S i e r r a C i r c u i ts , I n c .            27  In Business            Years                     and Counting         ...
1108 West Evelyn Avenue                                                                               Sunnyvale, CA 94086 ...
History                       Company History    Sierra Circuits was founded by Ken Bahl                   Through the var...
Services       our services                                          HDI                          PC Boards • Components •...
Capabilities                       CapabilitiesQuickTurn HDI                          R&D Assembly                        ...
Certifications  Company Certifications        ISO 13485:2003         ISO 9001:2008           Mil-P-55110               ITA...
Certifications Company Certifications        www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m                         5
Software  s o f t w a r e S UPPORT                     FOR P C B DE S I G NER SHDI Stackup Planner    HDI PCB designers ca...
Software  s o f t w a r e S UPPORT                     FOR P C B DE S I G NER SPCB Material Selector    The PCB Material S...
Ten           10 Reasons for selecting sierra        a s y o u r s t r at e g i c pa r t n e r f o r p cbsOur Attributes	 ...
Feedback              Testimonials    Our customer feedback is a great testimonial                   “…you guys do great w...
our commitmentTo meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for Quality1,Technology2, Delivery3 and Price4 while achievin...
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Sierra Circuits was founded by Ken Bahl in 1986 with the vision of becoming the premier full service prototype PCB manufacturer
in the United States.

An unwavering commitment to service
excellence over the last 25 years has enabled Sierra Circuits to fulfill that vision. We know that service
excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. With these thoughts we set out to create a growth organization and the result was
Sierra Circuits, Inc.

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Sierra Circuits - Introduction to PCB Fabrication and Assembly Services Offered

  1. 1. S i e r r a C i r c u i ts , I n c . 27 In Business Years and Counting Focused on hdi turnkey Assembly PC Boards • Components • Assembly 2 013 www.protoexpress.com
  2. 2. 1108 West Evelyn Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086 www.protoexpress.comDear Customers: The year 2013 marks our 27th anniversary in the PCB industry. Our success is due to our loyalcustomers who continually rely on Sierra to exceed their expectations with design assistance,manufacture and assembly of PCBs that are critical to their product lines. Current trends towardsmaller devices, tighter form factors and smaller geometries are pushing the design limits ofconventional, single-lamination PCBs. Sierra Circuits pioneered HDI manufacturing technology tokeep pace with the direction of these trends and now leads the industry in delivering high-qualityHDI PCBs. Welcome to the world of HDI Technology Our Mission: To be the most valued partner for PCB designers in executing their High Density Interconnect PCB design requirements. Pre-Design: Reducing Design Time by providing manufacturing-ready HDI stackups. Post-Design: Delivering quality HDI assembled boards with the quickest turntime in the industry. Because we review hundreds of HDI designs every month, we see how PCB designers gothrough a difficult time with the HDI manufacturing process. Additionally, the PCB industry hasnot been helpful to the design community in regard to HDI design. So, Sierra has decided to help! How? By creating tools to make your job easier. One example is our popular HDI Stackupplanning software, which asks only a few questions about your design, then recommends relevantstarting stackups which are optimized for manufacturing, reliability and cost. This software includes valuable design tools: • HDI Stackup Planner connected with our quoting engine • PCB Material Selector • Interactive Impedance Calculator In the years to come, we will continually improve our services to you – consistent with ourmission to be your most valued partner in your HDI technology roadmap. We have also expandedour services to include Microelectronics (sub 2 mil features) and rigid-flex PCBs, (specificallyfor the Medical Device, Military and Aerospace industries). Sierra maintains prestigious ISO13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008, Mil-P-55110, ITAR, UL and RoHs certifications for PCB Fabricationand Assembly. In this, our 27th anniversary year, Sierra is stronger than ever and looks forward to the next 27years of serving your PCB and assembly needs. Best Regards, Ken Bahl CEO, Sierra Circuits, Inc. ken@protoexpress.com
