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Founded: 1974

Headquarters: Hauppauge, New York, USA

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Central Semiconductor Corp.

Astute Electronics is an authorised and franchised UK distributor and design-in partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. – the global manufacturer of a wide range of semiconductor solutions, including diodes and rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs/JFETs, protection devices, thyristors & Multi-Discrete Modules™.

Since 1974, Central Semiconductor has manufactured innovative discrete semiconductor solutions used in end products worldwide.

Products include standard and custom small signal transistors, bipolar power transistors, MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers, protection devices, current limiting diodes, bridge rectifiers, and thyristors. Devices are available in industry standard surface mount and through-hole packages, MDMs (Multi Discrete Modules™), and as bare die. Silicon Carbide die also available. Standard devices can be up-screened to meet various high reliability equivalent standards and customer-specified requirements. Diminishing source products are also available.

Central has earned a reputation as a trusted manufacturer of the highest quality products, consistently delivered on time and professionally serviced.

Astute Electronics – Technical Partner for Central Semiconductor Corp. 

Astute Electronics is a key design-in partner for Central Semiconductor Corp., advising customers on how to incorporate Central components within new designs and providing technical advice direct from the manufacturer.

Astute offers global bespoke solutions across all market segments and across all sectors of the electronics industry and is a value-added partner for Central Semiconductor Corp.

One custom capability is in Central’s Multi-Discrete Modules™. These devices combine multiple devices or monolithic die into a single package; integrated devices save board space, present operational efficiency improvements, and enhance design security. MDMs are the ideal solution for space-saving designs or applications where an integrated solution is beneficial.

The CMDFSHC3-100 (3A) and CMDFSHC5-100 (5A) are 100V Schottky rectifiers in the low profile SMC DFN surface mount case, featuring highly desirable energy efficiency, utilizing passivated silicon die to improve performance and reliability.

The space-saving SMC DFN package is 1.25mm in height, 53% lower in height than the comparable SMC, supporting designs requiring low board profiles. Electrical specifications for these highly energy efficient devices include a low forward voltage (VF) as low as 0.78V at 5A. These devices are ideal for reverse polarity protection, boost converters, and general rectification applications.

Download CMDFSHC3-100 Datasheet

Download CMDFSHC5-100 Datasheet

    Central Semiconductor pursues innovation and perfection in their discrete semiconductors, combined with outstanding service. Watching them in action, it’s clear they have a passion for satisfying engineers’ most demanding design requirements for the latest applications. What’s more, they are committed to yhe Hi-Rel market and maintaining legacy products. Together, Astute Electronics and Central Semiconductor Corp. are an exciting proposition” 

Kev Baker, Franchise Division Manager, Astute Electronics

Product Lines and Applications

  • Alternative Energy

  • Consumer

  • Industrial/Scientific

  • Lighting

  • Networking

  • Mil/Aero

Diodes and Rectifiers



Protection Devices


Multi-discrete modules

In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical support to develop customer-specific solutions in conjunction with the Central Semiconductor Corp. bringing its years of expertise to solve client challenges.

CBRDFSH Schottky Bridge Rectifiers in low profile
BR DFN package
New Hyperfast Rectifiers – Ideal for extremely fast switching applications 1A,5A, 8A, 10A, 600V in multiple package types
CFTVS5V0BULC – 5.0V, Bi-Directional Ultra Low Capacitance Transient Voltage Suppressor in SOD-882L package

Datasheets and Resources