Astute is an active participant in various government and industry consultative groups.

Pioneering the Forefront of Electronics Distribution, Astute Stands as a Beacon in Global Supply Chains.

Astute Electronics is striding ahead of the industry within the high-reliability sectors, especially defence, military, and aerospace.

We are recognised for our unmatched expertise, agile solutions, and our dedication to standards and certifications. Our partnerships with significant authorities, such as the UK Ministry of Defence, underscore our position as the ‘partner of choice’ for high-reliability electronic components.

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Mark Shanley, Astute’s Marketing and Sales Director, sits on the UK Ministry of Defence’s Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group (CAWG) and helps to set the benchmarks for industry practices. He is a renowned expert in his field.


Astute is part of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN) and actively participates in the groups leadership and networking opportunities for the advancement of the entire industry.


Astute sits on the G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Parts Committee and contributes to the guidelines such as ARP6328 for implementing processes used for risk identification, mitigation, detection, avoidance, disposition, and reporting of counterfeit electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts.


Astute is a very active member of the International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM International), a not-for-profit organisation that exists to advance the science and practice of Obsolescence Management.

“Astute embodies leadership. When you partner with us, you’re choosing unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and a dedication to solving challenges.”

Mark Shanley
Marketing Director
Astute Group

Focus at SSD slot

13 Jun 2024 - Industrial

SSD and Memory Price Hikes Expected to Hit Consumers in 2024

The electronics industry is bracing for another round of price increases for SSDs and memory, as major players like Dell and Samsung warn of rising component costs and production cuts. These price hikes, expected to reach 15-20% in the second half of 2024, are attributed to increased demand, particularly from the burgeoning AI sector, and reduced supply due to production cutbacks.

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12 Jun 2024 - General

Electronics industry surges forward into 2025

The global semiconductor market is set to experience a robust recovery in the coming years, with projections of substantial growth in 2024 and 2025. This optimistic outlook comes from multiple industry sources, including the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and TECHCET. WSTS forecasts a 16.0% expansion of the global semiconductor […]

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11 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Nvidia’s Meteoric Rise: On Track to Become a $10 Trillion Behemoth?

Nvidia's stock has soared in recent months, fuelled by the generative AI frenzy, and some analysts predict it could reach a staggering $10 trillion market cap by 2030. This bullish outlook is driven by several factors, including surging demand for AI-powered applications, Nvidia's dominant position in the AI chip market, and a forward-looking product roadmap.

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17 - 21 Jun 2024 - Villepinte, France


Held every two years in Paris, EUROSATORY offers a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and start-ups from all over the world, along with public and private Defence & Security market players; exchange with the best experts, governments and their administrations, international institutions and NGOs; attend top-level lectures and round tables; discover the state of the […]

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