our mission... your complete satisfaction
At Central Semiconductor, we’re serious about discrete semiconductors. Our business is the pursuit of perfection in the devices we manufacture; the delivery of our products; and the services we provide; all the time, every time. To suit varying applications, our products are available in surface mount, through-hole, and bare die. We produce a wide range of standard devices, but we excel in custom, special, and other niche products and services. As we listen to customers and monitor industry changes, our product design teams are constantly developing new products to meet customers’ ever-changing requirements, as well as industry trends.
Discretes are our only business. We maintain an extensive inventory of raw materials and finished goods so customers don't wait weeks or months for what they need. We welcome smaller quantity and special orders that our competitors brush aside, and we're always eager to explore inquiries for non-standard requirements. Every customer has a skilled Customer Relationship Manager/Regional Sales Manager team to coordinate all needs. Customer-focused, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to your complete satisfaction; that's what makes us different.
Our mission has always been to be a growing, profitable organization offering reliable, innovative products and outstanding service. Our primary goal is to exceed customers’ expectations. Our Management Team fosters a customer-centered, dynamic corporate culture through leading by example, and providing ongoing training opportunities and positive feedback to our employees, whom we refer to as members. The care of our customers is the every-day commitment we endeavor to achieve, and feedback is always welcome.
proven history of success
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. At the same time, Central continues to manufacture older technology devices still needed by many manufacturers of products with long life cycles.
forging a niche
In the late 1970s Central recognized that there was unfulfilled demand for trailing edge semiconductors. Many manufacturers left a gap 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 many other trailing edge devices in legacy packages. Trailing edge devices 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 miniaturization in the 1980s, Central expanded its product families to include surface mount devices. Then in the 1990s, Central entered the hybrid market to fill another void in the market, and began selling its products in wafer and bare die form.
Central today... and into the future
Smaller, more flexible, and more entrepreneurial than higher volume manufacturers, Central Semiconductor has ensured its product portfolio has continued to evolve. With its unique combination of support for trailing edge technology, innovation, and services, Central continues to build its reputation for manufacturing the highest-quality devices, delivered on time, with outstanding service, at reasonable prices. Solving customers' most challenging problems is the key to mutual future success. Central’s mission and passion…complete customer satisfaction.
We aspire to be the preferred manufacturer
of the most innovative discrete semiconductors
in the industry.
"We have used Central Semiconductor Corporation for our semiconductor requirements for over 20 years now. During this time they have supplied us with reliable parts and continue to do so. The customer service is par excellence. Sample requests from our design engineers are promptly entertained."
A. Matin, Production and Purchasing Manager
"Central Semiconductor has gone above and beyond the typical sample and datasheet requests. Their sales and technical teams provided the necessary additional data to allow our design to pass regulatory approvals. Special thanks to everyone for our special data requests."
Nick DeBlasio, Scott Safety
"We have distributed Central’s products since 2008 in Spain. We have always received prompt and professional service in support of our customers. Central Semiconductor is a key partner in our business with high-tech companies."
Enric Cardona, SACOEL, S.A.
"I have been working with Central Semi for several years. My experience has been nothing less than outstanding. Quotes, orders & expedites are handled very promptly & professionally by the entire sales team."
Mike Cole, M.S. Kennedy Corp.
"Micronetics has been selling Central Semiconductor products for nearly 30 years and has only received superior service. All inquiries have been answered within less than 24 hours, confirmed delivery dates are for 100% sure to be delivered, and lead times are normal even in overheated boom times. Central still offers older packages years ago discontinued by other suppliers, and a whole range of new packages.
The quality of data and materials on Central’s website are marvelous. All required data can be found fast and without problems.
The Central crew is well trained, highly motivated, always helpful and friendly no matter the questions asked from us or the customers.
Central is one of the top 5 suppliers on our whole linecard and our top semiconductor supplier."
Hartmut Kleiter, General Manager, Micronetics GmbH.
"Central definitely is one of our first choice suppliers.
Central's customer service is outstanding. Most questions have been answered within 24 hours or less. Further benefits for us are the ability of Central to still serve our customer needs in metal types TO-18 and TO-39 as well as being able to produce all available chips into a wide range of packages.
Central is one of the very few being continually in the top ranking of our suppliers when judged yearly by our DIN-EN-ISO management system. This is an outstanding result."
