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Central Semiconductor Corp

Astute Electronics is an authorised and franchised global/UK/European distributor and design-in partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. – the global manufacturer of a wide range of semiconductor components including diodes and rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs/JFETs, protection devices, thyristors & multi-discrete modules.

Central Semiconductor Corp. manufacturers exceptional quality discrete semiconductor products in surface mount, through-hole & bare-die formats.

Customers continually choose Central Semiconductor Corp. when space, power consumption, environmental factors or electrical specifications are primary constraints. Central Semiconductor Corp. specialises in discrete semiconductor products for Hi-Rel industries including Mil/Aero, alternative energy, communications, test and measurement, medical with products designed for long-term systems to reduce obsolescence and costly redesigns.

Since 1974, Central Semiconductor Corp. has been the go-to company for customers around the world who want innovative and reliable discrete semiconductors.

Astute Electronics – Technical Partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. 

Astute Electronics is key design-in partner for Central Semiconductor Corp., advising customers on how to incorporate Central Semiconductor Corp. components within new designs and providing technical advice direct from the manufacturer.

Astute offers global bespoke solutions across all market segments and across all sectors of the electronics industry and is a value-added partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. In particular, Central Semi can design Multi-Discrete Modules™ to save board space. Central can combine multiple devices or monolithic die into a single package; integrating different device types into a single package often facilitates assembly cost reductions. MDMs are ideal for space-saving designs or applications where an integrated solution or design security is beneficial.

Kevin Baker, Franchise Divisional Manager, Astute Electronics says, “Central Semiconductors pursue innovation and perfection in their discrete semiconductors, combined with outstanding service. Watching them in action, it’s clear they have a passion for satisfying engineers’ most demanding design requirements for the latest applications. What’s more, they are committed to the Hi-Rel market and maintaining legacy products. Together, Astute Electronics and Central Semiconductor Corp are an exciting proposition.”

Key Products from Central Semiconductor Corp.

  • Diodes and Rectifiers
    • New Hyperfast Rectifiers – Ideal for extremely fast switching applications SA, 8A, 10A, 600V in multiple package types
    • High Voltage Switching Diodes
    • Dual in series silicon switching diodes in the SOT-323 package. These devices are designed for applications requiring high voltage capability.
    • Zener diodes (2.4V – 43V) designed for applications requiring low leakage.
  • Transistors
  • Protection devices
    • Ultra Low Capacitance Transient Voltage Suppressors. Tiny but powerful, they are designed to protect sensitive equipment connected to high speed data lines against ESD damage.
  • Thyristors
  • Multi-discrete modules

In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical advice to develop and manufacture customer-specific solutions in conjunction with Central Semiconductor Corp.  bringing its years of expertise to solve client challenges.



Astute – Your technical partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. products in the UK/Europe/across the globe.

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