AS5553 / AS6081
Inspections / 1010
ESD2020 / JEDEC
Quality Mgt. System
as one year in a dogs life is equivalent to 7 years in a human life, one year
in the high-technology business is like seven years in any other industry."
Arcadia Parts Inspection & IDEA-STD-1010
The Arcadia Quality Management System ("QMS")
dictates that a rigorous inspection procedure (Product Inspection QSP-824) be
followed for all inbound shipments. Of particular note are the following
Arcadia TrueBlue 56TM
Parts Inspection -- 56 proprietary counterfeit detection steps, methodologies,
Incorporation of IDEA-STD-1010 inspection standard
Inspection as only one part of the overall
Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance Policy
Arcadia Components inspectors are trained to consider parts
procured in the open market as non-conforming until conformance is clearly
indicated. Although it is understood that the parts are probably exactly what the purchase order contracted for, personnel inspect with caution
and with a healthy degree of suspicion. This approach is exercised so as to
strongly err on the side of quality rather than non-conformance.
inbound orders/shipments are inspected. 100% of the the lots contained
in such shipments are inspected. 100% of the packages comprising such
lots are inspected.
Arcadia Proprietary "TrueBlue
for Counterfeit Detection
IDEA-STD-1010 represents the cornerstone of the Arcadia inspection process.
However, above and beyond those steps prescribed by IDEA 1010, Arcadia, over the
course of its company history since 1994, has also developed, codified, and
implemented an additional series of 56 counterfeit and authenticity detection
steps (separate from
the 72-step IDEA-1010 inspection standard)
that it incorporates into every shipment inspection. These 56
steps and the associated techniques and methodologies are referred to as
Arcadia's "TrueBlue 56TM
They include myriad physical analyses, digital microscopy, proprietary
databases of parts photos and spec sheets, chemical analyses, and destructive
analysis -- using both internal and external resources, tools, equipment and
Incorporation of IDEA-STD-1010 Inspection Standard
(Independent Distributors of Electronics Association)
is the leading resource for independent distributors to find relevant quality
information and to participate in advancing industry ethics, ensuring customer
satisfaction, establishing standards, and promoting education.
the most widely recognized quality standards body for the independent channel
for electronic components. And the
IDEA-STD-1010 inspection standard is
far and away the most
rigorous, complete, effective, and widely
recognized quality inspection standard in
having been endorsed by NASA and every branch of the U.S. military, as well as
a preponderance of leading global
manufacturers of electronics across all industry sectors, ...so much so
that is the only recommended inspection approach for avoiding, detecting, and
mitigating the risks of counterfeits that is cited in the newly published SAE
AS6081 aerospace standards for "Counterfeit
Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition".
Arcadia's Quality Management System ("QMS") is in full compliance with
the IDEA-STD-1010. inspection standard.
Arcadia is also a member in good standing of
and as such has been certified (via annual
audit) to IDEA-QMS-9090, which incorporates
IDEA-STD-1010B by extension.
Arcadia has been certified to IDEA-QMS-9090.
the Arcadia QMS incorporates IDEA-STD-1010 in its entirety as part of the
required inspection procedure (Product Inspection QSP-824).
Certification of Arcadia Inspectors to
Arcadia inspectors are certified to IDEA-ICE-3000,
Professional Inspector Certification Exam. This is the single most
rigorous inspector training, re-training and validation program for
professional inspectors of board level electronics purchased on the Open
Market. It requires a massive amount of initial and periodic training,
coupled with comprehensive periodic testing to ensure current and up-to-date
knowledge of inspection techniques, procedures, and protocols. This
training program is the most widely recognized, accredited and adopted
inspector training program in the world, and is the only such program we are
aware of that is required by U.S. military prime contractors.
Inspection as only One Part of Counterfeit Detection and Avoidance
Arcadia QMS procedure "Counterfeit Part Prevention & Control Policy"
(QSP-741), details the process by which Arcadia employees
in various departments are required to actively participate in the
counterfeit avoidance process. Inspection is only one part of that.
Virtually every part of Arcadia's Quality Management System is addressed, in order to achieve the objectives of
counterfeit avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition -- including
vendor selection and management, receiving, quality assurance and inspection,
shipping, customer management, communication and notification, and
participation in industry counterfeit measures via
GIDEP, and other