SPS is developing it’s own products!!

During the 18 years SPS has been in business, it has developed a hugely diverse range of products for its customers. These have covered mW to MW (careful with the capitalisation!!) in areas such as Medical, Automotive, White Goods, Oil & Gas, Railways and Industrial. All of them have a general theme of using electronics to control power and ususally with software.  SPS has a very straightforward commercial model with respect to the design rights – if you pay for it you own it!! In all cases to date, our customers have chosen to own the design.

Over the years we have seen a few niche opportunities that we have wondered whether we should exploit independently. We believe now is the time to do this but of course being careful not to compete with our customers and making sure we still have enough resource to properly look after them. We will be initially focusing on products we can manufacture ourselves but also looking at designs we could licence or subcontract if volumes are higher.

When we are further down the road with these in-house products, we will be publishing some details and looking for early adopters. Meanwhile, if you can think of a niche power related product that you can see a need for then please do get in contact.

SPS awarded Premier Design Partner Status Again

We are delighted to be able to report that SPS has yet again been awarded the status of Premier Design Partner by Microchip Technology. We use their parts (mainly 16 bit dsPICs + analogue parts) on the majority of the work we carry out due to the excellent performance, choice, cost and availability of their parts. Being a Premium Partner also means we get priority technical support and advance notification of new parts and technology. Both of these things are very important to provide the best possible service to our customers. Not wishing to be big headed, but SPS is the only Premier Design Partner with Motor Control Expertise in Europe and the only one worldwide with this ranking for both Motor Control and Functional Safety.


Visit by key supplier – ST to discuss SiC and other things.

Our Technical Partner Dr Charlie Elliott had a very fruitful discussion with a key supplier (ST) this morning. This was to mainly discuss a new automotive EV inverter enquiry but to also get an update on all sorts of things. Charlie caught up with Keith D’Souza who he has known for well over 15 years. It turns out that on Friday Keith will have been with ST for 30 years. Many congratulation to you Keith!!

Charlie spends a fair bit of time ensuring that SPS maintains it’s excellent direct links with key component suppliers and makes sure they stay up to date with latest technology trends and product offerings.