Recently we nearly doubled the size of our showroom to provide even more "imagineering" space for prototypers to explore, and, as always, to dream. Come on in and discover for yourself why Anchor-Electronics has been a Silicon Valley landmark for decades.
Spotlight Items Spring 2013
M.G. Chemical's Silicon Conformal Coating
We all know what happens when moisture or humidity gets into contact with electronic devices - they stop working. Damage generally occurs at the circuit board level, where moisture and humidity can cause a short circuit. Easy to apply, our Silicon Conformal Coating is very effective at preventing corrosion, short circuiting or arcing.
Frustrated with manipulating ever smaller parts into place? Virtual Industries' Handi-Vac kit is a low cost pick-and-place tool that can go in everybody’s tool box. The Handi-Vac is static dissipative, and comes complete with four different conductive silicone vacuum cups.
General all-purpose cleaner. Safe on plastics. Ideal for use with PC boards, connectors, contacts, fiber optics, semi-conductors, printer circuit boards, tape heads, light oils, office/medical equipment, relays and flux.
Anchor-Electronics was founded in Santa Clara by John Robert Burgoon, a Lockheed engineer, who was captivated by the nascent stirrings of what was to become known as the Silicon Valley.
In 1974 John determined to leave his desk at Lockheed and become a supplier of high-quality electronic parts for the myriad hi-tech startups in the South Bay. Very much in the spirit of the day, he began his new enterprise out of his garage, before demand quickly dictated that he move to a considerably larger space on Walsh Avenue.
Over the years Anchor-Electronics has catered to the needs of engineers from a veritable who's who of tech companies; from Apple Computer, Applied Materials and Atari, to Western Digital, Xilinx and Zoran Corporation. At the same time we have taken pride in nurturing the dreams of hobbyists and tinkerers at work on developing the next breakthrough gadget.