2013 ERAI Executive Conference - Corporate sponsors

ERAI would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2013 Executive Conference:

Platinum Sponsor
Crestwood Technology Group
ERAI Member since 2003
CTG maintains the largest and most diverse inventory of common as well as hard to find and obsolete parts, including electronic and electromechanical components, commercial and military aircraft parts, hardware and much more. CTG’s expert Quality Control and Counterfeit Avoidance Program is unrivaled in the industry. With the highest standards and widest range of parts, CTG is the supplier that buyers depend on for quality assurance and critical procurement.

Core Competencies

Through our strong relationships with a carefully managed group of select, global suppliers and proprietary access to non-public parts inventories and databases, CTG offers the broadest inventory of authentic, obsolete and hard-to-find items available.

CTG is a pioneer and industry leader on quality control and counterfeit avoidance at every level, from our advanced in house test lab and on staff engineers, to industry certifications, strong supplier management, independent verification and our renowned Authent-Assure™ program. We have earned a strong reputation and have been recognized by customers for our vigilance and commitment to delivering authentic and traceable inspected products and ensuring a secure, reliable supply chain.

Our team of technical analysts systemically reviews your BOM for “high risk” material. After we identify this material, we present a solution by offering alternatives and stocking programs to keep your product life cycle healthy. Our approach is geared around helping customers make supply-chain decisions prior to EOL shortage situations.

Gold Sponsor
4 Star Electronics
ERAI Member since 2002
Based in San Clemente, Orange County, California, 4 Star Electronics is the industry leading supplier of obsolete electronic components. Since our inception in 2001, we have been recognized as one of the fastest growing electronic component distributors in the industry by Dunn & Bradstreet 4 years in a row. We have been able to meet market demand by utilizing our in-stock inventory and global network of suppliers to reduce procurement cycles, lower transaction costs and provide quality electronic components at competitive prices. We have quickly become the go to company when our customers are unable to fulfill their requirements through the normal franchise channels. We understand that our customers need more than a supplier; they need a strategic partner in their supply chain, so we strive to be that and more.

Bronze Sponsor
Nisene Technology Group
ERAI Member since 2008
Nisene Technology Group — formerly B&G International — the world leader in decapsulator technology, offers a comprehensive range of products, methodologies and support services that encompass all IC decapsulation requirements. We have been the world's leaders in automated decapsulation since the time we invented the process over 30 years ago. We are the only affiliate of ERAI that manufactures decapsulation equipment. We have a 10,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing and service facility with a 1,000 sq. ft. dedicated wet lab; attributes of our company that you will not find in competing decapsulation system manufacturers. Backed by the industry-leading warranty, Nisene boasts its equipment proudly. Call us anytime for direct technical support — be it service or applications — and you will speak with a Nisene employee; not some outsourced or second-hand personnel. We have special packages available for ERAI members and chip distributors. Call us today!

Networking Reception Sponsor
Astute Electronics
ERAI Member since 2001
Astute Electronics is primarily a Global Independent Distributor of computer components. Additionally, Astute is an Authorized Distributor for several major OCM’s and has 100 Authorized Supplier agreements with a wide range of manufacturers across a variety of commodities.
Uniquely, we have full AS6081 test and distribution capability in both our US and UK facilities along with operations in Mexico, France, Israel, India and China providing support to both the Primes and sub-tiers/EMS. The control of our supply chain is key: a global footprint provides Astutes customer base with a substantial OCM and franchised network increasing the number of authentic components available to the supply chain.

Beverage Sponsor
Component Trends
ERAI Member since 2004
Don Baker founded Component Trends in 2003, with the simple philosophy "we could do better".

Since then Component Trends has developed into a professional electronics supply chain services company. Component Trends specializes in the acquisition and management of component data, substandard parts, risk mitigation, component procurement and excess inventory management and sales.

Beverage Sponsor
Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories, LLC (DRTL)
ERAI Member since 2012
Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories, LLC (DRTL) is an ISO 17025 certified testing and analysis company providing evaluation services of microelectronic devices. DRTL’s new state of the art testing laboratory is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This testing facility provides the services needed to help navigate today's supply chain challenges. Services include physical evaluations (Optical, X-ray, uFTIR, CSAM) electrical (ATE, Bench Test Equipment) and environmental (HAST, humidity, temperature cycle) testing. Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories’ technical staff provides component risk mitigation, destructive physical analysis(DPA), failure analyses, product qualifications, material qualifications, and consulting services. Our staff offers highly respected technical expertise, personable service, and quick response. DRTL is also ANSI ESD 20.20, IPC 600/610/620/7711 & J-STD-001 certified and members of ERAI, SMTA, SAE Aerospace G19 Committee, AIA and iNEMI.