Central Semiconductor

Since 1974, Central Semiconductor has been the go-to company for customers around the world who want innovative and reliable discrete semiconductors. Today, Central supplies leading-edge discretes for the hottest high-tech products, from wearable electronics to tablet computers to wireless products and smart devices. 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.In the late 1970s Central recognized that there was an unfulfilled demand for trailing edge semiconductors. Manufacturers such as Motorola and Texas Instrument 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.

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).

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.