Microchip Franchise

Solid State Supplies Ltd (“Solid State Supplies”), a Value Added distributor of electronic components, announced today an extension of their partnership with Microchip Technology Inc. (“Microchip”) following the acquisition of Microsemi last year by Microchip. Solid State Supplies now have access to the entire product portfolio for sales in the UK and Eire.

Solid State Supplies is a focused value add distributor serving the needs of the electronics OEM community in the UK, supplying embedded processing, control and communications (both wireless and wired), power management, and LED lighting components and modules.  Solid State Supplies has particular expertise in high-reliability components for Mil/Aero applications; the company’s Quality Management System is in accordance with the International Aerospace standard AS9120. They Solid State Supplies also offers Value Added Services for customers who require their programs pre-loaded onto hardware, which is all carried out in their bespoke ESD facility in line with ourfull compliance with the company’s AS9100 certification.

The full Microchip franchise adds leading edge technologies to Solid States product portfolio in terms of Microcontrollers, Analogue, FPGA, Connectivity and Power Management Semiconductors. Solid State Supplies Ltd are focused on providing the best solutions to customers’ needs by being able to offer cutting edge products that best suit the Customers Design needs. Microchip’s products provide solutions across the Industrial, Automotive, Consumer, Aerospace and Defence, Communications, and Computing markets. Microchip’s products and services include total system solutions for smart, connected, and secure Internet of Things (IoT) designs.

Hugh Wratten, Product Manager for the Microchip line at Solid State Supplies, said “with the addition of the full Microchip portfolio, this now allows us to offer customers End-to-End solutions to help them bring their products to market quicker and with leading edge technology embedded in their designs. Our focus is to provide the latest technologies that enable our customers to innovate their products. Our Engineering teams have a breadth of knowledge that allows us to maximize the product design requirements.”

Solid State Supplies are heavily engaged in the IoT market segments, providing both boxed product and modular product offerings as well as offering cellular packages for the management of data. The Microchip portfolio adds to their capabilities by filling gaps in their portfolio in terms of Microcontrollers, Wireless products including LoRa products, USB controllers, Interface Controllers, Power Management, and the need for security increasing, Crypto products.

“We are seeing more and more customers requiring connectivity within their product offerings and a consequence of this is that security of their data is also becoming a major requirement. Microchip’s products offer us the capability to offer solutions across all the major interface protocols and to enable security within these designs seamlessly. The offerings of solutions in Module form or as chip-down designs give the customer the flexibility to get to market quicker, whilst still being able to design cost effectively for the next generation or for economies of scale” said Jon Baxter, Sales and Marketing Director for Solid State Supplies.

Solid State Supplies are now able to offer a complete, effective LoRa Network with LoRa Gateways, End Nodes from Microchip and others, along with the partnerships with cloud companies such as INVMA, as well as antennas, too. All of this can be demonstrated at their Redditch offices or brought to the customer.

Solid State Supplies are ready to help customers with their design needs in the increasing market demands. The Microchip franchise provides the additional connectivity, security and power management capabilities to bring the most cost-effective solutions to customers requirements.

“The Microchip portfolio adds a further level of capability to our Franchise offering, coupled with our in-house Value Added capabilities, industry expertise from our engineering teams and high standards of customer service, we are in an enviable position to service the UK market in the interesting technology times ahead.” John McMichael, MD Solid State Supplies Ltd.

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