GOMACTech 2020

GOMACTech 2020

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

March 16-19, 2020

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.

New RoHS Compliant MIL-STD-1553B Bus Couplers from MilesTek

MilesTek MIL-STD-1553B Bus Couplers

Many applications today call for products that comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
 
MilesTek RoHS compliant MIL-STD-1553B box style couplers satisfy this requirement for use in demanding Mil/Aero applications.

Features and Options Include:

  • One through eight stub options
  • Single, double or no bus jack options
  • Transformer ratio of 1.41:1
  • Stub resistor values of 59 Ohm, 2W, 1%.
  • RoHS Compliant

MilesTek RoHS compliant MIL-STD-1553B Bus Couplers are in stock and available for immediate shipment!

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!

World’s Highest Performance Automotive-Qualified Adaptive Devices

Xilinx ZYNQ UltraSCALE+

Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC Portfolio 
Now Scales from Edge Sensors to Domain Controllers.

Xilinx introduces two new additions to the Xilinx Automotive (XA) MPSoC family, XAZU7 and XAZU11, which enable complex domain controllers to perform: 

  • Data Aggregation, Pre-processing, and Distribution (DAPD)
  • Compute Acceleration

With the highest real-time adaptive compute performance in the XA family, these two new devices enable carmakers, robotaxi developers, and Tier-1 suppliers to accelerate the deployment of autonomous vehicles on the road today.

More Xilinx products.

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!

Spirit Electronics to Offer Susumu Thin Film Resistors

Susumu

Spirit Electronics today announced a distribution agreement with Susumu International Inc., a specialist in thin film technologies and thin film resistors. Susumu develops and manufactures metal thin film chip resistorswith high precision, high reliability and high power characteristics.

Susumu’s RG Series thin film resistors are rated as the most reliable, accurate and precise thin film resistors in the industry. Susumu’s products are all RoHS compliant and the company is accredited for ISO9001, 14001 and TS16949.

Spirit Electronics will also be selling Susumu’s KRL Series metal foil low resistance chip resistor, the most precise current sensing resistor on the market. It has smaller package sizes with more power than any of its competitors.

 “Susumu products’ renowned quality is important to our customers in the avionics, defense, medical and communications industries. Expanding our line card with Susumu products ensures our customers have access to the best technologies available,” says Marti McCurdy, CEO of Spirit Electronics.

“Susumu is excited to be part of Spirit Electronics’ rapidly growing offerings. Our collaboration with Spirit will allow Susumu to provide top-rated thin film technologies for more customers who require superior electronics performance,” says Yuzo Kamimura, Susumu President.

About Susumu

Susumu, the largest thin-film resistor OEM in the world, has been the global leader for thin film components for 55 years, serving telecommunication & networking, computers & storage devices, power supply equipment, test & measuring equipment, medical equipment, as well as automotive and consumer electronics.

Susumu is headquartered in Japan and has sales offices in the United States, China, South Korea, Germany and Singapore.

More about Susumu.

New RoHS/REACH Compliant, MIL-STD-1553 Lab Rated Cables

MilesTek Mil Standard Cables
Demanding military and R&D applications require cables that can tolerate an extreme temperature range while being able to offer the highest levels of performance.
To address such applications, MilesTek has just launched a new series of Lab rated MIL-STD-1553 cable assemblies that are RoHS and REACH compliant. 
Features include:
  • -20C to +75C temperature range  
  • 2-slot and 3-slot TRB & TRS plugs and jacks, bulkhead jacks, insulted and non-insulted connectors
  • Blunt cut-end assemblies
  • Off-the-shelf lengths from .03 meters to 6 meters (model dependent)
  • RoHS and REACH compliant

MilesTek’s new Lab Rated, MIL-STD-1553 Cable Assemblies are in stock and available for same-day shipping. Get a quote today.

Spirit Electronics and EPC to Provide Data Packs for eGaN® Power Devices

Data Packs for eGaN Power Devices

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

About EPC

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.