Company Profile

What do we do?

Active Silicon is a specialist manufacturer of imaging products, embedded systems and custom solutions.  We provide camera electronics for image data transmission, frame grabbers for data acquisition, and embedded systems for image processing and machine control.

Founded in 1988, Active Silicon has a proven track record of providing reliable, high quality products for a variety of industries world-wide. Our products have applications in many areas of science and industry, including manufacturing, life sciences, medical imaging, security and defense. From space missions to large scale deployment of industrial vision systems, we have provided imaging components and embedded systems that help our customers provide world-class solutions.

Our Mission Statement: “To design and manufacture the very best digital imaging products and related systems using leading edge technologies and innovative design skills, backed up by consistent, reliable and long-term support and product supply.”

 

Business Philosophy

Our core values are openness, honesty and transparency, nurtured in an environment that promotes a work hard/play hard philosophy.  We recognize that our customers, our staff and our suppliers are three cornerstones of our business and we strive to maintain long-term loyal relationships in these three key areas.  The fourth cornerstone is the products themselves which we believe are some of the best in the industry, produced as a result of our culture of striving to be the best through hard-work, dedication and attention to detail.  Customer support is another core value within the company, and we pride ourselves on responsive, focussed and long-term support.

 

Operational Details

The UK office is the world headquarters and the primary research and development centre.  We have a US subsidiary, Active Silicon, Inc., that operates from Severna Park, Maryland.  This office provides sales, support and operations for North America.

All hardware is designed in-house, with outsourcing used for PCB manufacture and basic board assembly. All final assembly, inspection and test is done in-house. For PCB manufacture we use two main subcontractors – one in the UK for fast turnaround/low volumes and one in the Far East for higher volumes. Similarly for automated pick and place board assembly we use two subcontractors – one in the UK for fast turnaround and one in Poland using a state-of-the-art assembly line for higher volumes. We manage the supply chain of components used in manufacture ourselves in order to maintain stock levels so that we can guarantee continuity of supply to our customers. All software development of drivers, libraries and applications is done in-house.

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Corporate Information

The company is privately owned and managed by the founders, and has grown organically over the last 20 years.  Some useful corporate details are listed below:

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Active Silicon, Inc:

Active Silicon is an ISO-9001 certified company – details and other certifications and accreditations can be found here.

Address and contact details can be found here.