  3. 3. History Company History Sierra Circuits was founded by Ken Bahl Through the various economic cycles inin 1986 with the vision of becoming the the PCB industry our business has continu-premier full service prototype PCB manufac- ously grown and provided unparalleled qual-turer in the United States. ity, technology and service for the customer An unwavering commitment to service by following three overall philosophies:excellence over the last 27 years has enabledus to fulfill that vision. We know that service 1. Continuous Investment inexcellence is never an accident. It is always Equipment, People and Processesthe result of high intentions, sincere effort, — In the last 10 years we investedintelligent direction and skillful execution. over $40 million in new facilitiesWith these thoughts we set out to create and equipmenta growth organization and the result was — In the last 5 years we spent $5 millionSierra Circuits, Inc. in R&D A business idea is worthwhile only if it — We have dedicated our team to Leanprovides value for its customers. We believe Management techniques whichthat our success is tied simply to making our are providing a foundation forcustomers successful—whatever it takes. high-paced growth For example, we continuously workwith our best customers to identify future 2. Focus on Financial Stabilitytrends, then set out to build the capabilities — We have never had an unprofitable to meet those needs. When our customers year in our existenceare ready for their next technological leap, — For the last 5 years we had aso are we. compounded 15% growth It is with this philosophy that we — For the next 10 years we arestarted a company which manufactured planning for compounded 25%double-sided technology 27 years ago and growthtoday we are manufacturing complex HDIs,micro HDIs and rigid-flex micro boards for 3. Unwavering Commitment tocompanies like Boeing, Siemens Medical, Our Customersand Apple. — Our on-time delivery for the last 5 years has been nearly 99% — Our quality performance is above 99%, internally and externally — We continuously introduced new technology and services. HDIs, microelectronics, rigid-flex, and R&D assemblies — We now offer free software services to help our customers in the design stage We fully intend to continue this effort to service you better in the coming decade. www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 1
  4. 4. Services our services HDI PC Boards • Components • Assembly R&D Assembly Flex & Rigid Flex Components • Boards • Assembly Medical • Military • InstrumentationMicro Electronics Metal Core PCBsMedical • Military • Instrumentation Military • Heavy EquipmentHigh-Reliability PCBs Standard-Custom PCBs Down Hole • Heavy Copper All Markets Web PCBs Off Shore Services All Markets All Products & Markets www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 2
  5. 5. Capabilities CapabilitiesQuickTurn HDI R&D Assembly Custom PCBsP.C. Boards – Components – • Same Day Assembly, 1 board • Quick Turn prototype and Assembly OK medium production• Turnkey Prototype HDI • Passives down to 0201 size • 2 to 30 layers Assembly in 5 days • Fine Pitch CSP, BGA, • Controlled Impedance• Stacking of filled vias to microBGA • RoHS Compliant increase feature density • State-of-the-art Juki machines • Rogers, Polyimide, Nelco, • Thinner materials, better • RoHS Taconic, Arlon electrical performance • X-Ray and AOI inspection • Line and space: 3 mil and • .4 mm pitch BGA, .3 mm • BGA Repair above pitch BGA, .25 mm pitch BGA • Filled Vias, Plated Edges• Production: Lines and spaces of 50 micron (2 mil) Metal Core PCBs• Production: Via and pad sizes • High Reliability, Heavy Copper Web PCBs of 4 mil via/8 mil pad • Military, Aerospace, Down- • Low cost, self-service, quick Hole Markets turn, buy online • Heavy Copper Embedded • Free automatic file verificationFast Microelectronics Traces • 1 to 5 day turn time, 2 toCommercial – Medical – Military • Aluminum Core 12 layers• Trace and space at 50 • Copper Invar Copper (CIC) • ENIG, Lead Free HASL, microns and below • Materials: FR4, Polyimide, Immersion Silver, ENEPIG• Reduction of form factor, Rogers, Thermagon • Options for different increased functionality thicknesses• State-of-the-art equipment• Low