APC Hi-Rel broadens components range for space applications
This January, APC Hi-Rel has been named exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for 3D PLUS, a world leading supplier of advanced high density 3D microelectronics products for space applications.
3D PLUS has an impressive 18 year’ heritage within the space sector, achieving preferred supplier status for the European Space Agency and sending more than 125,000 modules into space.
The addition of 3D PLUS products enhances Hi-Rel’s existing range of space-qualified peripheral products such as DC-DC converters, optocouplers, crystal oscillators, capacitors, diodes and connectors – to now include 3D PLUS memory, interface and point of load converter products.
Part of the HEICO Corporation, 3D PLUS was established in 1995 and specialises in three dimensional packaging techniques offering high density ‘system-in-package’ solutions that minaturise high radiation and high temperature tolerant systems. Their technology enables them to stack up to ten integrated circuits in a package, achieving a higher packing density and superior weight saving than competing modules.
Richard Hodgson, APC Technology Group CEO
Our high reliability component division has a excellent pedigree of designing in components into space programmes such as ExoMars, BepiColombo and EarthCARE. The addition of 3D PLUS’s premier space products strengthens our offering in this area. Their stacking technology is state of the art and is backed up by extensive testing and an impressive flight heritage. We are looking forward to introducing our space customers to their products.
Patrice Benard, 3D PLUS
APC Hi-Rel has a long history of working with organisations within the space, defence and medical sectors, which perfectly compliments our extensive product range. Their technical and engineering expertise, and strong reputation within the industry, will be an asset to designing in 3D PLUS products to bring breakthrough advantages to customers’ electronic designs