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September 2020 – Official Distributor for Electronic Devices Inc.

Published on: 15/09/2020

Learn more about the New York manufacturer and their extensive product range

Electronic Devices Inc. was established in 1951 in Brooklyn (New York) as a manufacturer of low voltage selenium rectifiers for the home entertainment market.


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The Official Distributor for Electronic Devices Inc.

In 1963 the company moved its head office to its current location in Yonkers, New York. The company has three locations – Yonkers (New York), Fujian (China) and Nagold (Germany).

EDI was renowned in the television industry in 1960’s, supplying diodes for television multipliers to U.S. television builders RCA and Zenith and in Europe to Phillips and ITT. In 1970 the company decided to move away from the commodity-type rectifier business because the eastern price competition became more fierce.

Today, the business focuses on being a supplier of high performance products, consisting of: specialised silicon rectifiers, standard and special high voltage assemblies, rectifier bridges, surface mount devices and diode arrays.

EDI manufactures approximately 95% of it’s products complete, the rest of the products are purchased with the EDI brand and sold or assembled in to special packages. The leading manufacturer specialises in bridge rectifiers, axial lead rectifiers, night vision diodes, assemblies and surface mount devices.


Bridge Rectifiers

1A-120A, 50V-1200V, available in single-phase and three-phase configurations


Axial Lead Rectifiers

5mA-6A, 50V-30,000V, available in standard, fast recovery and ultra-fast recovery


Night Vision Diodes

The night vision diodes offer ultra-low leakage, sub miniature high voltage diodes and diode arrays



EDI’s assemblies can be ordered from the catalogue or custom designed rectifier assemblies are available covering a broad spectrum of voltages (up to 250,000V and <25A) and package styles


Surface Mount Devices

Rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, UHF diodes, zener diodes, schottky diodes, switching diodes, transistors and junction fets


EDI Product Highlights

  • In 1960 the company introduced the patented MINISEL high voltage focus rectifiers used in TVs
  • In 1970 they launched high voltage multipliers used in TVs and microwave ovens
  • In 1980 their night vision diodes were used in military night vision rifle sights and aviator googles
  • In 1990 the company introduced the ultra-fast recovery bridges and surface mount devices


GD Rectifiers is an official distributor for EDI and have been distributing their complete range of diodes and rectifiers for over twenty years. GD Rectifiers offers competitive pricing, fast delivery and expert technical support on EDI’s range of smeiconductor components. Discover the benefits of using GD Rectifiers as your distributor in 2020 here.


For further information on EDI products, please call GD Rectifiers on: 01444 243 452 or email:


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