Layer 16 was founded in 2001 by John Coates as a high quality, low cost source for Printed Circuit Design, Fabrication, Assembly, and Project Management. Working as a virtual corporation, Layer 16 can bring a team of talented professionals to your design problems.
Layer 16 brings a unique perspective to the customer/service bureau relationship. John Coates understands the value of a good service bureau. Working for Cadence Design Systems, John developed a working model for controlling and integrating companies into the Cadence Design Services process.
Layer 16 is structured to comprehensively encompass the entire design and manufacturing process. We work with you to ensure a design that meets all of your requirements, including documentation, production, assembly and test.
Layer 16 employs only the best designers. All of our designers are trained in a variety of disciplines. We can do large digital boards, small analogue boards, ECL, RF, high speed, surface mount, chip-on-board and micro-via designs. All designs done at the Layer 16 facility are sent through a rigid review process across the design flow before coming back to you, the customer.