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What does WORLD electronics do?

WORLD electronics has over 15 years of contract manufacturing excellence. Services include Design, Layout, Prototyping, New Product Introduction, SMT,  Thru-Hole Assembly, Testing, Material Procurement, Final System Box Build and Sustaining Services.

What are some benefits of outsourcing my manufacturing to WORLD?

We allow our customer’s to reduce their operating costs by taking advantage of our world class design, manufacturing, testing and procurement  resources. While we make the investments in technology, our customers can then focus on their core competencies. WORLD provides qualityproducts and unsurpassed flexibility.

Does WORLD electronics offer engineering assistance?

Yes, WORLD’S team of multi-disciplined engineers provide assessment of existing designs and assist in new designs to optimize manufacturability (DFM), minimizing costs and achieving quicker time to market.

Does WORLD work with Start-Ups?

Our current customer base includes a range of companies from new technology businesses to Fortune 500 OEM’s.

Will WORLD take low volume production runs?

The market we serve is generally low to medium volume.

Can you do quick turn prototypes?

Yes, with customer supplied components we can build protypes in 5-10 business days.

How do I submit a Request for Quote (RFQ)?

An RFQ can be submitted to our Sales Locations via mail, email, phone or fax.

What information is required for RFQ’s?         

WORLD would like as much information as possible in order to accuratelyquote a project: Bill of Materials, Gerber data, CAD data, schematics and fab drawings are all preferred pieces of information.

How long will it take to get my completed quote?

Turn-key assemblies typically average 2-3 weeks.

What exactly do your Wire-Bonding capabilities include?

Our Kulicke & Soffa 8090 large area wedge wire-bonding machine gives a 16" x 14" bonding area with bondable device capabilities of 2.5" x 2.5". Wiire types include both Gold (meeting ASTM F72-90 standards) and Aluminum (meeting F487-88 standards). Bond type is Wedge-Wedge. Standard wire is 1.0 mil Au.

What are WORLD’s Testing Capabilities?         

We are capable of testing manufactured product in three different ways:

  • ICT Test - offering both Functional and Environmental
  •  Custom Built
  • Customer Supplied

Fixtures and Programs add cost and lead-time sobe sure to partner with your sales contact for specific information based on your testing requirements. (see more information here.)

How fine a pitch are you capable of placing in SMT?

For leaded devices our machines are rated at 12-mil pitch. We place BGA’s, micro-BGA’s,  Flip-Chip, and COB’s in volume. Please see our literature  page to download specific machine capabilities and data sheets.

What does WORLD require to get my job started?         

We need: BOM with correct revision level and manufacturer’s part numbers and Gerber File(s). It is also helpful to provide: Circuit Board Gerber files, Testing specifications (if applicable), Programming data (if applicable).

What lead times should I expect for Production runs? Average lead times run 4-6 weeks. Material lead times vary from each manufacturer so partner closely with your sales rep contact for specifics on your jobs.

How accurately can WORLD manage my manufacturing jobs?

Work ordersare added through our ERP upon receipt of PO. This instructs Purchasing
 to bring in Materials and allows the shop floor to designate time to run jobs. From that point each job is tracked through our integrated  bar coded systems that enables real time tracking along the entire  process.

What PCB surface finish do you prefer in Volume Production? We currently manufacture assemblies with  the following finishes HASL, Ni/Au, OSP, Immersion Silver [I-Ag].

Can assemblies be built using both tin-lead and RoHS (unleaded) parts?

Yes! WORLD has been assembling PCBs with this sort of “mixed” technology since January 2006. Please contact WORLD’s contract sales department to discuss your particular requirement.