Applicad was established in 1989, initially to provide printed circuit design services to the electronics industry. Over the years, our services have expanded to include circuit engineering and turnkey contract manufacturing. The objective of this expansion was to offer customers a complete development solution for printed circuits.
Applicad is focused on furthering development and deployment of current and next-generation technologies. Our track record has been proven in the fields of telecommunications, industrial controls, commercial products, RF products, power supplies, and many others. Applicad is a member of IPC and SMTA. We train our technicians according to the standards of these organizations. The goal of keeping up with the latest technology and tools has been a benchmark for our success. By integrating industry-leading application knowledge with innovative products, we provide customers with the competitive advantages of reduced time to market and more trouble-free deployment.
Our assembly team is cross trained allowing resources to be applied to meet ever changing customer requirements; all while making on time deliveries.
Our decades of experience and wide range of equipment allow us to turn around complex rework jobs quickly and successfully.
As PCB designers we’re in a unique position because we have to live in two worlds – the conceptual world of the engineer, and the physical world of the manufacturer. Each has its own language, and we need to be bi-lingual.
Applicad is incorporated as a PCB Design service bureau
Hand PCB assembly begins, part-time assemblers employed
First Gerber files sent over a modem to a fabrication shop
Minolta Copiers designates Applicad as a repair center
First wave solder machine acquired
Applicad expands business into larger building, employs 25+
Applicad begins using MyData assembly machines for fast & versatile operations
AOI machines are used to increase throughput and quality
Applicad becomes ISO9000 certified
Number of employees passes 50
Applicad expands into 2nd building