UK Design and Manufacture

Over the last thirty years we’ve built up a comprehensive range of resources and facilities which can be brought to bear on your project. We’re pretty unique in being able to offer UK design and manufacture at board and system level. We operate under the strict procedures of BS EN ISO 9001:2000, CE-marking our own product and attaining UL and FCC approvals on a project basis. We have forged long-standing relationships with key partners in the software and silicon sectors as well as with industry standards bodies.

Working closely with our customers across a spectrum of vertical markets, Blue Chip Technology has built up a practical understanding of the different industry requirements. We have worked with environmental extremes, legacy equipment, system security and industry specific compliances.

Vertical Industries

  • Rail and Transport
  • Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Test
  • Navigation
  • Telematics
  • Security
  • Instrumentation
  • Defence
  • Healthcare
  • Broadcast and AV

Partners and Alliances

  • Microsoft Embedded Partner
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Intel Communications – Alliance Associate Member
  • ETX® Industrial Group
  • XTX Consortium

Certifications/Industry Memberships

  • ISO9001:2008

Environmental Responsibility

  • RoHS conformity across product range
  • WEEECare Industry membership and compliance

Site Facilities and Quality Assurance

Facilities at Blue Chip Technology

The quality of each product we deliver is paramount and our custom built manufacturing facility has been designed with this in mind. Access to our rapidly growing on site resources currently includes four high speed pick and place robots with inline multi-zone ovens, two Automated Optical Inspection stations, extensive SMT rework equiment, environmental chamber, developmental laboratory, PCB X-ray unit, low humidity component stores and thermal imaging camera equipment, mean that Blue Chip Technology builds quality into every aspect of product design and manufacture. We also have an on-site EMC (electro magnetic compatibility) chamber and expertise in testing:

  • Radiated Emissions
  • Radiated Immunity
  • Surges
  • Conducted Emissions
  • Conducted Immunity
  • Mains Harmonics
  • Climatic Measurements
  • Transient Immunity
  • Voltage Dips
  • Flicker
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Voltage Interruptions
  • Design, Diagnostic & Development Work

Quality Assurance

We operate a total Time and Quality process across production – taking products through extensive test and debug. In addition to the standard test procedures, Blue Chip can design custom test procedures for customers’ products.

  • Drop testing
  • Signal Integrity testing and simulation
  • Full temperature range burn in
  • Total Time and Quality process tracking in place across production
  • Power Consumption Testing
  • Certificate of conformance available on individual products
  • Test and Debug facilities – including bespoke test rigs and test programs
  • Thermal testing

From Design to Delivery

Our value

We have the capability to take your solution from design to distribution. We can deliver branded end product direct to your customer, installed with your application software, configured and tested to your requirements.

Custom Solutions

We develop custom solutions taking them from initial specification, through design, manufacturing and into distribution – we preload custom images, applications, peripheral add ons, pre-test and ship directly to your customer.

Custom Packaging

We partner with specialists in this field to design the most appropriate and cost effective packaging solution to cater for your transportation and delivery requirements.

Custom branding

Boost your brand with our customisation options – we can supply our products with your brand.

Engineered for Reliability and Longevity

Long-term partnership

Sometimes you don’t need or want to be driven by everybody else’s roadmaps, you just want a stable, consistent, long term solution. Blue Chip Technology manages product life cycles and change control so you don’t have to. When product changes have to be made we make sure that the fit, form and function is preserved.

Connectivity for legacy interfaces

Older technologies can be retained to maximise the useful product life where required.

Product roadmapping

We roadmap all our products and work with our customers on a consultative basis to incorporate their feedback into our product development strategy.

Beta release programs

Advance preview of new Blue Chip product to maximise design-in window.

Industry partnerships

We work closely with key players across the industry to ensure we can make strategic choices in the silicon and peripherals for maximum product life.

Life cycle management

All our new products are designed for long manufacturing lives, typically we provide more than 5 years. Often our products are in production for much longer than this. We understand that product changes cost money and we work extremely hard to protect you from unwanted changes during your product’s life cycle. Our spares management and repair service ensures that your product can still be repaired many years after manufacturing has stopped.

Additional Information

Our Conflict Minerals Policy Statement – please Blue Chip Conflict Minerals Policy Statement