PCB Assembly

PCB Assembly Services

The Printed Circuit Board Assembly, which is also referred to as PCBA, is a process of soldering or assembly of electronic components to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Before the assembly of electronic components, a circuit board is known as a PCB. After the assembly of electronic components, the same board is referred as Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) or Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA). Creative Hi-Tech, is one of the leading providers of PCB assembly services in Illinois.

PCB Assembly Capabilities

Following are our PCB assembly capabilities:

Types Of Assembly

2 sided SMT and THD assembly THD (Thru-Hole Device) SMT  & THD mixed SMT (Surface-Mount Technology)


Connectors and terminals Passives parts, smallest size 0201 BGA, uBGA, QFN, and Leadless chips Fine pitch to 8 Mils

Component Package

Loose parts and bulk Reels Tube and tray Cut tape

Board Type

Rigid-Flex boards Rigid FR-4

Board Shape

Slots and Cut outs Rectangular Complex and Irregular Round

Board Dimensions

Largest size: 15" x 20" Smallest size: 0.2" x 0.2"

Assembly Process

Leaded process Lead-Free (RoHS)

Design File Format

Centroid(Pick-N-Place/XY file) BOM (Bill of Materials) (.xls, .csv, . xlsx) Gerber RS-274X

Testing Procedures at Creative Hi-Tech

A number of testing methods are applied to the assembled boards prior to the final shipment:

  • Visual Inspection: It is a general quality check.
  • X-ray Inspection: This testing procedure checks for QFN, BGAs, and bare circuit boards.
  • AOI Testing: The AOI testing checks for missing components, 0201 components, solder paste, and polarity.
  • ICT (In-Circuit Test): Checking for opens, shorts, capacitance, resistance, and other basic quantities that show whether the assembly is fabricated correctly.
  • Functional Test: It is a quality assurance process that bases its test cases on the specifications of the component under test.

Equipment and Systems used for PCB Assembly Testing & Inspection

We use the most advanced testing and inspection equipment for PCB assembly consisting of:

  1. Orbotech Symbion S36 System for Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  2. GenRad 2283 & GenRad 2280S Board Testers for In Circuit Testing (ICT)
  3. Glen Brook RTX-113 X-Ray System
  4. Scienscope Vision Systems
  5. High Power Microscopes

Industries Served

Our above-mentioned capabilities has helped us to serve a wide range of industries varying from Aerospace and Satellite, LED, Medical industries, to wireless, military, and telecommunications industries.


Our skilled technicians and engineers will work with you to understand your product requirements and deliver a product that best suits your application requirements. We follow all the required industry standards such as:

  1. ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  2. IPC-WHMA-A-610 Compliant
  3. IPC-CC-830B Compliant
  4. All assemblies built to IPC-A-610-D & ANSI/J-STD-001 standards
  5. SBA certified

You can contact us for any queries about our PCB assembly services. Feel free to call us at 224.653.4000, or email at sales@creativehitech.com. We will get back to you within one business day.

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Creative Hi-Tech has been a long time partner with our Vertex project and has maintained a very good Quality & Delivery performance over the years here at Honeywell. In these turbulent times they have been a stablizing force in supporting our needs.”

- J.K. – Honeywell

Creative Hi-Tech is a great business partner. Creative is very responsive to any request and very flexible. They have helped us through several tough situations and we greatly appreciate their ability to get the job done.”

- Chad K. – LED Lighting Manufacturer

Creative Hi-Tech is easy to work with, very customer oriented, and always willing to push to make on time deliveries.”

- Michelle H – Telecom Manufacturer

Creative Hi-Tech has been a  long time partner with our  Vertex project and has maintained a very good  Quality & Delivery performance  over the years here at  Honeywell.  In these  turbulent  times, they have  been a  stabilising force  in  supporting  our  needs.”

- Richard S. – LED Lighting Manufacturer

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Creative Hi-Tech Ltd.

710 Cooper Ct. Schaumburg,
IL 60173

Phone: 224-653-4000
Fax: 224-653-4100