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VPT, Inc. Adds High-Reliability Components Division
BLACKSBURG, Va.–VPT, Inc., a HEICO company, recently announced its addition of VPT Components. VPT Components is a collaboration formed between VPT, Inc., a provider of power conversion components, and SST Components, Inc., a MIL-PRF-19500 JANS certified semiconductor manufacturer.
VPT Components will supply the high-reliability electronics market with discrete semiconductor products for the military, defense, satellite, and aerospace industries. It 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 said in a press release.
“VPT Components is synergistic to our corporate strategy of providing mission-critical components and services to high-reliability markets,” said John Hodock, president of VPT, Inc., in a prepared statement. “We are excited about this collaboration and have full confidence in our ability to become the premier supplier within the high-reliability components market.”
VPT Components’ expanding product portfolio includes MIL-PRF-19500 qualified, radiation- hardened NPN and PNP small-signal and power switching transistors, Silicon Controlled Rectifiers, and MOSFETs. It also encompasses 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, Massachusetts, and Lawrence, Massachusetts. The manufacturing facilities are reported to have the current capacity in-place to assemble, test, and screen up to 300,000 diodes and 50,000 transistor units per month. They also have automated testing, mark, tape, and reel equipment to process 5,000 units per hour, with plans to expand “in the near future,” according to VPT.
“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,” said Dr. Joseph Benedetto, president and CEO of VPT Components, in a statement.
Mark McNulla, executive vice president and COO, added that “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.”
VPT Components (www.vptcomponents.com) acquired the assets of MACOM’s Hi-Rel Components business (formerly Aeroflex Metelics), located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in September 2018. The company said that it is committed to supporting the current slash sheet qualifications as listed on the Qualified Manufacturer’s List (QML), along with continually qualifying new products. VPT Components also includes the former SST Components, located in Billerica, 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.
VPT, Inc. (www.vptpower.com), part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, is a global provider of DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, space, and industrial applications. Organizations such as NASA, ESA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, and Thales are among those that depend on high-reliability products from VPT to power critical systems, the company said.
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