Astute Electronics, a supplier of electronic components and value added services, is exhibiting on Stand N3-420 at DSEI, September 15th – 18th. Astute supports its international and domestic hi-rel and defence customer base with products from authorised partners, including such well-known semiconductor, connector power and display manufacturers. In addition, the company is an established specialist supplier of hard-to-find electronic components for defence and aerospace customers. Currently undergoing auditing to anti-counterfeiting standard AS6081, Astute expects shortly to be the first European distributor to achieve this accreditation.
Recognising that it needed to add a design activity to the fulfillment and support functions it had built its business on, Astute has spent the last few years developing a successful franchised distribution business, and has now signed agreements with leading names such as: Airborn, Amphenol, Delphi, EDAC (MH Connectors) Excelsys, Euroquartz, Fischer, Huber & Suhner, Linear Tech, MicroOled, Positronic, Quell, Semtech and Weidmuller. Others are being added as the company broadens its franchise base to include semiconductors, interconnect, power and eventually all other component types which suit its customer base.
Astute Electronics also offers its customers the added assurance of exceptional test facilities and procedures when supplying non-traceable parts, and is able to offer a 10-year guarantee on such items. Prior to delivery to the customer, all non-traceable components are tested at Astute’s £1M test facility in the UK. Testing is comprehensive, not only involving functional tests, but also effectively “mapping” the materials they are manufactured from using techniques such as scanning electron microscopy to ensure a match to known genuine parts.
Astute’s services for the defence market also include procurement management programmes and long-term schedule support. It has extensive experience and knowledge of related areas, such as through-life support, product specification (883, JANTX and others) up-screening and NATO numbers. The company is approved to Airworthy ISO9001/2, accredited to SC21 Silver Level supply chain excellence and is ITAR and EAR compliant.