VPT has announced the addition of new division VPT Components, a collaboration formed between VPT and MIL-PRF-19500 JANS-certified semiconductor manufacturer SST Components.
VPT Components will supply the high-reliability electronics market with discrete semiconductor products for the military, defence, satellite, and aerospace industries and enters the market as the second largest provider of JAN certified semiconductors in the world, based on the Qualified Product List (QPL) of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
VPT president John Hadock said: “VPT Components is synergistic to our corporate strategy of providing mission-critical components and services to high-reliability markets. We are excited about this collaboration and have full confidence in our ability to become the premier supplier within the high-reliability components market.”
The company’s expanding product portfolio includes MIL-PRF-19500 qualified radiation hardened NPN and PNP small signal and power switching transistors, Silicon Controlled Rectifiers, and MOSFETs, along with an extensive range of Zener diodes, rectifiers, switching diodes, and Schottky products including JANHC and JANKC qualified die.
VPT Components’ products are manufactured and tested in the USA at two JANS DLA certified facilities located in Billerica and Lawrence, MA. The manufacturing facilities have the current capacity in-place to assemble, test, and screen up to 300,000 diodes and 50,000 transistor units per month with automated testing, mark, tape and reel equipment to process 5,000 units per hour, with plans to expand in the near future.
VPT Components president and CEO Joseph Benedetto said: “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 our customers’ critical needs.”
“The partnership with VPT gives us the financial stability to focus on growing our product portfolio as rapidly as possible while forming strong foundry partnerships”, he added.
VPT Components acquired the assets of MACOM’s Hi-Rel Components business (former Aeroflex Metelics) located in Lawrence, MA in September 2018 and is committed to supporting the current slash sheet qualifications as listed on the Qualified Manufacturer’s List (QML), along with continually qualifying new products.
The company also includes the former SST Components, located in Billerica, MA, where it offers a full-service facility for the independent, unbiased testing and custom assembly of electronic components. It will operate both businesses under the VPT Components brand name.