As a 5-Star Award winner, Spirit Electronics achieved 100% scores in quality and delivery, demonstrated good financial health and is endorsed across Raytheon.Continue reading
Mallory Sonalert® is working hard to keep up with the demand for their IEC 60601-1-8 Medical Alarms and Mallory’s other medical alarms and buzzers.
For Mallory’s IEC 60601-1-8 qualified medical alarms, they have stock on the following popular part numbers:
Mallory’s IEC medical alarms are approved by UL and CUL to meet all the requirements of IEC 60601-1-8, and are designed to be easily dropped into your medical application.
For those medical applications which use a standard buzzer, Mallory has stock of their most popular part numbers in the following series:
Sensor Networks’ microPIMS® is a fully wireless, non-intrusive, ultrasonic corrosion/erosion monitoring system. Powered by battery, it operates using long range (>1 mile/1.6Km) sub Gigi-Hertz wireless connectivity. Each microPIMS sensor is programmed to take readings at a user-defined specified time interval and send data to Sensor Networks proprietary webPIMS® software, a cloud-based back-end web portal for analysis, trending and more.
Use microPIMS® for:
- Applications where frequent data is required to monitor corrosion/erosion rate issues.
- Short- or long-term corrosion rate data is needed to monitor crude-slate changes or to correlate operational system updates.
- Areas not conducive to manual UT thickness surveys.
- Covering many discrete points with simple attachment.
- Situations where quick and easy installations are required.
- Easy installation (no welding required) and repositioning.
Visual Communications Company (VCC), a recognized global leader in the illuminated electronics, recently announced its new LSM0805 Series SMD LED package.
With a footprint of only 2.0mm x 1.25mm x .08mm, the new chip LEDs are a smart choice for applications including IoT, medical devices, industrial controls and a host of consumer wearables.
In addition to bright, reliable illumination in a small, industry-standard footprint, the LSM0805 Series delivers:
- Exceptional illumination – optimized light coupling by inter reflector and flat top lens combined with AIGaINP and GaInP technology
- Space-saving configuration – surface-mount design ideal for automated PC board assembly and space-sensitive designs
- Enhanced visibility – wide viewing angle of 110 to 120 degrees
- Low-power operation – 2 or 3 Volts is all it takes to deliver reliable, bright status indication
- Manufacturing efficiencies – available in tape and reel package of 3,000/pcs/reel for automation-friendly production
Available in red, white, green, blue and yellow, these low-profile, low-power LEDs provide high performance.
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC,) in partnership with Spirit Electronics, will provide manufacturing lot-specific data services for their industry-leading gallium nitride-based power devices.
Spirit Electronics announces a partnership with EPC to provide an expanded range of manufacturing lot-specific data services for their industry-leading enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) devices.
“Our partnership with Spirit Electronics provides the opportunity for EPC to complement Spirit’s extensive history and proven successful track record in working with defense and aerospace customers,” commented Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of EPC. “Offering lot-specific data services related to our eGaN power semiconductor products will enable us to bring additional value to these demanding applications.”
Marti McCurdy, CEO of Spirit Electronics, noted that, “Our partnership with EPC has been an exciting addition to our portfolio of products and this new offering of lot-specific data services will further help us bring the superior performance of eGaN power transistors and ICs to defense and aerospace customers, so they can design leading-edge power system solutions.”
EPC is offering a variety of data pack services for their eGaN FETs and ICs. More information can be found at: epc-co.com/epc/Products/DataPacks.aspx
EPC is the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride-based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote sensing technology (Lidar), and Class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. EPC also has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even greater space, energy, and cost efficiency.
Visit the EPC web site: www.epc-co.com
eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.
Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Spirit Electronics was one of 75 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors. Way to go, Team Spirit!!
Xilinx’s new 16nm and 20nm UltraScale™ families are based on the first architecture to span multiple nodes from planar through FinFET technologies and beyond, while also scaling from monolithic through 3D ICs. At 20nm Xilinx pioneered the first ASIC-class architecture to enable multi-hundred gigabit-per-second levels of system performance with smart processing at full line rates, scaling to terabits and teraflops. At 16nm, UltraScale+ families combine new memory, 3D-on-3D, and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies to deliver a generation ahead of value.
This article appears in the June 2019 issues of Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur and Bloomberg Businessweek magazines.
Though Marti McCurdy became the owner and CEO of Spirit Electronics less than two years ago, she is by no means an industry rookie. Spirit Electronics is, in fact, the fourth company she’s owned since her engineering post in the United States Air Force.
Her military foundation, she says, not only gave her solid technical experience, it also provided a firsthand understanding of the military’s systems and quality methods. Add to that her decades of experience in business ownership, and she was well primed for the opportunity to take the helm of Spirit Electronics, a veteran-owned, woman-owned small business that supplies products and services to the aerospace and telecommunications industries and the U.S. Department of Defense.
But like any business venture, the opportunity still came with risks.
