Silicon Engines' experience helps put designs into volume production. Hundreds of thousands of circuit boards designed by Silicon Engines have been built and shipped for diverse market applications. 

 

At Silicon Engines, we realize one size does NOT fit all, so we work with you to create an environment that will bring your product to market in the most efficient and reliable way possible.  For example:

 

Production Scenarios

 

Silicon Engines acts as virtual manufacturer.

We handle parts purchasing and PCB assembly using a domestic or off-shore contract manufacturer, and deliver final product to our customer, ready to sell.

 
Customer is the manufacturer.

Our client runs his own electronics manufacturing operation—including parts purchasing, inventory control, high-volume board-stuffing machinery, and final test and repair.

Production 

Customer uses a domestic electronics contract manufacturer.

Our client manufactures a medium-volume product which may not be primarily electronic, but which uses electronic circuit boards. He contracts circuit board manufacturing to a local contract manufacturer. The contract manufacturer purchases parts, assembles and test PCBs, and delivers them to our client, who incorporates them into his product.

 

Customer uses an off-shore contract manufacturer.

Our client manufactures a high-volume product and has circuit boards—or entire products—manufactured off-shore.

 

Preparing for Production

The typical progression of a project, moving toward production, starts in the engineering phase.

Production Partners

We have worked with a variety of contract manufacturers, both domestic and off-shore. See our partners page for more information.

 

Support in the Production Phase

Silicon Engines' role as a design engineering firm typically does not end when the product first ships. We provide a variety of support services during the production phase:

 

  • Updating software to add new features.

  • Helping with field service, addressing unanticipated issues discovered in the field, assisting with debugging and product updates.

  • Finding second sources for parts in short supply.

  • Finding pin-compatible replacements for obsolete parts, or redesigning to accommodate newer parts that aren’t fully backwards-compatible.