GLOBAL ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS DISTRIBUTION

Press Release - August 2013

Semtech Corporation, based in Camarillo, California, USA signs the Ware, Hertfordshire UK based distributor Astute Electronics Ltd to a Pan European Distribution agreement.

Geoff Hill (MD Astute Electronics Ltd) & James Kim (VP Sales Semtech Corporation)

Semtech is a world leader in the manufacturing of high reliability military grade, (JANTX, JANTXV) and space grade (JANS) diodes, rectifier diodes, transient voltage suppressor diodes (TVS) and voltage regulator diodes (Zeners) listed on the DoD’s Qualified Parts List (QPL) as well as the UK’s former Ministry of Defense (MoD). Other offerings in our portfolio include high power high voltage diode arrays in a wide range of package styles and terminations exceptionally suited for high temperature high mechanical stress aerospace applications.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Astute in Europe," said Jeff Pohlman, Executive Vice President of Semtech’s Power Management & High Reliability Product Group. "Their expertise in the Mil Aero business, strong relationship with the customer base and impressive team combined with our portfolio will result in strong growth and unparalleled customer satisfaction. We look forward to servicing many new customers in the region through our partners at Astute Electronics.”

Astute will be expanding on the current relationship with Semtech Corporation to support the Power Discrete and Assemblies (PDA) business unit across the European territory with a strong focus on the Aerospace & Defence sector.

Astute’s historic and all-encompassing support for manufacturing companies within the Aerospace and Defence markets has arisen from a willingness to manage all manner of programmes, purchase and support long-term schedules on a wide variety of products and operate to the highest quality levels. Ultimately it is the process-flexibility that sets Astute apart, in addition to the extensive experience and knowledge in all manner of related areas such as through-life support, product specification (883, JANTX etc), up-screening and NATO numbers.

The business will be serviced from the UK headquarters with support from localised account managers to provide the vehicle for new product integration and legacy program distribution support.

"Astute are very excited to be partnering with Semtech, a manufacturer committed to the Aerospace and Defence industry, and we are looking forward to developing a strong design ethos coupled with providing innovative solutions".

Geoff Hill, Managing Director

Email: sales@astute.co.uk

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