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ASTUTE COUNTERFEIT AVOIDANCE PROGRAM. Global leading in its process

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.

Discover our world leading counterfeit avoidance program. Trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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On-Site Test Lab

Astute Electronics stands at the forefront of counterfeit detection with state-of-the-art on-site test labs in the UK, US, Germany and Hong Kong.

Our accredited experts employ the latest techniques, ensuring agile and reliable validation of high-reliability electronic components. We are the ‘partner of choice’ for delivering certified and trustworthy solutions.

AS9120 & AS6081 Certified

Astute Electronics proudly holds AS9120 & AS6081 certifications, stamping our commitment to quality and reliability on the electronics sector.

These certifications confirm our status as authorised and regulated leaders in the industry, providing customers with the highest standard of solution providers.

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Leaders & Contributors to Evolving Standards

As innovators and leaders in the electronics industry, Astute Electronics actively contributes to evolving standards through the UK MOD Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group.

Our team of experts not only adheres to the current benchmarks but advises the industry and helps shape future regulations.

This leadership role underlines our commitment to ‘explore the possible’ and positions us as one of the global leaders in electronic component solutions.

ACAP by Astute

Astute was the first European distributor to attain the AS6081 standard, and is proudly the only distributor with AS6081 accreditations on both side of the Atlantic.

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.

Obsolescence Management

Our proactive and constant approach to obsolescence management helps to extend the service life of your equipment and avoid early redundancy.

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Long Term
Storage

Long-term storage in nitrogen-controlled cabinets to keep critical components in perfect conduction until required – 5, 10 even 15 years.

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Meet
The Team

An incredibly committed and experienced team with unmatched industry experienced.

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22 May 2024 - General

TSMC accelerates global expansion with new European plant

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's leading chipmaker, has confirmed its plans to begin construction on its first European chip plant in Dresden, Germany, in the fourth quarter of 2024, as announced at a conference in the Netherlands and reported by Reuters. The facility, known as European Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (ESMC), is a joint venture with Infineon, NXP, and Robert Bosch, with each holding a 10% stake, and is expected to commence production in 2027.

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21 May 2024 - Industrial

Electronics industry shows resilience; US manufacturing grows modestly

The electronics industry is showing robust growth and optimism for the remainder of 2024, despite a more cautious outlook for the broader US manufacturing sector.

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20 May 2024 - Industrial

Shoots of recovery in global semicon manufacturing

The global semiconductor manufacturing industry showed promising signs of recovery in the first quarter of 2024, according to the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) Report released by SEMI, the Semiconductor Industry Association, in partnership with TechInsights. Electronic sales rose by 1% year-over-year (YoY) in Q1 2024, and are forecast to increase by 5% YoY in Q2 […]

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