Counterfeit electronic components have become a common problem for both military and commercial electronic assemblers and producers. If counterfeit components are inadvertently used in the assembly process, the result is often unexpected premature failure of the assembly. To minimize the economic effect, early detection is key so that protective measures can be taken.
STI's Analytical Laboratory offers various services to investigate for counterfeit devices. Some of these services include functional testing, optical inspection, X-ray analysis, FT-IR testing, elemental surface analysis (SEM/EDS), and chemical mechanical decapsulation.
For more information about the evaluation and detection of counterfeit components, visit http://www.stielectronicsinc.com.
About STI Electronics, Inc.
Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. Additionally, the company distributes products for the electronics and industrial markets. For more information, visit http://www.stielectronicsinc.com.