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Cascade Systems Technology is proudly ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL – 796 Certified and ITAR Registered. With over 26 years as a supplier of choice, Cascade offers a depth of experience in a variety of industries:  industrial, commercial, medical, aerospace, energy, and defense applications. CST is RoHS compliant and UL Approved for PCB and Cable Assemblies. Contact CST for any PCB Assembly, Microelectronics, Engineering & Design, Electronic Prototyping, Rework, or Box Build needs:, or 503-640-5733. Check out the corporate website at

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Strategies in Light Expo 2017

(March 2017) Anaheim, CA - CST’s President, Fernando Gomez, and Director of Business Development, Steve Daniel, attended the Strategies in Light LED Show on March 2nd, 2017 in Anaheim, CA. This three day expo was hosted by Pennwell and featured three events in one venue: Strategies in Light, the LED Show, and Lightspace California. Various networking, presentations by industry leaders, workshops, and keynotes sessions were accessible to anyone who wished to participate. The Strategies in Light Expo was well attended and provided various opportunities to learn about LED manufacturing.



CST at NEDME / October Best

(August 2016) Hillsboro, OR – Cascade Systems Technology (CST) will be an exhibitor at the Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME) for the eighth time. This year’s NEDME/October Best event on October 5th, 2016 will feature industry speakers, product demos, and networking opportunities. CST will be at booth B107, stop by and say hello! For more information visit the event’s website at



Hood To Coast Relay:

A Formidable Adventure

Portland, OR (August 2nd, 2016) – For the 3rd consecutive year, Cascade Systems Technology, a Contract Manufacturing Company in Oregon, is competing in the annual Hood To Coast relay. This daunting course garners a formidable reputation through its 36 legs of varying difficulties. Teams of 12 start at Timberline Lodge, braving the elements day and night, to complete the 198-mile adventure in Seaside, Oregon. Hood To Coast partners with Providence Health to raise money and awareness for cancer research.


This year CST’s team ranges from first-timers to seasoned competitors. Daniel Avalos and Tony Llanes will be in their first relay, however teammate Jeff Korpi, will be participating in his 14th Hood to Coast. Korpi is running leg 5 for the first time, but after this year he will hold bragging rights of completing every section in this strenuous course.


Camaraderie, teamwork, and the sheer challenge that is Hood to Coast unites teams for a greater cause. Not only does it raise much needed funding towards cancer research, many personal goals are simultaneously achieved. Crossing the finish line is an endeavor that draws people back year after year. CST’s Fernando Gomez, a three-time competitor, enjoys the experience. “Although this feat may be difficult, there is a lot of support.”


Cascade Systems Technology is proud of their team and wishes everyone luck at the upcoming relay.


Cylex Business Listing Interview

This article was written and originally published by CYLEX USA April 2016. The article can be viewed on their website at:


“The expertise in electronic manufacturing collected over decades guarantees complete reliability and flexibility for Cascade Systems Technology. They understand that every customer is unique and requires special attention.


Cylex 1. What industries does Cascade Systems Technology serve?

Cascade Systems Technology: Cascade Systems Technology (CST) provides electronic component solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from industrial, defense, aerospace, commercial, medical, energy, to prototyping. Our knowledge and top-of the line products maintain sustainability and demand for CST assemblies.


Cylex 2. What information do you need to size a project?

Cascade Systems Technology: When a quote is requested, a Program Manager will reach out to obtain Gerbers, BOM (Bill of Material), quantity to quote, special assembly notes and drawings. They will size the information and proceed with additional steps. Please contact us at, or call 503-640-5733 for any quoting needs.


Cylex 3. What is the SMT production?

Cascade Systems Technology: SMT stands for Surface Mount Technology. Cascade has a variety of SMT production lines allowing placement of BGA components, flip chip, fine pitch components, and POP (package on package). Our newest line has 10 micron placement accuracy at four sigma. In addition to SMT production, we have rework services, inspection equipment, through-hole assembly capabilities, box build, and electronic prototyping.


Cylex 4. What training and experience do the people who do the design and engineering have?

Cascade Systems Technology: Cascade Systems Technology was founded in 1989. With over 25 years as an electronic supplier of choice in the assembly field, several employees have decades of field experience. Each team member is an expert at their craft and works tirelessly to fulfill customer needs. We partner with contractors for design projects to complete a variety of enterprises with top-notch equipment.


Cylex 5. How do you make sure that everything goes according to the designed plan?

Cascade Systems Technology: We have a Quality Assurance Department whose sole purpose is to review First Articles and evaluate assemblies at each stage of production. In addition, our Program Department tracks each project to ensure a smooth transition between various stages of assembly. Every project is managed in strict compliance with our Engineering Design and Development Procedure.


