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Advanced Circuits' Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing & Assembly Press Releases

Here you can stay on top of our company’s achievements, new product and service announcements. As the leading printed circuit board manufacturer, we take great pride in providing the latest PCB technology and advanced capabilities with convenient services and quick turn options. From PCB Artist™, our printed circuit board design software, to our Fab & Assembly services.

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Advanced Circuits Announces New Leadership in Operations and Technical Support

Advanced Circuits announced that Jim Hellmer, Director of Technical Support, has elected to retire after 24 years of service at Advanced Circuits.

Advanced Circuits Releases PCB Artist 4.0

Advanced Circuits, North America's third largest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, has released version 4.0 of PCB Artist.

Daniel Buxton Joins Advanced Circuits Tempe Division as Quality Assurance Manager

December 13, 2017

Advanced Circuits is pleased to announce that Daniel Buxton has joined the management team as Quality Assurance Manager for its Tempe Division.

Advanced Circuits Solder Mask Update

October 16, 2017

The combination of our investment in laser direct imaging (LDI) equipment and optimized solder mask (SM) materials will provide the best quality and overall solution to meet the technology demands of today and into the future.

Jill Scadden Joins Advanced Circuits as Business Development Manager

July 30, 2017

Advanced Circuits, North America?s third largest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, welcomes Jill Scadden in the role of Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for discovering new business opportunities and enhancing Advanced Circuits? offerings by working closely with customers and prospects to create customized solutions for their unique PCB fabrication needs.

Advanced Circuits Announces New Offshore Division

June 19, 2017

Advanced Circuits? creates an offshore PCB sourcing division to meet customers? demand for enhanced pricing flexibility for higher-volume PCB production. The new division integrates a seamless and cost-effective solution for offshore PCB sourcing while strengthening Advanced Circuits One-Stop Shop approach to PCB fabrication.


MAY 1, 2017

Advanced Circuits, has received The 2016 Gold Award from the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District for the tenth year for 100 percent compliance with industrial pre-treatment requirements and a dedicated commitment to environmental excellence. The chemical complexities involved in the fabrication of printed circuit boards, make this prestigious award a significant achievement that puts Advanced Circuits? at the forefront of PCB manufactures in North America.

Advanced Circuits Releases Upgrades to its Free PCB Design Software: PCB Artist

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Since its first release in June of 2007, Advanced Circuits' PCB Artist has become well known in the printed circuit board industry as the best free PCB design software for its ease-of-use, comprehensive tools, and advanced layout capabilities. The software has evolved to offer users more complex features while maintaining its popular user-friendly interface.

Advanced Circuits Enhances Customer Support Resources in Upstate NY

March 4, 2016

Advanced Circuits, North America?s 3rd largest PCB board manufacturer, has enhanced their sales and support in the Northeast with representation by Nycom, Inc.

Advanced Circuits Acquires Coastal Circuits

NOVEMBER 5, 2015

Advanced Circuits, North America?s 3rd largest printed circuit board fabricator, announced today the acquisition of Coastal Circuits in Redwood City, CA. Advanced Circuits, an industry innovator for many years in the commercial PCB area, continues to strengthen its position in support of complex medical designs as well as the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense marketplace...

Advanced Circuits Tempe Division Completes IPC PCQR2 Submission

September 9, 2015

The PCQR2 program allows for a relative comparison of printed circuit board fabricators covering various aspects of manufacturing and is managed by Conductor Analysis Technologies (CAT). Advanced Circuits Tempe did very well and had an overall Top Tier ranking on microvia and plated through-hole formation / reliability when compared to 12 other fabricators submitting similar high technology designs...

Advanced Circuits Tempe Division Expands UL Certifications

August 18, 2015

Aurora, CO ? Advanced Circuits, the leading ?one-stop? solution for printed circuit board fabrication and small quantity ? quick turn assembly services in North America is now UL certified on various halogen free laminates along with an expanded set of materials supporting customer requirements for high speed / ultra low Dk and new RF products.

Advanced Circuits Named One of Colorado's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte?s Colorado Technology Fast 50 Program for Ninth Consecutive Year

March 2008

Advanced Circuits, the country's leading source for quickturn printed circuit boards, today announced that the company has been recognized for the ninth consecutive time as one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Colorado. Advanced Circuits is one of only six companies who have achieved this prominent recognition. Significantly, Advanced Circuits was ranked 27th among Colorado technology companies honored in 2007.

