A Solid State plc group company

Providing advanced imaging products, embedded systems and solutions

About Us

What do we do?

Active Silicon is a specialist manufacturer of imaging products and embedded vision systems. We provide cameras and 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 worldwide. 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.

Active Silicon is proud to be part of the Solid State plc group. Solid State plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange (SOLI), is a manufacturer of computing, power and communications products, and value-added distributor of electronic and opto-electronic components. Active Silicon operates within the Solid State’s Steatite systems division.

Our Vision Statement: To make outstanding imaging products that contribute towards a better world.

Our Mission Statement: To design and manufacture the very best digital imaging products using leading-edge technologies combined with creativity, innovative design and a lot of hard work.

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 consists of 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 being responsive, focused and providing long-term support.

Operational Details

The main UK office in Iver, UK, is the center of administration and research and development. A separate Operations Facility nearby in Langley manages all product manufacture and supply. We also 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 manufacturing taking place in both Europe and the Far East. Final assembly, inspection and testing is undertaken at the UK Operations Facility. Design and development of software drivers, libraries and applications are also carried out in-house in the UK.

Active Silicon Headquarters, Operation Facility and US Office

Corporate Information

The company, which has grown organically over the last 30+ years, is part of the Solid State plc group within the Steatite systems division. Some useful corporate details are listed below:

Active Silicon Ltd:

  • Company Number 2263641 registered in England.
  • Registered Address: 2 Ravensbank Business Park, Hedera Road, Redditch, B98 9EY, United Kingdom
  • DUNS Number:  39-963-4799  (Dun and Bradstreet Number)
  • VAT Number:  GB 494 0687 13 (Also our customs EORI number)
  • NCAGE Code:  KC1U3  (NATO Commercial and Government Entity)

Active Silicon, Inc:

Active Silicon is an ISO-9001 certified company – more details and other certifications and accreditations on our Certifications page.

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Group Corporate Information

Solid State plc (London Stock Exchange listing: LON:SOLI)
Steatite Ltd