Astute is a highly-accredited electronics distributor and procurement specialist.

We take protecting you against inferior-quality products very seriously.

Our operations are run in accordance with quality processes.

Astute Electronics is a highly accredited distributor, run in accordance to industry-recognised quality standards and benchmarks.

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Astute is an active participant in various government and industry consultative groups, ensuring it remains at the forefront of electronics distribution.

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Astute Electronics has attained AS6081, the aerospace and defence standard created by SAE International for distributors of electronic components in response to a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain and creating risks to safety, reliability and performance.

Where products have been sourced outside OEM channels, they must be tested to the AS6081 standard. AS6081 lays down uniform requirements, practices and methods pertaining to:

  • Identifying reliable sources to procure parts,
  • Assessing and mitigating the risk of distributing fraudulent/counterfeit parts,
  • Controlling suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts,
  • Reporting suspect and confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit parts to other potential users and the relevant jurisdiction.

Astute Electronics were the first European distributor to attain the AS6081 standard and are proud to be the only distributor with AS6081 accreditations across multiple locations either side of the Atlantic – from the Stevenage headquarters in the UK to our offices in Suffolk, Virginia, USA.


Astute Electronics has achieved the AS9120B certification, which assures our customers of product quality and traceability and the control and availability of records. 

The AS9120B Standard applies to distributors and companies that procure parts, materials and assemblies and sell these products to customers in the aviation, space and defence industries. 

Astute is required to have a Quality Management System based on AS9120B and supplemented by additional requirements that are specific to distributors who carry aircraft components like electronics, connectors, etc.

“When you’re shaping a better tomorrow. We’re your global partner of choice today. ”

Tony Hall
Global Quality Manager
Astute Group

Focus at SSD slot

14 Jun 2024 - Defence

Webinars for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Astute Group and SynQor, a proven partnership in defence power solutions, announce The Full Power Partnership webinar series, designed to equip engineers with the knowledge and tools to overcome the unique power challenges faced in the defence sector.

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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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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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