PCB Assembly & Test

With more than 25 years of experience working in partnership with industry-leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), SMTC has been a pioneer in surface mount technology (SMT), fiber optic assembly, and lead-free materials processing. Printed circuit board assembly and testing is at the heart of our manufacturing services, and we offer the latest in materials, board sizes and finishes to improve performance. Our complete range of electrical and mechanical testing for cables, harnesses, PCBAs, subassemblies and systems are designed to meet our customers requirements and specifications. We cover the entire life cycle of electronic products from prototype development and NPI, through to growth and maturity and end-of-life phases.

Prototyping is an integral part of the system design process. Our OEM customers take advantage of our on-site, rapid prototyping services to verify functionality and manufacturability. Early visibility of the prototype can identify problems and minimize risk, while increasing output, reducing development costs, and accelerating development cycles. SMTC's New Product Introduction (NPI) is a vital cross-functional business process which enables new products to be manufactured and addresses their entire lifecycle from conception to end-of-life. SMTC provides intelligent solutions that give customers a competitive edge.

Comprehensive testing applied throughout new product development saves customers money while reducing manufacturing downtime. At the earliest stages, in-circuit testing, automated optical inspection (AOI) and Agilent 5DX inspection provide vital feedback that facilitates timely adjustments. Then functional and application testing are performed to individual customer specifications before rigorous environmental stress screening verifies product reliability. When it comes to introducing a new product, SMTC suite of functional and testing capabilities ensures that building it right the first time, and delivering a solution that exceeds expectations.

  • Flying head probe/fixture-less test
  • AXI - 2D and 3D automated X-ray inspection
  • AOI - automated optical inspection
  • ICT - in-circuit test
  • ESS - environmental stress screening
  • EVT - environmental verification testing
  • FT - functional and system test
  • CTO - configure-to-order
  • Diagnostic and failure analysis

Our PCBA-based product manufacturing handles a wide range of assemblies, from single PCB assemblies to PCBAs integrated into box-build enclosures.

  • SMT, PTH, mixed technology
  • Ultra fine pitch, QFP, BGA, ╬╝BGA, CBGA
  • Advanced SMT assembly
  • Automated insertion of PTH (axial, radial, dip)
  • No clean, aqueous and lead-free processing
  • RF manufacturing expertise
  • Peripheral process capabilities
  • Pressfit back planes & mid planes
  • Device programming
  • Automated conformal coating
SMTC value engineering services enable our customers to optimize product manufacturability and quality performance. We focus on every aspect of design and manufacturing processes assessing all impacts on cost, function, program schedule and overall requirements.

Solutions, Services & Capabilities

  • Engineered Prototyping
  • New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Board Level Assembly & Test
  • Box Level Assembly & Test