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The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components

The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components
According to the Cambridge Dictionary traceability is defined as: "The ability to discover information about where and how a product was made." End to end traceability of an electronic component is critical. Traceability is 'evidence' of the product being tracked through the entire supply chain. Traceability is confidence, but Inspection and testing are also vital to safeguard against counterfeits. Counterfeiters are improving their techniques and expertise all the time. We check all of our incoming stock upon receipt and then re-check it at the time of any order. Your testing procedures should start with a thorough visual inspection of the...

Why are we confident to offer a 12 month guarantee?

Why are we confident to offer a 12 month guarantee?
The quality of electronic components begins with the source. We have full traceability back to the manufacturer via our Tier 1 suppliers. Knowing exactly where the stock has come from is essential in the fight against counterfeit. Even though we only buy from trusted, traceable sources we do not take the quality of our products for granted. We still adhere to our stringent anti-counterfeit procedures which surpass IDEA-ICE-3000 standards. Our personnel are highly trained in anti-counterfeit detection techniques and we have an extensive library of known good devices. We have enormous confidence in the products we sell allowing us to...

Risk Free Cost Reduction for Electronic Manufacturing

Risk Free Cost Reduction for Electronic Manufacturing
In times of Olde (Pre 2005) smart buyers were always looking to Brokers to help them save money on their Bill of Materials (BOM). Accessing someone else's excess stock was a great way to buy for less. A motivated seller is often prepared to take a loss on their stock creating a bargain for you, the buyer. In recent years, this has become fraught with danger. Cost reduction without Risk! Many OEM and EMS companies now only look to brokers for desperate situations caused by a line down or obsolescence. The curse that is counterfeit parts has created enough doubt...

EBN live chat - Current Counterfeit Situation

EBN live chat - Current Counterfeit Situation
Component Sense CEO Kenny McGee took part in the EBN live chat yesterday (15 August 2013), which was hosted by Steve Martin (executive vice president of sales from Components Direct) and Hailey Lynne McKeefry (Editor in Chief at Datacenter Acceleration). This post has been created to abridge the discussion, remove unanswered or topics that weren’t discussed, in an effort to provide a more clear understanding. Slight grammatical changes have been made in order to create a sense of flow, as this was originally written in real time. If you wish to see the original chat dialogue, please visit: http://www.ebnonline.com/dialogue.asp?doc_id=266481 The...

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