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List of PCB and PCBA Manufacturers in China

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In this article we introduce several PCB and PCBA manufacturers, however they may not be the perfect match for your specific product. Our Starter Package also includes a list of handpicked suppliers, according to your specs and needs. Click here to learn more!

Planning to manufacture electronics? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers, both for mass production and prototyping.

In addition, we also cover some of the basics of PCB manufacturing, including:

  • What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
  • PCB specifications
  • PCB design software
  • PCB prototypes

What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?

The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the layered board itself, without assembled components. PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) refers to the PCB itself, but with all components mounted.

If you browse suppliers on and, you’ll find many suppliers claiming to offer ‘PCBA’ or ‘PCBA service’. This signals that the supplier is not only making the printed circuit board itself, but can also manage the following:

  • Make pre-production prototypes
  • Procure components (i.e., CPUs and memory) from other suppliers
  • Manufacture the PCBs
  • Assemble the components on the PCBs

In other words, a PCBA supplier can offer a one stop solution for OEM electronics manufacturing, while a PCB manufacturers only make the board. Continue Reading →

RFID Chip & Card Manufacturers in China: Top 8 Suppliers

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RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chips are used everywhere today. You probably got one in your door or transportation card, or perhaps even your wallet. RFIDs are also used in gyms, retail security and farming.

Virtually all RFID products are manufactured in China, especially in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.

Keep reading, and learn more about different RFID products made in China, different types of RFID chips and an overview of some of China’s leading RFID product manufacturers.

Overview of RFID Products

Below follows an overview of some of the more common RFID products you can import from China:

  • RFID Access Control Cards
  • RFID Wristbands
  • RFID Stickers
  • RFID Wallets
  • RFID Gates
  • RFID Readers
  • Animal ID Tags
  • Retail Security Products

Types of RFID Chips

Chinese RFID product manufacturers don’t manufacture the RFID chip itself. Instead, they procure RFID chips from a limited number of industry leading chip manufacturers:

  • Alien (United States)
  • Impinj (United States)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)

Each supplier have a range of models, each with different specifications. Below follows an overview of NXPs NTAG series:

  • NTAG203 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG213 (144 bytes memory)
  • NTAG216 (888 bytes memory)

When you approach a Chinese RFID manufacturer, you must ask the following questions:

a. What kind of RFID chip brands can you offer?

b. Which models can you offer for the available chip brands?

c. Which RFID chip is suitable for ‘my product’ or application? Continue Reading →

Android Tablet Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

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About to import Android Tablets from suppliers in China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading manufacturers of Tablet PCs:

  • Android Tablets
  • Windows Tablets
  • Rugged Tablets (Industrial & Construction)

In addition, we also explain what you must know about MOQ requirements, customization and product safety standards.

Notice that we are not affiliated with, or endorse, any of the factories listed in this article. All information provided are based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Where are most Android Tablet factories in China located?

The vast majority of Tablet PC manufacturers are based in Shenzhen, which is China’s electronics manufacturing center. There are also suppliers in neighbouring Dongguan, Zhongshan and Guangzhou.

That said, the role of the Tablet PC manufacturer is to procure components and assemble the devices. While some parts are made locally, they also import CPUs and other components from the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (ROC) and other places..

What is the standard MOQ for Tablet PCs?

Most suppliers set the MOQ at around 500 pcs per model. There are, however, some manufacturers that offer ODM tablets from only 50 pcs per order.

But, if you intend to import a customized tablet computer, you will need to match the standard MOQ of around 500 pcs. Continue Reading →

Phone Case Manufacturers in China: Top 9 Suppliers

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About to import phone cases for iPhones, Samsung, Motorola or other brands? In this article, we list some of China’s leading phone case manufacturers – divided into three categories:

  • Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers
  • PU & Leather Phone Case Suppliers
  • Aluminum Phone Case Suppliers

Notice that we are not affiliated with, or endorse, any of the factories listed in this article. All information provided are based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers

Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd

Founded in 2009, Spec-Tech (Xiamen) Co. Ltd is a manufacturer and exporter of silicone products that also include silicone phone cases. In addition, the company also manufactures baking molds, wristbands, water bottles, cosmetics products, and bracelets.

Spec-Tech offers OEM and ODM services to their buyers, with some of the major international brands as their clients that include Nestle, Walt Disney, Walmart, Nivea, and Fiat.

In total, Spec-Tech manufactures more than 1000 different items. They also offer 2D and 3D drawings along with 3D mockup samples to clients based on the buyer’s specifications.

You can also choose from wide range of silicone cases, available for iPhone and other Android phones. Some popular options include:

  • Silicone cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
  • Liquid silicone cases
  • Custom silicone cases for iPhone 7
  • 3D cute animal design silicone cases with an option for buyers to choose their own design
  • Silicone rubber cases
  • Cartoon silicone phone cases

In total, there are 21 options to choose from for silicone cases.

The company employs more than 50 people and manufactures more than 450,000 products a month.

Address: Unit 1706, Peak International Plaza, No. 20 Gaoxiong Road, Xiamen, Fujian, China (361000) Continue Reading →

Lithium Battery Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

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Looking for qualified li-ion battery suppliers in China? In this guide, we list some of China’s leading lithium battery manufacturers.

We also cover what you must know before importing li-ion or li-pol batteries:

  • Types of lithium batteries
  • How to order product samples
  • Technical specifications
  • Production time

What types of lithium batteries are made in China?