“One of the greatest challenges a new business owner faces is getting the company’s employees to be as committed as you are to move the company forward. I’m grateful this team has been 100 percent behind me since day one,” she says. “I have no fear of diving in, just an insatiable drive to get in there and see how much we can do with the existing capabilities to grow and expand beyond our current potential.”
Within her first year of ownership, McCurdy doubled the number of employees and doubled the revenue of any previous year. She streamlined and reorganized her sales force, leading to greater productivity and happier employees. “It’s about working smarter,” she says. “I’m very direct. I don’t necessarily need to hear about A to B. I care about A to Z—tell me the outcome.”
As a “cradle-to-grave” product supplier, Spirit Electronics prides itself on the highest standards of quality. “We can take a product all the way from design, to foundry, to assembly and test, and deliver a space-qualified component to the customer for military or space application,” McCurdy explains. “Because we’re a unique supplier involved in each step of the full turnkey process, we’re able to guarantee every part of the product.”
Breaking Glass Ceilings
At any given event or conference for her industry, McCurdy is typically just one of a handful of women in a room full of men. One such meeting was in October 2018, during a roundtable discussion with President Trump, in which McCurdy was invited to join industry titans in speaking to the current climate of the military and aerospace industries.
Her success has inspired her to encourage other young women to consider tech careers—starting with a pursuit of math and science education at a young age. “I want young girls to know that engineering and tech careers are not geeky. These fields are exciting and cutting edge,” McCurdy says.
In the coming year, Spirit Electronics will be partnering with global agencies in the space community to revitalize the United States space program, an opportunity that is “hand and glove for us,” says McCurdy, and that will double the company’s size with new talent and extend its presence on both coasts.
“That said, I’m very protective of our company culture and ensure that every new employee fits with our team chemistry,” she adds. “We’re all on board with giving back to our community and committed to moving forward in our careers.
“The team is truly the backbone of this company. I’m just here to guide them.”Marti McCurdy
AVX is pleased to announce its latest multilayer varistor SMD solution for overvoltage protection in high-temperature applications. The VT Series now expands the temperature range of overvoltage protection to 175°C.
AVX leads the way for multilayer varistor devices by incorporating a modified grain boundary to the zinc oxide based ceramic semiconductor material that is reliable at high temperatures. Grain size and boundary interface correspond to clamping voltage, and multiple values are available. This unique design expresses qualities of back-to-back zener diodes in the on-state, with the added benefit of greater current and energy withstanding properties. In the off-state, the monolithic construction of electrodes and ceramic layers offer EMC benefits, obsoleting the need for discrete TVS diodes and EM filter capacitor on a communications bus.
Features / Benefits:
- Multiple Strike Capability Compliant with IEC 61000-4-2 25kV Direct Contact ESD
- Zero Temp. Derating Across Full Operating Temperature Range of -55° C to 175° C
- AEC-Q200 Qualified
- Low Leakage Current
- Bi-Directional Protection + Broadband EMI Filter
- Small 0603/0805 Case Size. Replaces TVS Diodes with Smaller Footprint
- Applications: High temperature Automotive, Industrial & Consumer applications requiring circuit protection in a small footprint
April 30, 2019
Spirit Electronics, a preeminent value-added distributor based in Phoenix, Arizona, is pleased to announce its recent hire of three industry veterans: Patty Hannon and Kate Hopeman, who join Team Spirit as Strategic Account Managers; and Pam Santana, as a Pricing Analyst. They will support Spirit’s current customer base in North America, focusing on its core competency of Aerospace and Defense.
Each has more than 20 years of experience in the defense/aerospace electronics industry at Microsemi/White Electronic Designs where they previously worked together: Hopeman as Director of Worldwide Sales, Hannon as Director of Strategic Customers, and Santana as Purchasing Manager, supplying memory, processor and GPS products to government subcontractors across many of the major weapons and aircraft platforms. The women are also active volunteers in several local community organizations.
“The knowledge and experience that these three outstanding professionals bring to our company will immediately benefit our customers through direct contact support and improved integration,” said Marti McCurdy, Spirit’s CEO. “Their ability to understand our customers’ needs and to develop strong relationships with our suppliers and customers is sure to contribute to our company’s positive growth.”
Spirit Electronics is a veteran-owned, woman-owned small business that provides elevated supply-chain solutions and electronic component distribution for global technology leaders in the aerospace, defense and communication industries. From fighter jets to guided missiles, Spirit plays a vital role in supplying world-class products and services to meet the highly demanding and rapidly changing needs of its clients.
About Spirit Electronics:
For more than three decades, Spirit Electronics has been a valued distributor and partner to key technology sectors. Our status as a VOWOSB, SDB owned-company provides diversity requirement relief to defense and aerospace customers.
Spirit specifically offers a wide range of electronic components and world-class value-added services, including SMI, Wafer and Component Electrical Testing, Design, Assembly, and End-of-Life Management. For more information, visit www.spiritelectronics.com.
Spirit Electronics is located in Phoenix, AZ, with sales offices in San Jose and Irvine, CA.