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Welcome to the Royal Circuits News section and Press Release section. Royal Circuits is one of the most modern circuit board manufacturing companies in North America, regularly looking for better ways to produce quality printed circuit boards. Browse the most recent PCB news below.


February 2016

Modern Printed Circuits Magazine

Cutting-Edge PCB Protoypes

The Great Recession of 2008 was not a good time to launch a new business venture. The U.S. market was estimated to have lost 8.4 million jobs in a single year and consumer spending dropped to record lows. With no apparent economic recovery in sight, Milan Shah saw a great, albeit risky, opportunity to take over Royal Circuits—a board shop based in Hollister, California. Shah was determined to prove to the existing employees that the company would retain its focus on employee wellbeing while simultaneously making large investments in cutting edge equipment that would ultimately differentiate the company and cater to new technological advancements down the road. The result paid off; since 2008, the company has had an employee turnover rate of around 1 percent and has grown its business exponentially to meet the demands of nearby Silicon Valley tech companies. EEWeb recently spoke with Shah about the innovative ways he runs the company, and some of the groundbreaking new technology them for the future. Read full article >

August 2015

Royal Circuits Launches Cadsoft Educational Package

Royal Circuit Solutions extends an exclusive educational package to help your educational institution bring Cadsoft Computer’s powerful PCB software and real world examples to your students. By working directly with Royal Circuits, you get:

  • 30- Seat Standard License - with Layout, Schematic and Autorouter for the class
  • A complimentary 1-Seat Professional License - top edition of our portfolio for your faculty member
  • A complementary 1-Seat Felicitas PCBSim License - Simulation FSpice integrated with EAGLE
  • 2-hour educational webinar per year - Students will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of PCB Design using EAGLE and ask questions directly to our experienced technical staff
  • Free PCB voucher -  Royal Circuits will offer students attending the webinar a voucher to get a physical sample of their design at no cost
  • Syllabus Outline – Obtain the official CadSoft course outline to teach EAGLE!
$1,900 initial price and $499 per year afterwards (Includes all version upgrade releases and a yearly webinar)
or
$2460 total for current version (Doesn’t include upgrade releases, additional upgrade pricing required)
 
Discover why EAGLE is the best choice for your class:
  • Consistently supports beginner-to-advanced project development
  • Places a high value on students having access to EAGLE for learning PCB Design with our Freeware version. 
  • The broadest coverage of open source hardware, supported natively
  • Unlimited technical resources and biggest online community
  • And much more!

A winning combination:.EAGLE CAD is a high quality PCB design software that is easy to learn and easy to use. Once students' designs ares complete, they can use Royal Circuit's online quote and ordering tool to get your board manufacturered FAST with the industry's BEST pricing! We specialize in quick-turns no matter the specs or quantity. 

July 2015

Royal Circuit Solutions Partners with CadSoft Computer Inc. to Become North American Reseller

Adding CadSoft’s EAGLE CAD design software to its product offerings further strengthens Royal Circuits’ prototype-to-production PCB services for designers and engineers

Hollister, CA (July 7, 2015) – Royal Circuit Solutions, a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced it has partnered with CadSoft Computer Inc. to become one of a select group of resellers for EAGLE CAD, the industry’s leading PCB design software. With this partnership, Royal Circuits expands its capabilities, offering customers a fully integrated suite of services to meet all their PCB fabrication and assembly needs.

 “For nearly 20 years, Royal Circuit Solutions has been focused on providing the highest level of service and value to PCB designers and engineers , “said Milan Shah, president of Royal Circuit Solutions. “Partnering with CadSoft gives our customers access to a powerful design tool. This new offering, in addition to our free DFM check software, Free Proto, and our online ordering, truly makes Royal Circuits the easiest solution for quick-turn PCB needs.”

Royal Circuit Solutions was founded to meet the need for quick-turn, prototype and high-tech circuit boards manufacturing in days.  With a state-of-the-art PCB manufacturing facility located in Hollister, California, the company is one of the industry’s top one-stop shop for PCB projects. Royal Circuits’ corporate philosophy includes continual investment in processes, equipment and partners to deliver the highest quality products, at the best prices, in the shortest timeframe.  

Commenting on the partnership, Robin Colman, General Manager at CadSoft Computer, said “The North American market is a key geography for CadSoft and the growth of the EAGLE products for professional designer engineers, makers and those in education. Extending our footprint and growing our channel in this region remains core to CadSoft’s expansion and by partnering with PCB prototyping companies for the resale of EAGLE we can also help to improve the user work-flow from design to prototype.”

