Viswa wrote to us about his visit to the Indian PCB Association Expo 2012 held in Bangalore. This fall we hope to go to India to check out the electronics markets and open source scene. Preparations are in progress, but it is the most complicated Geek Tour we’ve ever attempted. Viswa has been helping us with contacts for a PCB factory tour.
We knew about the inexpensive Seeed Studio’s PCB Service and I set to find what PCB prototyping services were available near home. The participants of expo include few big Indian PCB manufacturers, EMS, Equipment and service providers and many international PCB equipment suppliers.I expected many more PCB manufacturers. But, only few participated. We would like Indian readers to try out these PCB manufacturing services and write a review about cost, quality and customer friendliness in the forum.
From the talks at the inauguration function : Indian PCB industry is still developing. About 85% of PCB requirement are still imported by Indian Electronics Manufacturers. Government is providing subsidy for infrastructure to any new player. India is also home to large number of small PCB manufacturers who cater to local needs.
PCB Power a division of Circuit Systems India Ltd. PCB Power cater well to small batch prototyping service. They have capability upto 24 Layers and support upto 6 layers for small bateches. The online shop provides instant quotes for PCB prototyping service. The service are geared towards R&D houses, Prototypers and even students.
PC Process This board house supply prototype and Small Volume Multi Layer PCBs.
Geneus Electrotech Ltd. This company manufactures double, multi-layer PCB geared towards volume customers. The marketing manager was friendly and promised to support even for small batches. Contact: pcb(DOT)south(AT)genuselectrotech(DOT)com.
There was also a stall from FTD Automation, a Cadence Channel Partner marketing Orcad EDA tool.