CTE metal core, Copper High Reliability Invar Copper Boards Offshore Connection• Fast R&D Projects – 4 weeks • Burn in Boards with China & Taiwan• R&D Via in pad 65 microns • Heavy Copper • 1 to 40 layer capability or less • High Reliability • Formal qualification • Blind and buried vias • Heavy Copper Embedded procedure for process and • Laser drilling Traces products • Formal schedule for periodic re-certification of processesFlex and Rigid Flex and productsMedical—Military— • ISO 9001:2000, QS9000/ Instrumentation TS16949:2002, UL, IPC• Single, double layer flex with fine lines• Quick Turn Flex, Rigid-Flex• Blind and Buried Vias• Production: Lines and spaces of 75 micron (3 mil), microvia and pad of 4 mil via/10 mil pad• R&D: Lines and spaces of 50 microns and below www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 3
  6. 6. Certifications Company Certifications ISO 13485:2003 ISO 9001:2008 Mil-P-55110 ITAR UL RoHS Woman-Owned Business Minority Business Certification www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 4
  7. 7. Certifications Company Certifications www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 5
  8. 8. Software s o f t w a r e S UPPORT FOR P C B DE S I G NER SHDI Stackup Planner HDI PCB designers can save time and re-spins, if they have an accurate and detailed HDIPCB stack-up at the beginning stages of their layout step. The stackups recommended by ourHDI Stackup Planner not only have better yields, but increase the manufacturability and electri-cal performance for a given design. At Sierra Circuits, we build dozens of HDI designs a monthand we have encoded the best practices for HDI manufacturing in our Stackup Planner. All youhave to do is answer a few simple questions about your design, and you get precise optionsfor cost-optimized, fully manufacturable stackup structures. You can either run the Stackup Planner using information about your most complex device(typically a BGA) on your design, or you can simply specify your PCB layers. Each Stackup Report shows details such as the layer sequence (Planes or Signals), the thick-nesses of each layer, the copper weights, overall thickness, the blind/buried via structures, thepad sizes and trace geometries. You can save your preferred stackups, print them, or emailthem to your colleagues for discussion. www.p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m / H D I 6
  9. 9. Software s o f t w a r e S UPPORT FOR P C B DE S I G NER SPCB Material Selector The PCB Material Selector helps System Engineers and PCB Layout Designers search formaterials that fit their application criteria; For example, designers can search on IPC revisions,Slash numbers, Tg, Dk, Lead-free compatibility, etc. The Material Selector report shows the relevant materials that match your criteria and alsoallows you to compare them.Interactive Impedance Calculator Most HDI designs have controlled impedance considerations. We provide impedance calcu-lators for all the different scenarios like Single Ended Solder Mask Coated Microstrip, CoupledStripline etc. Our interactive impedance calculator works on the Standard stackups we provideto help calculate trace geometries for your specific impedance requirements. www.p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m / H D I 7
  10. 10. Ten 10 Reasons for selecting sierra a s y o u r s t r at e g i c pa r t n e r f o r p cbsOur Attributes Your Benefit1. Intense attention to detail, and a culture You can trust Sierra to exceed your PCB quality of quality. 99.6%+ quality rating. expectations with every order.2. Guaranteed on-time delivery. 99.6%+ Your projects will not be delayed because on-time delivery rating. of late shipments.3. Ability to manufacture & assemble the You can rely on Sierra to keep pace with full range of PCB technologies. your technology roadmap.4. ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and Mil Spec certified. You can be confident that Sierra’s processes ITAR, UL and RoHS compliant. meet the most stringent industry standards.5. Full suite of PCB products and services. Design You will benefit from the simplicity of our assistance, manufacturing and assembly. complete turn-key solutions.6. Submit files, receive quotes, and place orders You can select the level of service that matches via No-Touch, Web, or Custom Quote methods. your technology and pricing needs. 7. Account team assigned to every customer. Whether you are a large or small customer, an expert account team will support you.8. 500 Years of collective management Your projects are in the hands of industry experts. experience in PCB manufacturing, including Our technical advice helps you achieve the technical review of every PCB design. optimum design for manufacture.9. Same ownership for 27 years. You can be confident that Sierra will remain a reliable PCB partner as your business grows. 10. nconditional Guarantee. U We are committed to your total satisfaction. We will resolve all product concerns with No excuses and No hassles. Continuous Improvement Is In Our DNA www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m 8
