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Quality Is Not An Act,
It Is A Habit

Aegis Components Quality Assurance Process

Our quality management processes are deeply rooted in our company beliefs and values; it is our attention to detail, diligence and continuous desire to improve our processes that sets us apart from other companies.

Aegis Components, Inc. is dedicated to providing products and services of the highest quality, performance and reliability. In order to achieve this goal, we have developed a formal Quality Management System that is supported by all levels of management. With our commitment to continuous improvement in process and performance you can be assured to receive the highest level of quality in our products and services.

Our Quality Assurance Process

Our approach is structured, comprehensive and thorough. We combine our years of experience with the professional know-how of our inspection partners to bring you the finest and most detailed quality control process, based on our customers unique requirements.

You want your components on spec and on time to meet your production schedule.

Between sourcing and delivery, our QC team ensures this is accomplished without sacrificing quality.

Vendor Management System

The first step in assuring quality product is a good vendor management system. All of our vendors have gone through a rigorous approval process and are constantly evaluated. New suppliers are approved by management on a case by case basis and only after successful completion of our vendor application.

Our vendor management system includes:

  • On-site inspections
  • Verification of vendor through various databases
  • Certification verification
  • Product verification
  • Continuous vendor evaluation

Inspection Process

Detailed inspections are conducted for every shipment. Our basic incoming inspection includes the following:

  • Package Inspection
  • Verification of Quantity Received
  • Verification of Part Number
  • Verification of manufacturer
  • Verification of packaging
  • Verification of Date Code / Lot Code
  • Verification of additional documents
  • Digital photography
  • Visual Inspection
  • Label Verification

Counterfeit Detection

Electronic component counterfeiting is a global problem.  To combat this trend, Aegis Components provides in-depth, comprehensive testing services.  We leverage a network of experienced, reliable and verified testing facilities to bring you an unbiased assessment. We are sourcing professionals and leave the testing to professionals while we focus on what we do best – helping you streamline your purchasing and creating secure procurement channels.

What test is right for you?

Because there is no single process that can guarantee the authenticity and legitimacy of non-traceable components, devices should undergo various tests to determine reliability. Our most common test methods include:

External Visual Inspections – Here, devices are cross-referenced to the manufacturer’s datasheet specifications, and we look for signs of damage, additional markings, evidence of blacktopping and prior use.

Decapsulation – In this process the inner die markings are inspected by exposing them through the use of abrasive acids. Once the die is exposed it is inspected under a high-power microscope. Indicators of authenticity are manufacturer logo and marking code.

Heated Chemical Test – This process removes the part markings and top layer of the components to check for signs of remarking or resurfacing. Components that pass this test are subjected to a scrape test with a sharp blade to confirm if an acetone resistant coating has been applied to the device. Peeling or flaking of the existing coating indicates that acetone-resistant coatings have been applied.

Electrical/Functional Testing – Electrical testing confirms that the devices meet specific manufacturer criteria as per the manufacturer datasheet. Depending on the item being tested, functional testing can be done by using simple multimeters and advanced test fixtures for BGA devices.

Solderability Testing – This is a destructive test that aims to confirm if leads and terminations can be “wetted” by molten solder and achieve a minimum of 95% new solder coverage.

X-Ray Evaluation – X-Ray evaluation of electronic components is non-destructive and provides immediate feedback on the interior structure of a device. Items such as die orientation, bond wire patterns, void percentage and other defects can be detected.  Same lot/batch code uniformity can also be evaluated.

X-Ray Fluorescence – XRF testing offers the ability to analyze the elemental composition of leads as well as RoHS status.  The analysis includes a complete elemental breakdown and can be conducted on PCB’s as well as complete assemblies.

 

Many other testing methods are available upon request, so please feel free to contact us for your customized counterfeit detection plan!

Certifications

ISO 9001:2015

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ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to. It can be used by any organization. So far over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries have been certified to ISO 9001.

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

ITAR COMPLIANCE

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International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). According to the U.S. Government, all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services, or related technical data must be ITAR registered.

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