Sample: To the right is an example of a die analysis. Our client sent us a suspicious “Maxim” part, which also failed SolTec’s visual inspection & was suspected of black-topping. Our decap has confirmed that the part is actually manufactured by “IR.” Another potential disaster averted & another very happy client.
We perform basic electrical testing to confirm that random or full sampling of parts in a lot are functioning with the same electrical outputs, pin by pin. Combined with decapsulation, this is a highly effective method of detecting sub-par components.
Sample: Below, this client sent some parts they procured from another distributor & were suspicious of. Upon analysis, we did confirm that they had sub-standard parts mixed in with good parts. Our testing services kept the bad parts off their boards!
Top left: Die of a known good part, after decap. Top right: Curve Trace of same known good part.
Bottom Left: Die Image of substandard part, after decap. Bottom Right: Curve trace of same substandard part.
Please let your team know that they did a great job for us. Mettler-Toledo Thornton will now be able to ship product to our customers. Your ability to locate parts followed by a detailed visual inspection, chemical permanency test, and curve trace analysis assured we would receive authenticate parts in a timely manner. I highly recommend and look forward to working with SolTec Electronics for future buys.
–M.L. – Senior Buyer, Mettler Toledo
We use stereoscopic imaging to make sure that no flaw goes undetected. This combined with chemical permanency surface testing helps detect non-conformances with the part. If anything suspicious is observed, they then undergo more advanced testing including decap & curve trace.
Left: This part looked ok to the naked eye. Right: A microscopic view shows evidence of this part being previously soldered or reworked. Another part caught and prevented from being a potential problem for our customer.
When you procure the parts through SolTec Electronics
We are committed to shipping 100% conforming parts to our valued clients. When you purchase parts through SolTec, you can rest easy knowing your parts will be carefully screened.
When you procure the parts anywhere besides SolTec Electronics:
**Number of hours dependent on several factors: quantity, type of part, package type, number of pins, etc. Ask for quote!