IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to STI Electronics, Inc. (STI), an electronics manufacturer and IPC Training Center based in Madison, Ala.
To earn this, STI successfully completed an intensive audit based on IPC's standards, including IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. They also completed an audit on the Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to J-STD-001F, a standard focused on soldering requirements for hardware manufactured for space applications.
STI met or exceeded the electronics industry’s Class 3 testing requirements, which is intended for high-performance electronics assemblies. As a result, the company is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. STI and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org.
“I’m excited to have successfully completed the IPC Validation Services Audit to J-STD-001 including the Space Addendum and IPC-A-610,” said David Raby, president and CEO, STI Electronics, Inc. “We take great pride in delivering the highest quality product and this IPC audit verified our process controls are in place and effective. This certification puts us in an elite category of EMS providers.”
IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
"We are delighted that STI Electronics, Inc. earned IPC's Validations Services QML," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize STI as the newest member of trusted QML suppliers. STI has differentiated itself from the competition by becoming part of IPC's global network of trusted industry sources."
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.
STI Electronics, Inc. is a full service organization providing training services and materials, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB contract assembly. Markets served include medical, aerospace, defense, industrial, energy, lighting, and transportation.