Thorlabs, Inc
SparkFun Electronics
SAE Manufacturing Specialties Corp
Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG
Newport Corporation
Manufacturing Solutions Group

15 Breadboard Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for breadboards as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 15 breadboard manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked breadboard companies as of May, 2024: 1.LabSmith, 2.SparkFun Electronics, 3.3M.

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List of 15 Breadboard Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • 3M
      • United States of America Address: 3M Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. 3M provides diversified technology services globally. 3M operates through four segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment offerings include industrial abrasives, masking, and natural and color-coated mineral granules for shingles. The Transportation and Electronics segment offerings include ceramic solutions, light management films, and electronics assembly solutions. The Healthcare segment offerings include wound care, dentistry and orthodontia solutions, and filtration and purification systems. The Consumer segment offerings include consumer bandages, picture hanging, and stationery products.

      • United States of America Address: 3 Schreiber Industrial Park, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Vere, Inc., established in 1987 with headquarters in the USA, is a manufacturer of instruments and accessories for optical laboratories. The company's product line includes honeycomb breadboards, photodiode amplifiers, ratiometers, laser diode drivers, and thermoelectric cooler drivers. Vere’s products are used by educational, industrial, and government institutions for research and development in optical systems. The company also provides a customization service that includes custom electro-optical design and production of instruments and accessories to meet client-specific requirements.

    • LabSmith
      • United States of America Address: 5981 Graham Court, Livermore, California, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      LabSmith, Inc., established in 1995 and based in Livermore, California, is a manufacturer of laboratory equipment for research and product development. Its product range includes microfluidics for fluid flow control, microfluidic chipShop chips, programmable high-voltage sequencers, research-grade microscopes, and precision timing and synchronization products. Its video microscopes capture elusive events in microfluidic or microbiology experiments, with triggering and timing based on real-world feedback. Its products are used around the world, from university teaching labs to global biotechnology companies.

    • Thorlabs, Inc
      • United States of America Address: 43 Sparta Ave Newton, New Jersey, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Thorlabs, Inc, established in Newton, NJ in 1989, is a manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Their product portfolio includes optical components, for use in imaging, sensing, and spectroscopy applications, spectrometers and analyzers used for research and industrial applications, fiber optic components and photomultiplier tubes, and imaging devices that capture and measure light signals for diverse applications in scientific research. The company has sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, and Brazil.

    • SparkFun Electronics
      • United States of America Address: 6333 Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot, Colorado, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      SparkFun Electronics is a manufacturer of modernized and cutting-edge electronic components and tools founded in 2003 and was established in USA. The company broad selection of goods includes sensors, development boards, kits, and modules for both experts and enthusiasts. Quality is crucial at SparkFun Electronics, and they work hard to satisfy their clients. They stand out for their adherence to open-source hardware and wealth of instructional resources, which enables them to support a thriving and cooperative community of makers and innovators.

    • SAE Manufacturing Specialties Corp
      • United States of America Address: 86A Bayville Avenue, Bayville, New York, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Based in Bayville, NY, SAE Manufacturing Specialties Corp. is an ISO-certified supplier and manufacturer of industrial equipment, chemicals, components, ordinance, electronics, and systems for industries ranging from aerospace to high tech to law enforcement. Examples of product offerings include raw materials, chemicals, and lubricants for industrial purposes to finished products such as security helmets for law enforcement, and military ordnances. SAE also provides research and development as well as technical support for other companies in similar industries.

    • Newport Corporation
      • United States of America Address: 1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      Newport is a division of MKS Instruments, Inc. that was incorporated in 1961 and headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. The company is a manufacturing company that serves the specialty industrial, advanced electronics, and semiconductor industries. The company markets its products through Spectra-Physics, MKS Instruments, Richardson Grating, and other brands. Their product categories include motion, optomechanics, optics, and vacuum instruments. Product categories include lasers, MKS vacuum & gas solutions, laser diode controls, and tables & isolation systems.

      • Japan Address: 1-5 Kanda-Awaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      CHUO PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (Chuo Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha), founded in 1955, is a Japanese manufacturer and supplier headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, specializing in precise positioning units as well as optical machines and equipment. The company’s portfolio includes automatic and motorized stages and actuators, manual mechanical stages, stage accessories, and controllers. Automatic stage applications include sample table of laser repair and mapping systems, whereas manual stage applications encompass camera position adjustment for glass substrate and/or film inspection systems and prober position adjustment. Further offerings include microscopes and tool scopes, automation products for microscopes, as well as optical accessories, components, and instruments.

    • Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG

      Manufacturer Overview

      Qioptiq Photonics GmbH & Co. KG is based in Göttingen, Germany, and is a photonics manufacturer that was founded in 2005 before being acquired by Excelitas Technologies Corp. in 2013. The company produces standard and custom optical systems, components, and software. These include fixed beam expanders, flat optical rail systems, and lens configuration software. The company also offers optical system and lens design, coating, and polishing services. Its products are used by clients in the semiconductor, defense, and research sectors.


      Manufacturer Overview

      CopperSound Pedals, founded in 2014 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a guitar effects pedal manufacturer. The company offers a range of products such as the Kingpin, a Germanium Clipper for distinct guitar sound effects; the Iris, an optical compressor; the Gravity Bomb V2, a clean boost and mids enhancer for enhancing mid-range tones; the Renegade, a multi-bias fuzz; and the Loma Prieta, a gritty harmonic tremolo. These products are handmade in the USA and provide musicians with various types of sound effects, ranging from clean boosts to harmonics.

    • ProtoStax

      Manufacturer Overview

      ProtoStax, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a manufacturer and supplier of modular electronics prototyping solutions. The company offers a range of products, including IoT development kits, stackable modular platforms, and customizable enclosures ompatible with devices like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. These offerings facilitate efficient IoT project development, sensor integration, and enhanced connectivity. Each of its enclosure is meticulously crafted to accommodate the selected board, featuring precise cutouts and sufficient interior space for shields, HATs, or supplementary components.

    • Adafruit

      Manufacturer Overview

      Adafruit Industries, established in 2005, is an American manufacturer based in New York, specializing in electronics and do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics kits. The company offers a diverse array of products, including breakout and development boards, circuit playgrounds, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), robotics, computer numerical control (CNC) components, and various electronics project accessories. Adafruit also supports open-source hardware and software, hosting all of its code and hardware on GitHub, a website service for managing code and files. Adafruit also provides a range of tutorials, guides, and project ideas aimed at inspiring and educating electronics enthusiasts, makers, and hobbyists in creating interactive electronic projects.

    • Manufacturing Solutions Group

      Manufacturer Overview

      Manufacturing Solutions Groups (MSG) is an American contract manufacturer specializing in industrial fabrication processes that was established in 2017 following the merger of MCI Technologies, Lerner Molded Plastics, and Assembly Specialist Inc. Based in Aurora, Ohio, the company offers various fabrication capabilities, including production machining, plastic molding, precision metal stamping, assembly, and packaging. It also offers a range of custom interconnectors, such as pins, housings, and terminals. MSG primarily serves clients in consumer goods, medical device manufacturing, and automotive assembly, as well as in industrial processing facilities.

    • Company Overview

      Computer Network Accessories Inc., based in Dayton, Ohio, is an online supplier of several electronic products, such as power adapters, network hardware, and bulk cabling. The company also stocks computer hardware and accessories like keyboards, hard drives, and modems and sells toner cartridges compatible with several brands like HP, IBM, and Epson. The company has an online catalog of its products where customers can make orders, and it allows purchase orders. It provides free shipping for all orders over $99, and customers can return goods if unsatisfied within 30 days of purchase.

Breadboard Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the breadboard page as of May 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. SparkFun Electronics: 140

Newly Established Company

  1. Adafruit: 2005 (19 years ago)
  2. SparkFun Electronics: 2003 (21 years ago)
  3. LabSmith: 1995 (29 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Newport Corporation: 1969 (55 years ago)
  2. Thorlabs, Inc: 1989 (35 years ago)
  3. LabSmith: 1995 (29 years ago)

Breadboard Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Breadboard Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 7 77.8%
Japan Japan 1 11.1%
Belgium Belgium 1 11.1%

List of Breadboard Products

1 product is listed.

TOPTICA Photonics AG

Module design, optimized compact laser rack system MOM for Quantum Technology 2.0

■ Module type laser bread board unit ・ Ideal for the integration of custom optical, mechanics, and electronic devices ・ Low strain, plane, 19.5mm...

1 model listed

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