and assembly, American board shops are developing new, unique ways to keep the business in the US and offer significant …
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BAC Introduces Customer Loyalty Reward Program

Silicon Valley, CA, September 22, 2015 – Bay Area Circuits, Inc., a leading quick-turn manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), has launched the PCB industry’s first reward program, providing customers with substantial savings on printed circuit board orders placed through …
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Manufacturing Day Celebrates & Inspires Modern Manufacturing

In a post last year, we discussed the trend of reshoring (or onshoring) the manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards. Organizations like the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) are supporting reshoring efforts and track key statistics related to trends in manufacturing. …
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BAC Selects Seica Flying-Probe PCB Test System

San Jose, CA – June 22, 2015 – Bay Area Circuits, Inc. has purchased a Rapid 270 bare-board tester as announced by Seica Inc’s sales representative in Northwestern USA, Zero Defects International. This tester will augment a Seica S240 fully …
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BAC To Exhibit At Del Mar Electronics & Design Show

Silicon Valley, CA, April 28, 2015 – Bay Area Circuits, Inc., a leading quick-turn manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced it will be exhibiting at next week’s Del Mar Electronics & Design Show, held on May 6th & 7th …
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UC Davis Formula Racing Team – Powered by BAC

This past summer, Bay Area Circuits had the privilege of sponsoring all of the bare printed circuits boards for the UC Davis Formula Racing team. The boards were used for a variety of sensors and controls in the vehicle.  There …
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Standard Gerber Declared Obsolete

In May 2014, Ucamco, the company that maintains Gerber specifications, released an “Open Letter to the Gerber User Community” and stated “Standard Gerber is now technologically obsolete.” Here Is Why There have been a number of important updates to the Standard …
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Routing Signals Between PCB Layers

Part 1: An ESD Example Signal Current Flow in a Layer Transition Abstract: Printed circuit board, PCB, signal paths must often change layers in a board stackup. Under some conditions this can cause problems. An ESD example is used to …
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PCB Protection Can be Compromised by Ground Structure

Abstract Printed Circuit Board designers sometimes place protective devices on external signals as they enter a PCB and shunt the current from these devices to a separate “noise” ground distinct from the board signal ground. An analysis is given that …
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Bay Area Circuits Completes ITAR Certification

Redwood City, CA , August 15th, 2011 – Continually striving to meet the ever changing demands of PCB Manufacturing, Bay Area Circuits is announcing the recent ITAR certification as a part of their ongoing quality assurance program. According to a …
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RS274D vs RS274X Gerber file format

Gerber File Extension For those that are not familiar with the Gerber file extension designation of rs274d vs rs274x we put together some basic information to help you understand the difference and why it is important in the PCB ordering …
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