CircuitCo. CircuitCo is a contract manufacturer, who happens to be the company that manufactures TI's ARM-based Beagle boards.
The main focus of my visit was discussing how best for a prototyping and manufacturing company like CircuitCo to interact with the online community. There have been an increasing number of open source or amateur electronics projects that have managed to find a market large enough to overwhelm the original design's ability to build it. CircuitCo is the perfect type of company to go to once you realize that trying to build a couple thousand of your widget on your kitchen table really sucks; they have a small scale RPM plant at their main location in Richardson, TX, but have additional manufacturing capacity outside of the United States. In addition to their manufacturing capabilities, they also offer engineering services, so even if your design isn't quite ready to be manufactured yet, they can probably help you out.
Larissa and me for a tour of their in-house manufacturing. As this tour happened in early July, the new BeagleBone rev 6 had just come out, so that's what they happened to be working on at the time.
Pick and place video:
In the end, it was a very interesting day, and I'm excited to see what CircuitCo is going to help make happen in the future. They already run BeagleBoardToys, which is dedicated just to expansion capes for Beagles. I look forward to the day when I may need their services; they seem like a fun group of people to work with.
Disclaimer: TI and CircuitCo have given me free BeagleBone samples. I'm working on a rather neat little demo using a couple of them, which I look forward to being able to show here once I get it working. I promise that I only speak well of CircuitCo because I honestly thought they were nice guys.