There are several types of lithium batteries:

  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Batteries
  • Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) Batteries
  • Lithium Metal Batteries

However, lithium Ion batteries are by far the most commonly used in electronic devices. Continue Reading →

Solar Panel Manufacturers in China: Top Factories, MOQ & Warranty

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Looking for solar panel factories in Mainland China? In this guide, we list some of China’s leading solar panel suppliers in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong.

We also explain what every solar panel buyer must know:

  • MOQ requirements
  • Sample orders
  • Warranties
  • How to visit suppliers

What kind of warranty can I expect?

Many solar panel suppliers claim to offer a 1 year, or even longer, warranty. Just keep in mind that this is not a warranty in its true sense.

At best, the factory will send replacement parts and panels, if they break or malfunction within a certain time frame.

That being said, the supplier never cover the air freight cost, which can be higher than the cost to procure parts at home.

That assumes that the factory will even bother to honor the so called warranty at all. Somel, especially smaller solar panel factories, tend to demand excessive ‘evidence’ that is so burdensome to produce that it’s not worth bothering.

In other words, you have to check the quality of the solar panels before shipment – because there is no way you can force the supplier to provide an unconditional refund or cost free order replacement.

What is the MOQ for solar panels in China?

Most Chinese solar panel factories set their minimum order quantity (MOQ) based on effect (W). For example, a supplier can set the MOQ at 10000 W.

If the average effect per solar panel is 120 W, you’d need to order 83 solar panels.

Some suppliers have much lower MOQ requirements, or none at all. Most suppliers offer lower MOQs if you order their standard models. Continue Reading →

Power Bank Manufacturers in China: Top Factories, Safety Standards & More

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About to import power banks from China? In this article, we explain what every electronics importer must know about:

  • Selecting the right power bank factory
  • Labeling requirements
  • Mandatory (and defacto mandatory) safety standards in the US, EU and elsewhere
  • Documentation requirements
  • IATA power bank transportation rules
  • Technical specifications

We also provide a list of power bank manufacturers located in Guangdong, and other areas in China.

Important factors when selecting a Power Bank Manufacturer

As with the electronics industry in general, he Power Bank industry is largely concentrated in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the two largest cities in China’s southern Guangdong province.

Worth mentioning is that there are a number of relevant manufacturers located in Ningbo, and a few other cities in Zhejiang province. Continue Reading →

Earphone and Headphone Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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About to import headphones, earphones or other portable audio products from China? In this article, we cover everything startups and other small businesses must know:

  • Product categories
  • How to find the right supplier on Alibaba or Globalsources
  • Buying private label audio products
  • Customizing design
  • Mandatory safety standards and labels
  • MOQ Requirements
  • Trade shows for portable audio products

Product Categories

Earphone and Headphone manufacturers all tend to be specialized in a certain niche.

While they may cover one or more categories, you should only be on the lookout for suppliers that are making your type of earphones or headphones.

A few examples follow below:

  • Wired Earphones
  • Wired Headphones
  • Bluetooth Earphones
  • Bluetooth Headphones
  • Gaming Headphones
  • Surround Sound Headphones
  • Apple MFi Certified Earphones
  • Wired Headsets
  • Wireless Headsets
  • USB Headsets

Most manufacturers are either making wired earphones. These suppliers also often make USB cables and other related products.

At the other end of the spectrum, Bluetooth headphone and earphone manufacturers also tend to manufacture Bluetooth speakers, and other wireless audio products. Continue Reading →

Importing Electronics from China: Finding the Right Manufacturer

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About to import electronics from manufacturers in China? In this product guide, I explain what startups must know about the whole electronics importing process:

1. How to find the right Electronics Manufacturers

2. Importing OEM and Private Label Electronics

3. Prototype Development

4. CE Marking, FCC Regulations & other safety standards

5. Electronics Trade Shows

6. Technology Licensing (i.e., Apple MFi, Bluetooth and Android OS)

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Electronics Product Development and Customization

Electronics importers have two options: Buy an OEM product that is custom designed from scratch, or import an ODM product, or private label product.

Developing OEM electronics is not for every company, as it requires technical expertise and large funding.

However, Chinese manufacturers don’t offer free product development services. The buyer is always expected to provide all relevant technical specifications, and files, including the following: Continue Reading →

Apple MFi Licensed Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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Do you plan to import accessories for iPhone, iPad or other Apple devices? Then you need to make sure that your product comply with the Apple MFi licensing requirements.

In this article, I answer some of the most common questions about MFi licenses when importing Apple accessories from China:

a. Should the importer or the factory obtain the MFi license?

b. Which products require an MFi license?

c. Which products to not require an MFi license?

d. How can I find a licensed supplier on or

What is the Apple MFi program?

MFi stands for ‘Made for iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you own an Apple device, you’ve probably seen the ‘Made for iPhone and iPad’ label on power banks, headphones and other accessories.

Apple MFi is a licensing program that brands and manufacturers can become part of, in order to label electronic accessories as ‘Made for iPhone or iPad’.

A few examples follow below:

  • Chargers
  • Game controllers
  • Earphones
  • Speakers
  • Hearing Aids
  • Dock stations

The program is also mandatory if you want to import accessories compatible with Apple HomeKit, GymKit, CarPlay or AirPlay.

A supplier, or importer, that is not part of the Apple MFi program is not allowed to add the ‘Made for’ label on its products, or even use Apple licensed technology such as the following:

a. Magnetic Charging Module

b. Lightning Audio Module

c. Lightning Analog Headset Module

The full list can be found here. However, notice that MFi is not required for non-Apple technologies, such as Bluetooth. Continue Reading →