Founded in 1988, CadSoft’s suite of EAGLE CAD design software solutions are affordable and easy to use. EAGLE is a popular tool for design engineers worldwide and meets the growing demand for low-cost, yet powerful, tools. Its flexible licensing model, which includes free lifetime support and no annual maintenance fees, offers great value for educational institutions, companies and individuals.

Colman added, “In Royal Circuits, CadSoft has gained a partner with an industry leading position in the manufacture and prototype of PCBs, and whose customers would undoubtedly benefit from adding EAGLE to their suite of design tools. We’re excited about welcoming Royal Circuits to the CadSoft partner ecosystem as we jointly look to strengthen EAGLE’s market leading position in the PCB design software space.”

About Royal Circuit Solutions
Royal Circuit Solutions is a company focused on quick-turn, prototype printed circuit board manufacturing. The company specializes in next day turns for high-layer count PCBss and complex PCB boards. Royal Circuit Solutions provides fast quotes and high-quality to meet the PCB needs of all design engineers.  For more information visit www.royalcircuits.com or call 1-831-636-7789.

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April 2015

Royal Circuit Solutions Announces Expansion of Manufacturing Facility
Company Invests in Expanding Capabilities to Become Fastest PCB Fabricator  

Hollister, CA (April 14, 2015) – Royal Circuit Solutions, a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced it has expanded its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Hollister, California. The additional space will be used to make room for new technology equipment, allowing Royal Circuits to increase its service offerings and provide customers with even faster turn-times.

 “We are excited to announce the expansion of our offices, “said Milan Shah, president of Royal Circuit Solutions. “Our customer base keeps growing and the investment in additional space reflects the growing demand for quick-turn PCB fabrication. The new facilities will give us capacity to expand both our customer service department and our manufacturing operations, allowing customers to get their PCBs faster than ever before. In fact, next-day PCBs are becoming the new normal.”

This is the second expansion Royal Circuits has completed in the past two years. With the additional square footage, the company nearly will double in size. The new building will be located directly across the street from the existing facility and will be used for front office space as well as fabrication and quality assurance processes.

“We have been working with Royal Circuits for more than 5 years and have witnessed their growth first hand,” said Mr. Viitas, Director of Production and Production Engineering at GTE. “We are looking forward to utilizing the enhanced technical capabilities and services in our products.”

Royal Circuit Solutions offices can be found at 21 Hamilton Ct. and 20 Hamilton Ct. in Hollister, CA 95023.

About Royal Circuit Solutions
Royal Circuit Solutions is a company focused on quick-turn, prototype printed circuit board manufacturing. The company specializes in next day turns for high-layer count pcbs and complex PCB boards. Royal Circuit Solutions provides fast quotes and high-quality to meet the PCB needs of all design engineers.  For more information visit www.royalcircuits.com or call 1-831-636-7789.

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March 2015

New Website Makes Ordering Printed Circuit Boards Ultra-Easy
Royal Circuits Simplifies the Quote and Order Process for Design Engineers and Buyers

Hollister, CA (March 31, 2015) – Royal Circuits today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, http://www.royalcircuits.com. The redesigned site embodies the company’s forward-thinking vision by making it simple and easy for visitors to buy printed circuit boards (PCBs) online. Visitors to the site’s homepage will enjoy a clean, uncluttered design along with rotating visuals that compel them to learn more about the company and its service offerings.

“We approached the new website like we approach doing business – finding innovative ways to deliver faster, better results,” said Milan Shah, president and CEO of Royal Circuit Solutions. “By merging this philosophy with a strict focus on the user experience, I believe we’ve created a simple, straightforward website that makes it fast and easy to quote and purchase the highest quality PCBs in the industry.  Our new website is simply a better way of doing business and the trend for the future.”

Important benefits and elements of the new Royal Circuits website include:

Simple, Online Quote and Order Process. The shopping functionality of the new website was created to meet the needs of today’s online-savvy purchasers. Visitors select layer count, board dimension and quantity and receive a pricing chart populated with costs and various turn-time options. Users simply click on the desired option and proceed to check out.

Free Proto Software Download. Developed exclusively for Royal Circuit Solutions, Free Proto is a full featured DFM check and Gerber viewer in one. Available as a free download right to the desktop, the Free Proto Software allows engineers to run a comprehensive DFM report on their design to identify issues that could affect manufacturability.

Detailed Service and Capability Descriptions. White Royal Circuits specializes in extremely fast turn-times, including next day, for 2,4 or 6 layer boards, the company also has expertise in advanced technology for PCB fabrication. In this new section of the website, visitors can access detailed information on all the company’s capabilities and available services such as blind and buried vias or controlled impedance tolerances. 

