CircuitHub Helps Hardware Startups Scale From Prototype to Production
SAN JOSE – February 20, 2014 CircuitHub, an electronics design facilitator backed by Y Combinator and Google Ventures, has released a service that provides instant quoting and scalable fabrication of printed circuit boards for hardware startups.
Crowdfunding and new readily available technology is allowing hardware startups to thrive but many still face complications when they need to quickly move their product from the prototype stage to production.
Co-founder, Andrew Seddon started CircuitHub after becoming frustrated with the process of getting consumer products manufactured. “I was working on consumer electronics in the UK and found the process of moving a prototype into production to be a nightmare. It should be as easy as pushing a ‘Fabricate’ button!”
CircuitHub’s fabrication service solves this by abstracting the entire circuit board production process from logistics to factory operations into a web application and API. In so doing, CircuitHub offers instant scale -- the ability to quickly and cost-effectively move a design from prototype to high volume.
CircuitHub gives hardware startups the same supply chain expertise that was previously restricted to large OEMs such as Apple through its PartRank algorithm.
“Managing supply chain is a hard problem. Our goal is to handle this for users so they can quickly scale and get their products to market. PartRank allows us to efficiently aggregate supply chain by automatically cross matching part substitutes” explained Seddon.
Through its factory relationships and automated technology, CircuitHub is able to manufacture hardware in a way that provides options that weren’t previously accessible. From 1 to 10,000 units a month, CircuitHub quotes and delivers electronic circuit board assemblies worry free. Learn more about CircuitHub’s scalable fabrication at https://circuithub.com.
Founded in 2011, CircuitHub is an electronics design facilitator whose mission is to take the frustration out of designing and manufacturing electronics. CircuitHub manages CAD/EDA data, supply chain, and sourcing by providing a deep look and broad coverage of the component market. CircuitHub is funded by Y Combinator, Google Ventures, and several angel investors and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information on CircuitHub please visit https://circuithub.com.