SBC History

South Bay Circuits (SBC) founded in 1981 by current owner & CEO, Roland Satterlee, has developed into the Electronics Industry's most dynamic and diverse PC Board Fab and PC Board Assembly “Single Source Solution” Contract Manufacturer.

Throughout the 1980's SBC experienced extensive growth adding facilities and state-of-the-art process equipment to meet the ever changing requirements of the Electronics Industry. In 1985 SBC expanded operations adding a 60,000 square foot PC Board Fabrication facility in San Jose California. 1987 brought the addition of 3 additional buildings, continuing the expansion of capacity at SBC.

Back Panel PC Board

The 1990’s brought continued growth in operations and technology. We added Back Panels to our product line, becoming an industry leader in this technology, which we still offer today. 1992 saw the construction of our Inner layer manufacturing facility. In 1995 we acquired our first Chandler Arizona facility. We began our first Offshore Partnership in 1999 to expand capacity and offer a low cost, high quality, high volume option to our Customers. This relationship continues today along with additional partnerships formed over the past 15 years. SBC has created a dynamic and strategic advantage in the marketplace through these relationships. Throughout the 1990’s SBC continued as the industry leader in quality performance receiving multiple Industry “Service Excellence Awards”.

With the start of the new millennium, in 2001, we purchased adjacent land at our Chandler location and built our current Corporate Offices and Assembly Plant. Chandler PC Board Fab and Assembly domestic facilities total over 120,000 square feet. With the bringing on of this expanded capacity SBC consolidated its Assembly and Back Panel Division from San Jose to Chandler in 2003.

In 2004 remaining SBC operations were transferred to Chandler Arizona. With 2004 came the acquisition of our first Assembly Division Fuji SMT line, a second was added in 2007. Underwriters Laboratories certified all SBC divisions to ISO 9001 in 2006 and re-certified to the new standard ISO 9001 : 2008 in 2015 which is valid until September of 2018. 

To meet the evolving requirements of our Customers SBC continues to make strategic changes to maintain our leadership role as a premier “Single Source Solution” Turnkey Electronic Contract Manufacturer offering unlimited domestic and offshore products, services, and capacity.

Certified ISO9001
ISO 9001:2008

SBC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company through UL-DQS. South Bay Circuits utilizes ISO 9001:2015 eight fundamental quality management principles to help improve our PC Board Fab, PC Assembly, and Box Build performance. Certificate #: 10000903 QM15

ITAR Registration
ITAR registered printed circuit board fabrication

ITAR Registered! We are a manufacturer that builds defense articles with related technical data that can be defined on the United States Munitions List (Part 121 of the ITAR), where we are registered.

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