Cylex 6. Are there any plans concerning the development of your company?

Cascade Systems Technology: We continually strive to be the best in the industry. Our company has developed short term and long-term visions to support internal processes and external customers, and to continue to develop the company.


Cylex 7. What makes your company stand out above competition?

Cascade Systems Technology: We stand out with Microelectronics – wire bonding and die placement, Quick Turn Assembly, Prototyping, Board Design conversion from Through-Hole to SMT, On-site management of customer’s inventory (for kitted assemblies), Program Manager Department and Employee experience.


Cylex 8. What capabilities does your company provide?

Cascade Systems Technology: Cascade Systems Technology is a premier manufacturing company specializing in Electronic Manufacturing Services in Hillsboro, Oregon. We have a variety of capabilities to serve our customer’s needs. We are ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and UL-796 Certified as well as ITAR Registered. With over 25 years as a supplier of choice, we offer a depth of experience with a variety of industrial, commercial, medical, aerospace, energy and defense applications.

Cascade Systems Technology prides itself in its commitment to providing a high quality product at a price competitive within the markets it serves.”

-Cylex USA


CST: Charging Ahead

CST has many positive changes that have taken place in the last few months. This article was originally published in A to Z Manufacturing Magazine, July 2016.

Hillsboro, OR (May 2016) – Cascade Systems Technology (CST), the leading contract manufacturing company in Hillsboro, Oregon, recently introduced two new Senior Management members to the existing Senior Management group. Butch Zaragoza – COO, Pete Boch – CFO/Human Resources Manager, Marissa Wade – Inside Sales Manager, Celia Campuzano – Production Manager, and now Fernando Gomez – President, and Steve Daniel – Director of Business Development/Outside Sales, completes the team. CST welcomes Fernando and Steve as they support the growing business. Their combined 55+ years in the industry have prepared them for new endeavors with Cascade’s family.


In addition to Fernando Gomez and Steve Daniel’s hire, Cascade Systems Technology’s website relaunched a fresh look, providing ease of use and video to showcase the company’s abilities. To view the updated website, visit The Program Manager Department has also been revamped. Each customer receives a dedicated Program Manager during the on-boarding process to provide quick turnaround and response times. To ensure smooth transitioning through each stage, the Program Manager oversees the client’s projects and serves as their point of contact.


The updated media tools, revitalized departments, and additional team members represent a new direction for this long-established business. Through utilization of strong foundation blocks of industry knowledge and staff experience, CST is prepared to forge ahead to an even stronger future.

A Familiar Face Returns to CST

Cascade Systems Technology welcomes back Fernando Gomez as their President. This article was originally published on US-Tech Online and LEDs Magazine Online, May 2016.

HILLSBORO, OR – A familiar face has returned to Cascade Systems Technology (CST), the premier contract manufacturing company in Oregon. Cascade welcomes back Fernando Gomez as their Company President, where he previously served as Operations Manager. Gomez was attracted back because of staff dedication, commitment of Senior Leadership to employees and customers, and enjoyment of finding innovative solutions.


As President, Gomez will oversee the company. He will also assist with business expansion, providing top-notch service to new and existing customers, and ensuring a positive work environment. His 25 years in the manufacturing field, commitment to the company, and familiarity with CST processes will greatly benefit Cascade as they forge ahead toward a bright future.


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CST Announces New Senior Staff Member

This article was originally published in US-Tech Magazine on March 23rd, 2016.

HILLSBORO, Ore. – March 23, 2016 -Cascade Systems Technology is excited to introduce the newest member of Senior Management, Steve Daniel, as Director of Business Development. Steve’s 30+ years in the field have prepared him for this new endeavor. He chose to join the CST team because of the services, certifications, and array of quality, reliable electronic components delivered to first-class customers. Steve is impressed by Cascade’s team of seasoned professionals with decades of experience creating top-notch products. This, combined with the open and warm “can-do” environment, solidified his decision to join CST’s family. With CST’s strong foundation blocks, he sees a bright future, as more companies are introduced to Cascade’s capabilities and products.


Cascade Systems Technology (CST) is a premier manufacturing company specializing in Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our company serves the Greater Portland region, Pacific Northwest, and beyond. We are ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and UL-796 Certified as well as ITAR Registered. With over 25 years as a supplier of choice, we offer a depth of experience with a variety of industrial, commercial, medical, aerospace, energy and defense applications.

Contact CST today to see why we are the industry leader! We look forward to hearing from you. We invite you to visit our company and tour our facilities.


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