Astute INC


Established first in Suffolk, VA and then Austin, TX to deliver the most outstanding customer experience through innovative supply chain solutions from design to obsolescence… and beyond.

For more than a decade, Astute Electronics Inc has delivered intelligent, value-added supply chain solutions to thousands of OEM and EMS customers across a broad spectrum of market verticals – with unique expertise in high-reliability applications. As a proven leader in EOL/LTB sourcing and customized inventory management programs, Astute has incorporated strategic franchise lines to expand its arsenal of service offerings. Astute Inc operates from its HQ in Austin, Texas with offices and representatives across the United States, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, The Philippines and Thailand. Astute Inc builds off the legacy and capabilities of its parent company in the UK, Astute Electronics Ltd, which has been an innovative market leader within Global Component Distribution for 30 years.

Supply Chain Services

  • Global Component Sourcing
  • Hard-to-find Obsolescence Specialist
  • Quality Driven Distribution
  • Shortages – PPV – EOL

Franchised Distribution

  • Hi-rel franchise distribution
  • Online technical support
  • Design Consultation
  • Design- Fulfilment – Stock

Inventory Solutions

  • Counterfeit Mitigation
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Long-term storage
  • VMI/ LTB
  • Outsourced Purchased
  • Reverse Logistics

    The Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Program

    Astute is a highly accredited, quality-driven procurement expert, with a list of clients that includes the world’s leading defence suppliers. Our mission is to shield you against inferior quality products and services. As such, our operations are run in accordance with quality processes including AS6081 that mitigates the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.

    The bespoke Astute Counterfeit Avoidance Programme (ACAP) is market-leading in its process and offers a secure, warranted route for these occasions. For parts obtained through non-traceable routes, Astute will subject products to rigorous destructive and non-destructive testing through their ACAP scheme, encompassing the AS6081 anti-counterfeit standards.