PCB Resource Center.  Royal Circuits has created a section dedicated to sharing knowledge and lessons learned gained from over 20 years of fabricating PCBs.  Current topics include recordings of webinars, industry glossary, and white papers. Information on how to make PCB design and fabrication easy is constantly added to this section.

To find out more about Royal Circuit Solutions and access its new ordering solution, visit www.royalcircuits.com.

About Royal Circuit Solutions
Royal Circuit Solutions is a company focused on quick-turn, prototype printed circuit board manufacturing. The company specializes in shipping one-day turns and offers advanced technology solutions for high-layer count and complex printed circuit boards. Royal Circuit Solutions provides online quote and ordering, as well as high-quality to meet the PCB needs of all design engineers.  For more information visit www.royalcircuits.com or call 1-831-636-7789.

March 2015

Dan's Six Pack with Milan Shah,  President of Royal Circuit Solutions
Wrtten by: Dan Beaulieu

Talking with Royal Circuit Solutions’ Milan Shah Royal is an interesting company, one of the few PCB companies that have grown in the past seven years since Milan bought the company. It has been fun watching what Milan has done with Royal, growing it from a small company of 16 employees to a company of over 58 and counting!

Dan: So Milan tell us something about yourself. 

Milan: I have been in sales & marketing my whole life. After getting my MBA I went to work for Apple where I received some great experience in corporate sales and marketing. From there, I was recruited by Sony Electronics to be the manager of Multimedia Technologies selling to corporate America. Then a little later I got an opportunity to join a PCB company in Chicago. I was there for a number of years when I decided to move west and get involved with the PCB industry. In 2008 I got the chance to buy Royal Circuit here in Hollister and jumped at it. I thought that I could really do something with Royal because it had all the advantages of being in Silicon Valley while being far enough away (45 miles) to take advantage of lower costs of doing business.

Dan: What makes your company stand out?

Milan: We’re willing to do whatever the customer needs. The name of the company is Royal Circuit Solutions and that’s what we do, we provide our customers with the PCB solutions they need. Our customers love working with us because they never hear the word “no”.

Dan: What is your opinion of the industry today?

Milan: Oh don’t get me started on that. But look, I’m not going to be critical here that’s not my nature, but I will say this…PCB owners have to open up their minds to the possibilities. They have to focus on their customers and customize their business to their customers’ needs. I don’t see enough of that in our business.

Dan: What is your company doing to be so successful? How have you grown so quickly while others have at best stayed flat?

Milan: Once again it’s all about the customer; it’s all about saying yes to the customer. We have invested over three million dollars since we bought Royal. Currently, we have invested in two Direct Imaging machines for example. Our customers wanted finer lines, they wanted more consistent board parameters and so we invested in being able to provide them with just that.

Dan: What do you see for the future of Royal Circuit Solutions?

Milan: More and more technology. We want to always make sure we are staying ahead of our customers anticipating their needs both today and in the future, as well.

Dan: Which Taiyo products do you use and why do you prefer them over another company’s products?

Milan: First of all I like the company. They are there whenever I need help. They know what I need and make sure I get it, which is obviously my philosophy, as well. We use all of their products simply because they are the best on the market today. Between the products themselves and the engineering support they give me, Taiyo is head and shoulders over their competition.

Dan: Thanks Milan. I appreciate you spending the time with me today!

For more information about Royal Circuit Solutions, go to www.royalcircuits.com.

February 2015

Royal Circuit Solutions Unveils New Free Proto at IPC APEX EXPO®
One-of-a-Kind Service Gives Engineers the Ability to Check Circuit Board Designs for Manufacturability and View Gerber Files Directly from Their Desktops  

Hollister, CA (February 24, 2015) – Royal Circuit Solutions, a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), today launched Free Proto, a comprehensive design-for-manufacturing tool with a Gerber viewer. The new, easy-to-use tool embodies the company’s forward-thinking vision by helping customers ensure their designs are error-free prior to placing an order.

Developed exclusively for Royal Circuit Solutions, the Free Proto software allows engineers to run a comprehensive DFM check on their designs right from their desktop. Available as a free download at www.RoyalCircuits.com/FreeProto, users receive detailed DFM reports especially helpful for complex electrical designs. Free Proto avoids having to conduct DFM checks online and wait for vendor-emailed reports. Free Proto also converts Netlists to Gerbers and provides easy-to-read, online views to assist in file verification.  

 

“We are constantly looking for innovative ways to deliver better results and save our customers time, money and hassles, “said Milan Shah, president of Royal Circuit Solutions. “Our new Free Proto software helps design engineers verify their designs and correct any potential errors before the board is manufactured.”

