Optimum Design Associates

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    We are considered a leading authority on PCB design and are the exclusive provider of starter libraries to Mentor Graphics. We deliver amazing prices by being open book and relentlessly driving out costs for PCB Assembly and System Integration procurements. We like challenges. We like the "impossible". Our teams (circuit design, PCB layout, SMT assembly, system integration) have developed proven methodologies that optimize the cost and quality of electronic products.
    HQPleasanton, CA, US
    Employee Ratings2.4

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    Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)51(+7%)
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    Key People/Management at Optimum Design Associates

    Nick Barbin

    Nick Barbin

    Co-Founder & President
    Roger Hileman

    Roger Hileman

    Co-Founder & CFO
    Rodney Manning

    Rodney Manning

    Director of Manufacturing
    Mike Hornig

    Mike Hornig

    Director of Business Development
    Derek Emmet

    Derek Emmet

    Director of Engineering
    Scott Nance

    Scott Nance

    Director of PCB Layout
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    Optimum Design Associates Office Locations

    Optimum Design Associates has an office in Pleasanton
    Pleasanton, CA, US (HQ)
    1075 Serpentine Ln
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    What is CPH?

    Component placements per hour (CPH) is fundamental to understanding the capabilities of an SMT line. If you want to know how cost competitive, or how many of your PCBAs an operation can build, it all starts with CPH.

    New Technology Makes Reshoring Possible

    It's no secret China and Mexico are lower cost labor regions. New technologies are automating manufacturing and reducing the direct labor content, making offshoring to China more expensive than building in the United States. The result is that right-shoring, aka building "in region for r…

    5 Things You Should Know About NRE

    Non-recurring engineering (NRE) is a broad term referring to a one-time cost to develop, design, or manufacture a new product. It can mean different things in different industries, depending on the product, process, and even supply chain strategy. In the PCB industry—especially in pull-b…

    Offshoring to China More Expensive Than United States

    Offshoring to China is now more expensive than building in the United States (for the United States). Using objective 3rd party databases and actual prices we demonstrate why building "in region for region" is now the hottest trend in outsourcing.

    SMT Temperature and Humidity Control

    One of the most important ways to prevent PCB defects is controlling factory environmental conditions. If the manufacturing floor’s humidity and temperature levels are not properly controlled, very expensive components—and possibly entire assemblies—could be damaged, resulting in quality…

    Avoiding Risk with a Thorough BOM Scrub

    A BOM scrub is the act of scanning a Bill-of-Materials (BOM) to clean off any inconsistencies, errors, or potential risks. It allows program managers and purchasers to align the customer’s order with the manufacturer’s capabilities. BOM scrubbing is one of the most important processes in…
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    Optimum Design Associates Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Optimum Design Associates founded?

      Optimum Design Associates was founded in 1991.

    • Who are Optimum Design Associates key executives?

      Optimum Design Associates's key executives are Nick Barbin, Roger Hileman and Rodney Manning.

    • How many employees does Optimum Design Associates have?

      Optimum Design Associates has 51 employees.

    • Who are Optimum Design Associates competitors?

      Competitors of Optimum Design Associates include Nextek, Vaisala and Newelec.

    • Where is Optimum Design Associates headquarters?

      Optimum Design Associates headquarters is located at 1075 Serpentine Ln, Pleasanton.

    • Where are Optimum Design Associates offices?

      Optimum Design Associates has an office in Pleasanton.

    • How many offices does Optimum Design Associates have?

      Optimum Design Associates has 1 office.