Hi. Are there any assemblers that EPC recommends?
Yes, there are example assemblers that EPC and others have successfully used.
A first step to a successful assembly is a PCB which is designed to optimize the assembly process. Such as solder-mask-defined pads, and other features are covered in this app note: https://epc-co.com/epc/Portals/0/epc/documents/product-training/Appnote_GaNassembly.pdf
Also, insure the board is built to the design specifications. If the board manufacturer won’t sign up to spacings, for example, the weight of the copper may need to be reduced.
Finally, the assembly. The above application note is also good for board assemblers.
A list (not complete at all!, and in no particular order) of some assemblers with GaN experience:
Worthington Assembly: Contact — Worthington Assembly Inc.
Sierra Proto Express: https://www.protoexpress.com/
TTM: System Integration Testing & Manufacturing | TTM Technologies
Columbia Tech Serv: 53C OTIS ST, WESTBOROUGH, Mass.
EPE, 100 INNOVATIVE WAY, NASHUA, New Hampshire
DSV Solutions LLC: PORT READING, NJ
Perhaps others have additional suggestions.
Here is the contact information for the assembly house that builds the majority of our demonstration boards:
Saigon Fabrication Ltd.
5400 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95138