  11. 11. Feedback Testimonials Our customer feedback is a great testimonial “…you guys do great work. Excellent qual-to the outstanding service we provide. ity, reasonable cost and always on-time delivery. Keep it up.”Dear Sierra Circuits, — President, Aspen, CO “Sierra Proto Express offers reliable and qual-ity Fabs for our R&D projects; not to mention “…Outstanding! …I got a great quote fromtheir great online tools, which make ordering a your website…I showed your boards to somepleasant process. The fab is the least of my wor- PCB Designers and they were very impressedries during prototyping because Sierra takes care with the quality and the 3 day turn price.of it all.” So I rate Sierra as: — Electrical Engineer, Sunnyvale, CA Quality: A+ Accuracy: A+ “…in the past with other vendors the issues Delivery: A+would get bogged down in the emails. However Cost: A+with your live support all my apprehensions You will always have my business if youhave been laid to rest. I would most certainly maintain this level of service.”recommend your service to my friends, ex — Consultant, Milwaukee, WIcolleagues in the industry whenever I get achance to do so.” “We are very pleased with your manufacture — Embedded Systems Engineer, and especially the assembly of our boards. They Jackson, MS involved quite a bit of hand-holding on your part, which we really appreciate.” “...your whole process is fantastic. From — Design Engineer, Palo Alto, CAordering the boards, submitting the Gerber files,tracking the progress of the order, shipping, “The prototypes were great. They are pro-delivery, packaging and all the way through to duction quality product. Excellent work!”product quality, I must say you folks are first — Director Engineering,rate!” Rohnert Park, CA — Vice President/COO, New Hartford, NY Sierra Circuits provides PCBs for products in all market verticals: Medical Commercial Military Medication delivery devices Audio products Aerospace applications Hearing aid devices Microwave products Satellite components Defibrillation devices CO2 detectors Undersea devices Surgical devices Computer peripherals UAV products Medical imaging 3-D cameras Targeting devices Biomedical research Semiconductor industry Vehicle instruments Blood testing equipment Fingerprint scanners Sonar devices Medical diagnostic devices Cell phoneindustry Robotic systems Radiation monitors Solar power Telemetry devices Neurology devices Data storage Unmanned systems Physical therapy devices GPS equipment Visual devices Your trustworthy partner for design assistance, manufacture & assembly of PCBs. www. p r o t o e x p r e s s . c o m
  12. 12. our commitmentTo meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for Quality1,Technology2, Delivery3 and Price4 while achieving the highest levelsof customer service5 and satisfaction6. Anyone can say “Quality,” but we know how to back it up. It’s not just1 that we are ISO 9001:2000 certified, Mil-Spec certified, or NASA flight board certified. Every PCB we make comes with an Evidence of Quality report showing exactly what we mean when we say “Quality.”2 Direct imaging, smart drilling and reverse pulse plating are a few reasons our technology is both cutting-edge and cost effective for our customers.3 We have a documented on-time delivery of 99%+. Starting from $34 for a 2-layer ‘No Touch’ board online all the way to a custom 4 priced special technology board, all our products are competitively priced.5 From the moment you call us, we will assign you an Account Representative to ensure you always receive reliable service.6 Your unquestionable satisfaction is our goal, backed by our guarantee. 1108 West Evelyn Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94086 Phone: 800-763-7503 • Fax: 408-735-1408 Email for RFQ: files@protoexpress.com www.protoexpress.com Celebrating 27 Y ears © Copyright 2013 Sierra Circuits, Inc.

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