Advanced Circuits Acquires Circuit Board Express

May 2009

Advanced Circuits, Inc. (Advanced Circuits) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Circuit Board Express, Inc. (Circuit Board Express). Circuit Board Express, established in 1993 and located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is recognized as a premier quick-to-market manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Advanced Circuits, located in Aurora, Colorado, a pioneer in the quickturn PCB business, has provided superior, innovative solutions to its customers for over 20 years. Advanced Circuits offers its customers the benefits of online quoting and ordering services and expedited ordering capabilities through its Same Day and Weekend Wonders programs. Advanced Circuits and Circuit Board Express management expect this transition to be seamless for Circuit Board Express customers.

Advanced Circuits Acquires Circuit Express

March 2010

Advanced Circuits (ACI) today announced the acquisition of Circuit Express (CEI) based in Tempe, AZ. With this acquisition Advanced Circuits, an industry leader for many years in the commercial PCB arena, moves aggressively into the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, high technology marketplace. The acquisition will enable Advanced Circuits and Circuit Express to further focus on their core competencies and immediately begin offering expanded services to their customer bases.

Advanced Circuits Takes Control of Impedance

July 2010

Aurora, CO - Advanced Circuits has announced new Controlled Impedance capabilities with the installation of a Burkle 6-opening vacuum press, Polar TDR software and test equipment, and a fully automated Strip-Etch-Strip line for precise copper processing. The move to controlled impedance reflects just one more phase in an aggressive expansion program for Advanced Circuits to increase capabilities and service to customers. Over the past 5 years Advanced Circuits has invested over $8 million in capital equipment and continues to lead the industry in innovation and number of orders processed daily.

Advanced Circuits Receives MIL-PRF-31032 Certification

April 2012

Aurora, CO - Advanced Circuits, Inc. is proud to announce that they have received qualification to military specification MIL-PRF-31032 which is the U. S. Government?s technology-specific standard for high-reliability printed circuit manufacturing. With this certification, Advanced Circuits has U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD) authorization to build qualified product for the defense industry?s highest level designs with assurance that they are built to a demonstrated technology level.

Advanced Circuits Acquires Universal Circuits

May 23, 2012

AURORA, CO - Advanced Circuits ("ACI") today announced the acquisition of Universal Circuits ("UCI") based in Maple Grove, MN. With this acquisition and previous acquisitions, Advanced Circuits, an industry innovator for many years in the commercial PCB arena, continues to strengthen its position as a leader in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace. The acquisition will enable Advanced Circuits and Universal Circuits to further refine their core competencies and immediately begin offering expanded services to their customer bases.

Advanced Circuits Expanding Aurora, CO Manufacturing Facility

September 2012

At a time when the PCB industry is experiencing a decline in shipments over 2011, Advanced Circuits is expanding with the construction of a 51,000 sq. ft. addition to their Aurora, CO manufacturing facility. Whereas many board shops and brokers are outsourcing their work offshore, Advanced Circuits is committed to USA manufacturing and providing jobs for American workers.

Advanced Circuits Announces PCB Manufacturing Expansion, Additional Jobs

January 2013

AURORA, Co. - Advanced Circuits, Inc., the third largest circuit board fabricator in North America, announced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 10, 2013 that it has selected Aurora for expansion of its Pc Board manufacturing and administrative operations. The 52,000 sf expansion grows the Aurora corporate headquarters facility to 113,000 sf with 274 employees and the potential to now add 50 new jobs.

Advanced Circuits Receives Recognition as "Business of the Year" & "Diversity Corporation of the Year"

July 2013

AURORA, Co. - On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Advanced Circuits, Inc., the third largest circuit board fabricator in North America, was recognized as the "Diversity Corporation of the Year" for the State of Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine. The Company also received recognition earlier this year as "Business of the Year" by the Aurora, CO Chamber of Commerce.

Advanced Circuits Names Dan Chouinard New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

January 2014

AURORA, Co. Advanced Circuits, Inc., the third largest circuit board fabricator in North America, announced the new appointment of Dan Chouinard as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the start of the 2014 year. As Vice President, Chouinard succeeds Larry McQuinn, who recently announced his retirement after 16 years with Advanced Circuits.

Advanced Circuits Reduces HDI Leadtimes

March 2014

Aurora, CO - Advanced Circuits, Inc. announces the installation of a COBRA Hybrid Laser Via System at its facility in Tempe, Arizona. With the installation of the COBRA Hybrid Laser Via System Advanced Circuits is now able to produce quickturn microvia HDI PCBs in-house, reducing production leadtimes by half.

Advanced Circuits Celebrates 25 Years

April 2014

Aurora, CO - Advanced Circuits, Inc., the third largest printed circuit board fabricator in North America, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Advanced Circuits has been the leader in the PCB industry in quality and on time delivery for prototype through large scale production manufacturing. From the beginning in April 1989, Advanced Circuits has grown from a 5 person board shop to over 500 employees in 3 facilities across the United States.