List of PCB and PCBA Manufacturers in China

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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 Globalsources.com and Alibaba.com, 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 List of PCB and PCBA Manufacturers in China

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 RFID Chip & Card Manufacturers in China: Top 8 Suppliers

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 Android Tablet Manufacturers in China: Top 7 Suppliers

Phone Case Manufacturers in China: An Overview

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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 is based on statements made by each respective supplier.

Plastic & Silicone Phone Case Suppliers

HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited

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HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited (Hua Rui) is specialized in manufacturing a wide range of phone and tablet cases. Products include plastic hard cases, plastic soft cases, leather cases, and accessories. Something that makes this supplier rather unique is that they offer free samples, and even expert advice to help you get your custom-designed or private label case manufactured.

Click here to request a free quotation from HK Hua Rui Plastic Hardware Limited (Hua Rui)

Main Products

  • IML Phone Cases
  • Hardshell Phone Cases
  • Softshell Phone Cases
  • Silicone Phone Cases
  • Leather Phone Cases
  • Tablet Cases
  • Accessories

Key Information

  • Customs Designed Cases: Yes
  • Private Label Cases: Yes
  • Free Samples: Yes
  • In-House Tooling: Yes
  • In-House Printing: Yes

Address: No.61 Hong Li East District Shui Ping Da Lang Town Dongguan, Guangdong, China


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 a 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 Phone Case Manufacturers in China: An Overview

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

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

Continue reading Earphone and Headphone Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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 Globalsources.com or Alibaba.com?
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Smart Watch & Fitness Tracker Suppliers in China: Design, Price & MOQ

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About to import smart watches, fitness trackers or other wearables from China? This complete guide covers everything you need to get started:

a. How to find a qualified factory

b. Private label smart watches and other wearables

c. OEM smart watches and other wearables

d. Fitness tracker CPUs and other components

e. Android, Apple, Bluetooth and other licenses

f. Product regulations, labeling requirements & lab testing

g. Prices & MOQ requirements

Looking for Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker Factories? Go to Shenzhen.

Shenzhen is probably the largest city you’ve never heard of. It’s located right next to Hong Kong, in China’s southern pearl river delta.

Shenzhen is the world’s electronics manufacturing capital, and the natural place to source smart watch factories.

Here, you’ll find everything from high tech, fully automated, factories – down to street workshops assembling products using second hand spare parts.

Finding a smart watch or fitness tracker supplier is not the hard part. That’s finding a qualified supplier. Continue reading Smart Watch & Fitness Tracker Suppliers in China: Design, Price & MOQ

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

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China banned Bitcoin trading in 2017, but the country is still the number one manufacturer for types of cryptocurrency mining hardware.

The country is not only home to OEM mining hardware manufacturers, but also some of the first brands – such as Antminer, developed by Bitmain in Beijing.

In this guide, you will learn everything mining hardware importers must know about buying brand name mining hardware, and how to find the right OEM supplier on Alibaba and Globalsources.

You will also learn why you should not rely on supplier warranties, and why product regulations are not to be neglected. Even in the fast growing space of crypto miners.

Can I buy Bitmain Antminers directly from China?

Yes, and no. There are a number of ‘brand name’ crypto miners on the market. At the time of writing, Antminer is perhaps the most well known.

At least when it comes to consumer grade bitcoin miners.

Antminer is not an open source platform. It’s a brand, owned by Bitmain in Beijing, but with offices all over the world.

There are hundreds of suppliers on various B2B supplier directories, claiming to sell Antminers, and almost as many online stores doing the same thing.

Some of these claim to be affiliated, or approved, by Bitmain. Yet, their official policy is that you should only buy Antminer hardware directly from Bitmain.

At best, you will find a supplier offering the same product, but for a higher price. There is no way they could undercut Bitmain on their own products.

Further, buying from an unauthorized seller may not only be costly, but it can also result in something much worse.

There are multiple scam reports on Bitcoin mining forums, and others telling of OEM replicas being delivered, rather than the real thing.

As we all know, the crypto hype knows no boundaries, and this attracts all sorts of sleazy fly by night online stores – that may or may not deliver a knock off. Continue reading Bitcoin Mining Hardware Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Electronics Trade Shows in Asia 2020: A Complete Guide

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Finding the right electronics manufacturer in China, or elsewhere in Asia, is complicated. You need to make sure that they got the right quality management systems in place, and that they can make products that comply with electronics safety standards in your country.

By attending a trade show, you can meet a large number of qualified electronics suppliers, under one roof. Thus, you can save weeks, perhaps even months, of work when looking for the right manufacturer.

In this guide, you get a complete overview of the top 2020 electronics trade shows, in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan (ROC), Vietnam and Singapore.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Electronics Fair

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair will take place on October 13-16, 2020, in Hong Kong.

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council every year, it is one of the largest electronics fairs in Asia. The last event was attended by more than sixty thousand visitors, while more than 3,700 exhibitors also joined the show.

You can visit Hong Kong without a visa for a limited period in most cases as Hong Kong offers visa-free entry to 170 countries. You can check the complete list to check if your country is included.

You also have to pay HK$100 as admission fees to visit this fair while only 18 years or older participants are allowed to attend.

The fair is known for its Hall of Fame category, which is dedicated to the most eye-catching and trending products, and top brands.

You can find a wide range of products at this fair displayed by thousands of brands and tech companies under different product categories.

Some top product categories include:

  • 3D Printing
  • Home Appliances
  • Audio Visual Products
  • Electronic Accessories
  • Office Equipment and Automation
  • Smart Tech
  • Virtual Reality, etc.

You can also visit the eletronicAsia 2020 trade fair at the same time which will take place on the same dates and same location.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

Continue reading Electronics Trade Shows in Asia 2020: A Complete Guide