About Us

Discover the Cyclops Electronics story: a journey of vision, quality, and reliability in the electronics components industry since 1990, always focused on delivering the highest standards of customer service.

Welcome to Cyclops Electronics

Our journey began in 1990, when visionary founder, Daniel Yodaiken, embarked on a mission to create a unique and reliable business in the volatile electronics components marketplace. Cyclops Electronics swiftly emerged as a particularly safe pair of hands in this ever changing and competitive market.

Over the past three decades, Cyclops Electronics has grown from strength to strength. We are proud of the reputation that we have built for quality and our expertise for sourcing even the most elusive electronic components.

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Our Vision

At Cyclops Electronics, we envision a world where electronic components are never a bottleneck to progress, innovation, and business operations.

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Our Mission

Our mission is clear and firm: to transform electronic component procurement into a seamless, reliable, and efficient process for our customers.

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Our Values

Quality excellence

We uphold uncompromising quality standards in every facet of our operations. Our dedication to quality excellence underlines our promise to deliver components of the utmost reliability, supporting our customers in their critical operations.


We understand that our customers rely on us for their critical electronic component needs, and we take this responsibility seriously. We are committed to being a dependable partner, ensuring the consistent and timely delivery of electronic components, even under challenging circumstances.


We are committed to fostering a sense of community and building strong, enduring relationships. It embodies our dedication to our customers, suppliers, employees, business partners and the local community. We truly believe in the power of community to drive innovation, ensure progress, and create a positive impact in the electronics industry and beyond.

Cyclops Electronics in Numbers

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The Cyclops Group: Our History

Through three decades, we have navigated the challenges and transformations of the electronic components industry, evolving from a small enterprise into a global player. Our journey reflects a commitment to quality and reliability, deeply rooted in every aspect of our operations.

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First Cyclops Electronics office in Renfrew, Scotland


In 1990, with the vision and determination of founder Daniel Yodaiken, Cyclops Electronics was born, quickly distinguishing itself as a reliable partner in the rapidly evolving and unpredictable electronic components industry.

This initial venture was anchored in Renfrew, Scotland, where the first office was established - a symbolic starting point for the company's journey. A photograph of this first office, a humble beginning for Cyclops Electronics, is shown to the left.

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First Lantek Corp office in Sparta, New Jersey, USA

Early 1990s

In the early 1990s, Cyclops Electronics embarked on a significant expansion beyond its original borders. In 1993, the company made a strategic move to its current home in the picturesque city of York, England, marking a new chapter in its history.

Following this, the Cyclops Group sought to broaden its horizon even further by introducing its services to the American market. This ambitious venture led to the creation of Lantek Corp in 1994, a subsidiary dedicated to establishing the Group's presence in the United States. The first offices of Lantek Corp, a testament to the company's expanding footprint, are depicted to the left.

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Construction of the current Cyclops Electronics head office in York, UK

Late 1990s

In 1996, Cyclops Electronics marked a pivotal moment in its commitment to quality and operational excellence by achieving ISO 9001 certification.

The company embarked on an ambitious project in 1998, initiating the construction of the bespoke-built Cyclops House in York, a tailored space designed to support the company's operations and expansion in the years to come. By 1999, Cyclops Electronics had successfully completed the move into its new headquarters.

1998 also marked the start of Trading Specialists, which has since evolved into Cyclops Excess. This innovative platform was introduced to address the industry's need for a reliable outlet for selling excess and obsolete electronic component stock, further establishing our role as a key player in the electronic components market.

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View for the office in Shenzhen, China

2001 - 2005

In 2002, we introduced Global Supply Solutions (GSS) to streamline supply chain management.

The Cyclops Group's growth continued in 2004 extending our reach to Canada.

The year 2005 was notable for our expansion into Asia with a new office and purchasing team in Shenzhen, China, and strengthening our position in Europe with an additional office in Italy.

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Halfin Electronics office building in Brussels, Belgium


In 2022, we undertook a comprehensive brand refresh of the Cyclops Group, aimed at unifying the different divisions within the Group under one corporate identity.

Building upon its strategic expansion, The Group further solidified its presence in the European market through the integration of Halfin SA, based in Brussels, Belgium. Halfin Electronics now serves as a critical stockholding facility and distribution hub for the European market, enhancing the Group's ability to serve our customer based with global sourcing and local support.

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Cyclops Electronics stand at Electronica 2022


Since its inception, Cyclops Electronics has been a consistent presence at Electronica, the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics taking place every two years in Munich, Germany. This commitment to showcasing at Electronica underscores the company's dedication to staying at the forefront of industry developments, as well as its commitment to engaging with customers, partners, and industry peers.

The year 2022 marked a particularly standout moment for both the industry and Cyclops Electronics. It was the first Electronica gathering after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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2024 and beyond

Looking into the future, the Cyclops Group is firmly focused on stengthening its position within the electronic component distribution industry as a reliable and trusted electronic component sourcing partner.

Our ambition extends beyond being merely a supplier; we aim to become a strategic long-term partner for our customers. Leveraging over three decades of industry experience, a robust global presence and network, alongside comprehensive local support and distribution capabilities, Cyclops Group is uniquely positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Our Global Sourcing Services

From long lead times to changed forecasts, we provide a rapid solution to your electronic component shortages.