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WEBSITE: pfcflex.com
EMPLOYEES: 140

WHAT THEY DO:
PFC Flexible Circuits manufactures and
assembles flexible and rigid-flex printed
circuit boards for a variety of industries.

FOUNDED: 1997 by Steve Kelly
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2020

FACILITIES: 45,000 square feet

From concept to creation
PFC primarily supplies original equipment
manufacturers but also provides circuits to electronic
manufacturing subcontractors. With its in-house
engineering, design, manufacturing and assembly
services, PFC is able to translate a customer's concept
into a ready-to-use product.
"One of our biggest challenges on the design side
is understanding the customer's application," Trakas
explained. "Will it require a one-time bend to install,
or will the product experience continuous bending
throughout its life? Those are two very different
scenarios, and we have to design for that. We work
closely with the customer to ensure it will perform the
way they need it to.
"We do it with material selection. We do it with
proprietary manufacturing processes. When you have
different requirements for the flex circuit, we have to
build them slightly differently in terms of the process.
Again, it's all designed to give the customer the best
reliability and performance possible."
By manufacturing virtually all of its products in its
own facility, PFC is able to better manage the quality
end to end.
"Our return rate is very, very low, almost nothing,"
said Trakas, who has held several roles in the
printed circuit board industry, including operations,
engineering and quality control. "We have a lot of
customers who have been with us for 20 years. I think
that also speaks to the quality and reliability of our
products."

A PFC technician prints circuit boards.

A pick-and-place machine mounts small electronic components such as
resistors, transistors, integrated circuits and capacitors on printed circuit
boards at high speed.

Ready-to-wear tech
California-based OSI Systems, which designs and
manufactures specialized electronic systems and
components, acquired PFC in 2018. The acquisition
adds PFC to a larger group of manufacturers, including
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Solder paste screening equipment applies solder paste to printed circuit boards.
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