Radiation Tolerance for Space

Spirit Electronics is featured in an article about high-performance, radiation tolerant electronics for space in this month’s issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine. Editor John Keller explores options for balancing costs, capability, size, weight and power consumption for new space designs:

“Among the approaches for producing space electronics components that blend affordability and capability is screening and testing to uncover those commercial grade-parts that can withstand space radiation on their own, as well as making some enhancements to electronics that testing identifies as already radiation tolerant.” 

Marti McCurdy, Spirit’s CEO, addresses test and value-add services that provide reliable yet affordable components.

“‘We are on the test side, and can upscreen or do any value-add for the customer,’ says Marti McCurdy, owner and CEO of Spirit Electronics in Phoenix. ‘We offer a high-value proposition, and only operate in the mil-aero sector.'”

Read the full article.

"In the test world, we are starting to move away from component-level and into the systems world... The commercial world has been in this area for a few years now, and the aerospace and defense market is just getting there now."

BAE Systems Honors Spirit with a Gold Tier Award

BAE Systems' Gold Tier Supplier Award

Spirit Electronics, a value-added electronics distributor based in Phoenix, Arizona, today announced it won a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2019 for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. Spirit Electronics was selected from a pool of more than 2,200 suppliers that worked with the sector in 2019.

“This achievement is a direct result of our extensive investment in our ERP system along with our committed Account Managers and outstanding quality team,” said Marti McCurdy, Spirit’s CEO. “Our unwavering commitment to our customers drives all we do.”

BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers at their locations to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.

“We are proud to partner with companies – including Spirit Electronics – committed to delivering the highest quality products on-time, every time,” said Kim Cadorette, vice president of Operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. “We look forward to continued collaboration and success.” 

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 employees worldwide and operations in 30 U.S. states. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

About Spirit Electronics

For more than four decades, Spirit Electronics has been a valued distributor and partner to key technology sectors. Our status as a VOWOSB, SDB 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.

Spirit Electronics Adds Micron Memory Solutions


Micron DDR4Spirit Electronics today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Micron to supply its innovative memory solutions that ensure the best application performance for memory storage. 

Micron manufactures the industry’s broadest portfolio of memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Micron solutions are sparking new possibilities in everything from computing, networking, and server applications, to mobile, consumer, automotive and industrial designs.

The addition of the Micron product portfolio further strengthens Spirit’s offering in a broad range of electronic components and high reliability applications, including aerospace, defense, AI and secure communications.

Spirit Electronics is a veteran-owned, woman-owned business that provides superior 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.

“We are excited to offer Micron products to our customers, knowing that their memory technology enables advanced application development,” said Marti McCurdy, CEO of Spirit Electronics.  “Our current engagement in the industry with DDR4 applications makes this distribution channel a valued treasure for Spirit; it ties our Xilinx, TI and EPC GaN parts together nicely.  

For more information on Micron and its product portfolio please visit micron.com.

Components for Military & Space Electronics (CMSE)

24th Annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

24th Annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition24th Annual Components for Military & Space Electronics (CMSE) Conference & Exhibition

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Please save the date for April 20-22, 2021.

CMSE is the premier event focused on the design, reliability, and application of electronic components for use in avionics aerospace, military & commercial space systems.

 Visit Spirit Electronics at the CMSE exhibits on April 22-23, 2020 at Four Points by Sheraton (LAX) Los Angeles, California. Please arrange a meeting with Team Spirit to learn about our line card, value-added services and capabilities. We look forward to seeing you there!

GOMACTech 2020

GOMACTech 2020

Microelectronics for a New Decade: Global Competition and Near-Peer Challenges

Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please save the date for GOMACTech 2021, March 29 – April 1, 2021.

Visit Spirit Electronics at GOMACTech, Booth 104, in San Diego, March 16-19.

Please arrange a meeting with Team Spirit to learn about our line card, value-added services and capabilities. We look forward to seeing you there!

GOMACTech was established primarily to review developments in microcircuit applications for government systems. Established in 1968, the conference has focused on advances in systems being developed by the Department of Defense and other government agencies and has been used to announce major government microelectronics initiatives such as VHSIC and MIMIC, and provides a forum for government reviews.

Spirit Feature: Keeping America Strong

Keeping America Strong article in Business in Focus magazine

Spirit Electronics is featured in this month’s issue of Business in Focus magazine, a publication which focuses on growth, opportunities and education in North American business. It is distributed nationally to executive management.

The article provides an overview of Spirit’s vision, achievements and unique corporate culture. It also profiles Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy, an Air Force veteran with electronics and testing expertise.

We are honored to be chosen for the feature and appreciate the exposure. Please read the full article to learn more about our exciting company!

Spirit Electronics Adds High-Reliability VPT Components

VPT components authorized distributor

PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 7, 2019) – Value-added distributor Spirit Electronics expands its offering of high reliability product lines with the addition of VPT Components, which manufactures semiconductors for critical applications in the harshest of environments. 

VPT provides high-reliability discrete semiconductor products for the military, defense, satellite and aerospace industries. Their growing product portfolio includes MIL-PRF-19500 qualified transistors and diodes. Custom products and packaging services are also available.

VPT’s transistor product portfolio includes NPN and PNP small signal bipolar and medium and high-power switching; Silicon Controlled Rectifiers; NPN and PNP qualified radiation hardened transistors; MOSFETS, and JANHC and JANKC qualified chips. All bipolar transistor products are qualified to MIL-PRF-19500 slash sheets and are offered in JAN, JANTX, JANTXV, JANS, and JANSR quality levels where applicable.

The VPT diode product portfolio includes zeners, general purpose switching diodes, temperature compensated zener reference diodes, Schottky diodes, current regulator diodes and JANHC and JANKC qualified diode chip products.

“VPT Components provides the quality and reliability that our defense and aerospace customers require,” said Marti McCurdy, CEO of Spirit Electronics. “Adding VPT to our linecard expands our offering of mission critical component and services for high-reliability markets.”

“With over 100-years of combined experience in the military and aerospace high-reliability marketspace, the VPT Components leadership team has the knowledge to deliver the highest quality products into the JAN segments and solve Spirit customers’ critical needs,” said Dr. Joseph Benedetto, President and CEO of VPT Components.

Celebrating Two Anniversaries and a Move!

Spirit Electronics is moving!

Spirit Electronics is celebrating 40 Years in Business! We are also celebrating the 2 Year Anniversary of CEO Marti McCurdy‘s inspiring leadership that has made Spirit Electronics soar!

“Now that the acquisition of 2017 is well behind us, our vision is coming into focus. We have more than doubled the employee staff and more than doubled our revenue. We have new contracts in place with our largest suppliers to make our offerings more streamlined on deliveries and more affordable to clients. We are completing the remodel of a building we bought … to provide both a better financial model and expansion options for our continued growth.”

– Marti McCurdy, Phoenix Business Journal, September 20, 2019

Spirit Electronics is relocating its headquarters to a larger, upgraded facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The new facility is located eight miles from our current location (get directions here). We are making the move to obtain more capacity to be of even greater service to you.

Spirit Electronics' new building.
Team Spirit’s first meeting at the fabulous table in our new conference room!