In 1985 Circuit Design Consultants, the predecessor of ACD, was founded by Greg Ochoa. Starting with the schematic, a seamless process returns a handful of prototype boards to the customer. This is true one-stop shopping. Ochoa created an organization that serves as the hub for a variety of satellite services: engineering, bare board fabrication, and assembly. This has allowed the company to be eminently flexible, expanding or contracting as needed to respond to both the market and the requirements of the customer. The company relocated from Dallas to central Texas in 1990, at the very beginning of Austin’s technology boom. In November of 2002, the sole-proprietorship Circuit Design Consultants incorporated and became Austin Circuit Design (ACD). In 2015 there was a change in ownership but the dedication to quality products remained while company expertise expanded beyond Electrical engineering and PCB design to include mechanical and Firmware programming.
Newspaper Clipping from 1985