Gangolf Kaiser, Henskes Electronic Components GmbH
new device developmentFacing a design problem? Central's research and development team can meet the strictest custom design requirements and get the job done quickly.
experienced applications engineering
Selecting the right discretes from Central's vast portfolio of devices can be a daunting task. However, the process becomes easy with Central’s parametric search tool and further, the involvement of its applications engineering group. These engineers are ready to assist product designers in making the right choices. Central's applications engineers also share their expertise by publishing articles and white papers on discrete devices and device applications.
advanced product analysisA critical part of Central's constant effort to achieve perfect product quality is its ability to thoroughly analyze devices. Central's product analysis lab is equipped with state-of-the-art tools such as JEOL scanning electron microscope (SEM) with EDX. Devices can be inspected for metallurgical impurities and wire bonding connections can be verified.
wafer processing & device assemblyCentral's extremely efficient manufacturing process uses carefully selected and approved foundries and assembly plants. High speed automated wafer probe, production testing, and marking & taping equipment are all features of Central's manufacturing model. For packaged devices, wafers are 100% tested in a Class 1000 cleanroom before assembly. After assembly, devices are returned to Central and are tested again to ensure the strictest quality standards are met.
product packingAssembled devices are supplied bulk, ammopak or tape & reel. Bare die products are shipped as full wafers or in a variety of chip tray packing options.
inventory & shippingTo reduce production lead times during customers' peak demand cycles, Central maintains a substantial volume of wafers, raw materials, and finished goods in its warehouse. The benchmark for satisfactory on-time shipping is nothing less than 100%, and performance is constantly evaluated to that standard. All devices are shipped to customers around the globe from Central's Hauppauge, Long Island, New York headquarters, located approximately 50 miles/80 kilometers east of Manhattan.
ISO certifiedCentral Semiconductor is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, currently in the process of upgrading its Quality Management System to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. In a world where imperfection is all too often accepted, Central constantly monitors its manufacturing processes and business practices to achieve perfect quality products and outstanding service. Continuous improvement opportunities are regularly identified and implemented from within the organization.
outstanding commitment to quality
Our definition of quality is complete customer satisfaction.
We are dedicated to manufacturing competitively priced, quality products delivered on time and professionally serviced.
We define excellence as surpassing our customers' expectations.
Our perpetual challenge is the pursuit of achieving excellence in everything we do, and we strive to accomplish this by utilizing ongoing training for continuous improvement in all areas.
We recognize that customer satisfaction results in repeat business.
in process quality controlCentral's in-process quality controls assure that every device meets its strict standards of excellence. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is used to detect any variations during the manufacturing process.
production testingAutomated and manual production testing is performed to ensure devices meet electrical specifications and lot-to-lot consistency. Wafers and assembled devices are 100% tested using the latest high-speed test equipment.
the service you expect
sales & customer serviceOutstanding service is one of the keys to longstanding success. Central's Sales team is staffed with knowledgeable professionals focused on completely satisfying customers and helping customers to overcome challenges. Central's unique approach eliminates the frustration often experienced when customers are transferred from one individual to another, having to explain themselves over and over again.
global customer supportCentral has a multi-lingual extended sales channel, including Regional Sales Managers, Customer Relationship Managers, a network of franchised distributors, and local representatives, to provide support for customers outside the U.S. and Canada.
market researchRemaining competitive means staying in tune with industry trends and continuously designing new products to meet end-users' requirements. Central's Marketing team provides up-to-the-minute strategic information enabling the worldwide sales team to quickly respond to customers' needs and demands as new design challenges arise.
diminishing source product supportCentral manufactures thousands of drop-in replacement devices to meet customers' demands for diminishing source and other End of Life (EOL) products. As long as there is reasonable demand, Central will continue to manufacture devices deemed EOL by other manufacturers. The Diminishing Source Product Support program helps customers to extend product life cycles without costly redesigns. To learn more about Central's legacy discrete products, click here.
special, selected, or customSpecial, selected, and custom devices make up a significant portion of Central's sales mix. Central has always been eager to evaluate the feasibility of any customer requirement and often these customer inquiries lead to new and exciting designs. These devices are developed in a variety of ways: by testing to selected parameters; by performing a special wafer diffusion to achieve the desired device characteristics; by up-screening products to meet customer-specific requirements; or by developing custom devices. Central's creativity in developing special, selected, and custom devices has solved many OEM design problems. Just ask.
product samplesWhen samples of Central's products are needed, they are shipped free of charge by air. Each product sample includes a datasheet and any other required documentation.
sample kitsFor customers' convenience, Central produces sample kits that include various devices within a specific product family or for a specific application. A variety of product specific kits are available such as small signal transistors, MOSFETS, rectifiers, current limiting diodes; discretes for LED lighting is an example of an application-specific sample kit. Central continues to develop new sample kits and welcomes customers' suggestions. For more information, click here.
reference design supportCentral provides outstanding support to designers at integrated circuit manufacturing companies, all of whom need samples of discrete devices for their reference designs. At no cost, lab sample kits are custom configured to meet individual designers’ requirements for the most commonly utilized devices. This highly successful program puts Central's devices in designers' hands for immediate use, eliminating any delay between idea and design testing.
supporting the community
Central Semiconductor and its members participate in many meaningful community events and activities all year round.
The Central team has always been very generous and is dedicated to helping fellow Long Island (LI) community members and others.