 

All designs verified and ordered with Free Proto are eligible to receive an extra board for free. To receive a free extra board, engineers simply download the Free Proto software, verify their designs and place their order with Royal Circuits. The proto order must be for a minimum of five boards, for either 2, 4 or 6 layers technology. 

 

To see a demonstration of Free Proto visit Royal Circuits at booth #417 at the IPC APEX Expo, or download the software directly at www.RoyalCircuits.com/FreeProto.


About Royal Circuit Solutions
Royal Circuit Solutions is a company focused on quick-turn, prototype printed circuit board manufacturing. The company specializes in next day turns for high-layer count pcbs and complex PCB boards. Royal Circuit Solutions provides fast quotes and high-quality to meet the PCB assembly needs of all design engineers.  For more information visit www.royalcircuits.com or call 1-831-636-7789.

July 2014

Royal Circuits Completes Installation of NTO HASL Machine
NTO’s HASL system will allow Royal Circuits the ability to fine tune all aspects of the HASL process via a PLC computer as well as monitor and diagnose issues remotely.

May 2014

Royal Circuit Solutions Adds Online Ordering to Its Website
Design Engineers Will Now Find It Faster and Easier to Order High-Quality Printed Circuit Boards from Leading California Manufacturer

Hollister, CA (April 15, 2014) – Royal Circuit Solutions, a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced the addition of online quoting and ordering to its website, www.royalcircuits.com. The new, easy-to-use solution embodies the company’s forward-thinking vision by making it possible for customers to quickly quote and order pcbs online.

Visitors to the site’s new customer quote page will enjoy a clean, uncluttered design along with a simple quote form.  To receive an instant quote, users simply input basic board parameters such as layer count, board size and quantity.  Cost quotes are displayed using standard specifications. Once the desired quote is achieved, customers can upload design files, add contact information and immediately place the PCB order online.  

“We approached the new website functionality, like we approach doing business – finding innovative ways to deliver better results,” said Milan Shah, president of Royal Circuit Solutions. “By merging this philosophy with a strict focus on the user experience, I believe we now offer engineers the fastest, most convenient way to fabricate printed circuit boards that meet exact design specifications.”

Additional important benefits and elements of the new ordering functionality on Royal Circuit’s website include:

  • Simple, easy-to-use input form.
  • Ability to instantly quote multiple turn times and quantities.
  • Files upload functionality.
  • Customer log-in to retain and retrieve board information.
  • Fastest industry service with one to three day standard turn-times.
  • Robust capabilities for manufacturing complex designs.

To find out more about Royal Circuit Solutions and access its new ordering solution, visit www.royalcircuits.com.

September 2013

Royal Circuit Solutions Named 2013 Small Business of the Year
(SACRAMENTO)—This morning, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) presented the 2013 Small Business of the Year award to Royal Circuit Solutions. The award was presented during the regularly scheduled San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting at 481 Fourth Street in Hollister, California.

“Royal Circuit Solutions has been an outstanding corporate citizen,” comments Alejo. “The company has helped to meet the needs of the community through philanthropy and their support has helped numerous organizations”.

Royal Circuit Solutions is a high-tech printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer that focuses on prototype and medium-sized production creation for its internationally growing clientele base. Royal Circuit Solutions, which is located in Hollister, California, was acquired in 2008 by Milan Shah while the company was facing closure. Shah was particularly suited to take over after gaining years of service in executive level positions at Apple Computer, Inc., Sony Corporation, and other technology-based corporations. Under Shah’s leadership, Royal Circuit Solutions underwent a complete overhaul, which transformed the company into a fast-growing and highly profitable company.

“What Shah and his hardworking employees have done with Royal Circuit Solutions is nothing short of amazing,” states Alejo. “Despite challenging economic times, Shah has resisted pressure to outsource production and has found major success in choosing to do so. Since Shah has acquired the company, they have expanded at a rate that has quadrupled the number of company employees and increased its profits tenfold.”

The award Assembly member Alejo presented was coauthored by Senator Anthony Cannella (D-Ceres). For more information on Royal Circuit Solutions, please visit their website at the address below.

http://www.royalcircuits.com/Home.aspx

Luis Alejo represents the 30th District in the California State Assembly, which consists of the Salinas Valley, Monterey County, San Benito County, South Santa Clara County and the city of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County.

CONTACT: Marva Diaz, Marva.Diaz@asm.ca.gov, (916) 319-2030


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July 2012

Milan Shah CEO of Royal Circuit Solutions delivers an inspirational speech
On a visit to East Africa Milan Shah CEO of Royal Circuit Solutions delivers an inspirational speech to students at a university in East Africa. He also pledges sponsorship for students.

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