Central Semiconductor

- Since 1974, Central Semiconductor has been a go-to company for customers around the world who want innovative and reliable discrete semiconductors. Today, Central supplies leading edge discrete semiconductors for the hottest high-tech products, from MP3 players and tablet computers to wearable electronics and smart phones. Cisco Systems, HP, IBM, ITT, Motorola and Sony are among Central's top customers. At the same time, Central continues to manufacture older technology devices still needed by many manufacturers of products with long life cycles. 

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Central Semiconductor manufactures devices ideally suited for today's most demanding applications.

Alternative Energy The need for alternative energy technologies is "fueling" the development of energy efficient discrete semiconductor solutions.
• Smart meter      • Solar energy system

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Consumer Innovative discrete solutions assist designers of consumer products by providing greater functionality, smaller size and longer battery life.
• Bluetooth headset    • Digital camera    • Night vision technology    • Set top box    • Smart phone    • Tablet

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Industrial Today's intelligent industrial applications demand energy efficient and smaller, form fitting solutions to seamlessly interface with the local power grid.
• Air conditioner unit      • Motor control system      • UPS

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Lighting The demand for brighter and more efficient lighting solutions is driving discrete semiconductor innovation.
• HID lamp      • LED driver      • LED driver with dimmer      • Low voltage LED

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Medical The portability and functionality of today's medical products is made possible by smaller and more efficient discrete semiconductor solutions.
• Glucose meter      • Hearing aid      • Pulse oximeter

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Networking The increasing complexity of networks and peripheral devices demands "smarter" and more efficient discrete semiconductor solutions.
• Power over Ethernet (PoE)      • PoE security camera      • PoE Point of Sale (POS) terminal

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More about Central Semiconductor

Since 1974, Central Semiconductor has been a go-to company for customers around the world who want innovative and reliable discrete semiconductors. Today, Central supplies leading edge discrete semiconductors for the hottest high-tech products, from MP3 players and tablet computers to wearable electronics and smart phones. Cisco Systems, HP, IBM, ITT, Motorola and Sony are among Central's top customers. At the same time, Central continues to manufacture older technology devices still needed by many manufacturers of products with long life cycles.

Central Semiconductor is serious about discrete semiconductors. Their business is the pursuit of perfection in the devices manufactured; the delivery of products; and the service provided; all the time, every time. To suit varying applications, products are available in three formats: through-hole, surface mount, and bare die. Central produces a wide range of standard devices, but excel in custom, special, and other niche products. As Central monitors industry trends and listen to customers, engineers constantly respond by developing new products for ever-smaller and more sophisticated electronic devices.

Discrete semiconductors is their only business. Central maintains an extensive inventory so customers don't wait weeks or months for what they need. Central welcomes small quantity and special orders that our competitors brush aside, and always eager to explore non-standard inquiries. Every customer has a skilled sales representative who is the single point of contact for everything; no matter what the question, customers know whom to call. Customer-focused; quality-oriented; dedicated to your complete customer satisfaction: that's what makes Central Semiconductor different.

Company History:

Forging A Niche

In the late 1970s Central recognized that there was an unfulfilled demand for trailing edge semiconductors. Manufacturers such as Motorola and Texas Instruments left a void when they began discontinuing production of germanium devices in favor of silicon. Central stepped in to fill this void and continued making germanium devices until the late 1980s. Since then, Central has remained dedicated to manufacturing other trailing edge devices in packages such as TO-78 and TO-66 metal cans. Trailing edge devices, which account for nearly 25% of Central's total sales, allow for the extended life of older, but still useful end products, while avoiding the expense of costly redesigns.

From Trailing Edge To Leading Edge

To address the growing demand for surface mount devices (SMD), Central began to expand its product families in the 1980s. Smaller, more flexible, and more entrepreneurial than higher volume manufacturers, Central Semiconductor listens to customers' specific needs and responds with innovative designs highly sought out by design engineers. Some of Central's designs are Industry Firsts, for example: Central was the first company to manufacture a dual 7002A MOSFET in an SOT-563 package, and is the only manufacturer of high current CLDs (Current Limiting Diodes).

Central Today... And Into The Future

With its unique combination of support for trailing edge technology and innovation, Central continues to build its reputation for manufacturing the highest-quality devices, delivered on time, with outstanding service, at reasonable prices. More than 1,500 customers know they can call on Central for standard devices and special, selected, or custom devices, with reasonable minimum orders. Solving customers' most challenging problems is the key to mutual future success.

Central’s Mission…Complete Customer Satisfaction.
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