Sensible Micro is rare among electronic component distributors in that we house a leading QA testing lab, right inside our facility. There are plenty of perks to having access to high-powered microscopy, decapsulation, solderability testing, counterfeit avoidance inspections, and much more from the same supply chain partner who is sourcing your parts.
Here are some of the benefits of working with a distributor with a technically-advanced in-house electronic component inspection lab:
1. Custom Test Plans
A distributor with their own testing lab can provide you with custom flow-down inspection or test plans to suit your unique needs. Sensible Micro offers a full complement of in-house testing equipment to align with all of our customers’ QA priorities. We regularly accommodate bespoke testing regimens and varied product types. Customers are free to share the specifics of their custom projects ahead of time, then apply our lab’s capabilities their own way without a third party or middle-man.
Feel free to read more about each of Sensible Micro’s robust testing capabilities here.
2. Counterfeit Avoidance
The number of counterfeit ICs in the marketplace has increased over the past few years with all of the disruption in the supply chain. Many manufacturers and suppliers have turned to unauthorized or independent sources to fulfill critical needs and mitigate crippling shortages of out-of-stock, EOL, or heavily delayed parts.
These solutions don’t have to expose your business to risks with the benefit of a fully outfitted counterfeit detection lab. Sensible Micro helps you to be proactive with your anti-counterfeiting strategy. Leverage access to one of the most sophisticated electronic component inspection labs in the industry to identify all suspect or low-quality components with the same partner who is sourcing them.
3. Confidence in Quality
A distributor with their own electronic component inspection lab can give you a discerning eye when sourcing parts. We have the direct experience to spot red flags while selecting suppliers for independent, niche, or hard-to-find parts. Sensible Micro carefully vets and regularly monitors quality and authenticity of components from all approved suppliers in our preferred sourcing network.
Watch some of our advanced component testing in action on our Quality Assurance video:
3. Expanded Sourcing Options
Sensible Micro is a hybrid distributor that provides a globally trusted network of authorized, independent, and factory-direct lines, all evaluated in-house by IDEA-ICE-3000 certified inspectors with high-powered microscopy and marking permanency tests on every single order.
4. All of Your Solutions In One Place
Why bother juggling a web of suppliers and additional third-party testing labs, when a testing-capable distributor like Sensible Micro keeps everything under one roof? We can source all needed components — flagship, niche, obsolete, and everything in between — while also providing the testing you need to verify quality and authenticity.
5. Customer Satisfaction
The high standards of a multi-certified distributor help to ensure satisfaction for all of your customers. Our vast network of fully vetted authorized, direct, and independent suppliers has been scrubbed and refined for more than 15 years into an ideal base of vendors. You’ll also have access to Product Liability insurance and Errors & Omissions insurance to further guarantee the security of your investments and quality for your customers.
Contact Sensible Micro for more information on potential options such as custom flow-down inspections—or request a sample GCAT or IDEA lab report—and learn how our in-house lab can ensure the value of your component investment!