Electronics Industry Awards 2020

Castle Microwave is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of high technology and leading-edge RF and Microwave products


ounded in 1981 Castle Microwave is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of high technology and leading- edge RF and Microwave products with an extensive portfolio and

expertise covering components and subsystems used in today’s state-of-the-art Military, Space, Telecoms, Smart Energy and Test & Measurement markets.

With a portfolio of some of the most respected manufacturers in the RF industry, both well established brands and newer companies providing innovative solutions, Castle is able to support components requirements from board level to sub-system operating up to millimetre wave, and test solutions from adapters and cable assemblies, to state of the art network analysers performing at THz, together with integrated systems including antenna measurement ranges and fully anechoic EMC chambers.

For customers working with light waves, Castle can provide an extensive range of parts including interconnect from connectors and bulk fi bre optic cable to ruggedized cable assemblies, plus couplers, amplifi ers, etc., and test equipment from fi bre inspection tools to time domain refl ectometers capable of measuring up to kilometres of cable length. The sales team at Castle Microwave all have a strong engineering background so offer a clear understanding of your requirements and can advise on all facets of design and development from initial inception to fi nal production with a focus on fast prototyping to enable a rapid time to market and production ramp up. Additional technical support is available both over the phone and on-line via our web chat which connects customers with our offi ce based applications engineers to provide immediate assistance, and work with our internal sales team to ensure that enquiries are processed rapidly.

With a modern and well equipped test laboratory, Castle Microwave offers a professional Engineering Service along with a specialist Repair and Calibration Service with specifi c emphasis on Passive Inter-Modulation for modern telecomm systems, Antenna Measurements and Anechoic Chambers, in addition to simulation capabilities.

As part of the Connexion Technologies Group, Castle is able to introduce complementary capabilities across multiple technologies to provide a complete solution for challenging technical requirements, working with our Group partners to take customers from component selection to delivering turn-key systems. Castle Microwave operates an ISO 9000 quality assurance system certifi ed by the BSI to ISO 9001:2015 (BSI Registration No. RS21649) and holds additional approvals from our trading partners.

Global PCB supplier Pure Electronics Ltd on surviving the pandemic, and thriving into the future


ure Electronics are a dependable global PCB supplier based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, offering UK and off-shore manufacture of bare boards to support your every need - from a one off for a University, low volume for R&D departments, or high volume delivered direct to your door on time, every time.

From 2 to 64 layers, no MOQ and no MOV, we can produce boards within 24 hours here in the UK and standard lead time from China is 5 days. Free of charge tooling on 2 & 4 layer boards and Free of charge tooling on transfer parts. At Pure Electronics, we regularly manufacture 20 layer HDI boards, produce copper coin technology boards, and recent 1 Meter x 1 Meter Flexi board. We won an award for an access control company due to our design assistance and manufacture of their fl ex-rigid board. Pure are also RF specialists and have exotic materials to hand. All that said we like any basic boards too!

Pure Electronics have taken a lot of market share due to our dependability as a global PCB supplier, we have come out of COVID with more customers than we went in with, fi gures YOY are up 9 per cent because we have continued to deliver QUALITY boards on time, every time at competitive prices from either our UK or off- shore facilities.

We supply a huge spectrum of industries and our team prides itself on being the most passionate, caring, dependable, transparent and exceptional experts at delivering PCB’s. Pure Electronics is confi dent we will beat the

prices you are currently paying for bare board so if it’s time to do a benchmarking exercise on any number of parts we look forward to the challenge! Any savings for companies are welcomed right now for sure and don’t forget we offer free of charge tooling on any

What are you waiting for? Andy Windsor, operations director is available anytime by calling 01249 554 260 or emailing and Cherie Sharpe, business development director, is also available anytime on 01933 448 808 or by emailing cherie.sharpe@

Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and feel free to call in to our new offi ces Unit A1 Danlers Business Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6NQ. Upload gerber fi les on our website, and discover the most dependable PCB supplier and best kept secret around. Part of The Connexion Technologies Group. Components in Electronics July/August 2020 27

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