2013 ERAI Executive Conference - Exhibitors

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Platinum Sponsor
Crestwood Technology Group
www.ctg123.com
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

LARGEST, MOST DIVERSE INVENTORY IN THE INDUSTRY
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.

UNMATCHED QUALITY CONTROL & COUNTERFEIT AVOIDANCE PROGRAM
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.

PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS/PREDICTIVE OBSOLESCENCE
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
Gold Sponsor
4 Star Electronics
www.4starelectronics.com
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
Bronze Sponsor
Nisene Technology Group
www.nisene.com
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
Networking Reception Sponsor
Astute Electronics
www.astute-inc.com
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.

Advanced Component Testing
Exhibitor
Advanced Component Testing
www.actestlab.com
Advanced Component Testing is a trusted leading lab for electronic component testing. Our full suite of counterfeit semiconductor detection methods are designed to assist you in making a determination regarding IC authenticity. We offer full functional Electrical Testing, including Group A testing, as well as a large array of additional testing services for a wide range of customers that service both the military and commercial industries. Advanced Component Testing offers quick turn-around times, competitive pricing and superior customer service. Whether you have high-volume testing needs, or low volume customized test requirements, we get the job done.

Creative Electron
Exhibitor
Creative Electron
www.creativeelectron.com
Creative Electron is an agile high tech firm located in Southern California. We specialize in leveraging government funding channels to develop innovative products that bolster America's manufacturing capacity and competitiveness. Our mission is to improve our nation’s ability to defend itself from domestic and foreign threats. We believe there is no better way to do that than by strengthening our economy and making our products in America. Our engagement with military and civilian government agencies rely on our ability to successfully bring to market innovative products that employ local human resources. We only pursue opportunities that have a clear path to a successful commercialization outcome.

Diagnosys Systems Inc.
Exhibitor
Diagnosys Systems Inc.
www.diagnosys.com
DiagnoSYS has been serving the electronics industry for over 40 years, providing a comprehensive range of test and diagnostic solutions that have kept electronics working for decades. We have worked closely with defense agencies and industrial organizations around the globe, enabling them to manage inventory and obsolescence issues through innovative test solutions.

As experts in the field of electrical test we are committed to improving fault coverage, lowering the cost of test and addressing the challenges presented by ever changing component packaging.

Our low cost testers and universal interface adapter provide an ideal solution for combating and helping neutralize the threat presented by counterfeit components. To find out more, stop by our booth # 201 or visit our website www.diagnosys.com.

Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc.
Exhibitor
Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc.
www.geotestinc.com
A subsidiary of the Marvin Group, Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc. is a global producer of PXI and PC-Based test equipment and test solutions. Located in Irvine, California and with a worldwide network of distributors and representatives, Geotest is an ISO-9001 company producing hundreds of products for the electronics test industry.

Our portfolio of PXI, PC and GPIB based products address a wide range of automated-test applications and includes the broadest offering of "smart" PXI chassis and PXI digital instrumentation in the industry. And our ATEasy software offers the industry’s only integrated test executive and test development software framework specifically designed for test and measurement applications.

Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
Exhibitor
Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
www.idofea.org
The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) is a non-profit trade association representing quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components. The purpose of IDEA is to promote the independent distribution industry through a media advocacy campaign, to improve the quality of products and services through a quality certification program, educational seminars, and conferences, and to promote the study, development, and implementation of techniques and methods designed to improve the business of independent distributors.

The Association is the unified voice for the independent distributor. IDEA is run by a Board of Trustees representing large, medium, and small distributors in the Independent Distribution Industry and by IDEA Executive Director, Debra Eggeman, located in Buena Park, CA. IDEA provides a vehicle for independent distributors who share the same quality, business, and ethical standards, and for customers who want to identify quality distributors from which to buy.

XTREME Semiconductor, L.P.
Exhibitor
XTREME Semiconductor, L.P.
www.xtremesemi.com
XTREME Semiconductor, a Texas based company, was founded in February of 2004 as a "Solutions Company" focused on providing our customers with unique and viable solutions to product obsolescence issues plaguing today's microelectronics market place. Our commitment is to provide our customers with a reliable, long-term, and dedicated source of microelectronic products and services not available from the commercial semiconductor market place.

XTREME Semiconductor is a full service company offering our customers the unique experience of being able to go to one source for their microelectronic product needs. Whether you are in need of an industry standard or a custom microcircuit, make XTREME Semiconductor your first stop.

North Shore Components Inc.
Exhibitor
North Shore Components Inc.
www.nscomponents.com
North Shore Components Inc. is a Woman Owned Small New York, USA based Independent Distributor specializing in counterfeit avoidance. Our business model is based on the procurement, repackaging and distribution of electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical board level components and assemblies. Moreover, we utilize counterfeit detection methods and tests to ensure components and assemblies delivered to our Customers are authentic to Manufacturer specifications. Because of this, NSC is a pioneer in counterfeit detection methodology; which has allowed us to become one of the leading Preferred Suppliers in our industry.

NQA, USA
Exhibitor
NQA, USA
www.nqa-usa.com
NQA is one of the largest and most respected ISO registrars in the world, providing companies and government organizations a single certification resource for management system registration, process and product compliance services and support. Our global presence and resources (over 20,000 clients in over 50 countries) ensures that we can support your needs, wherever your business takes you. You can be confident that your registration with NQA will provide you with an edge over your competition.

Global Electronics Testing Services, LLC
Exhibitor
Global Electronics Testing Services, LLC
www.gets-usa.com
Global Electronics Testing Services, LLC is a top independent test lab specializes in component testing and authentication. Our all-star team is made up of top professionals whose experience in the electronic industry is unsurpassed; many have worked directly for large component manufacturers as well as large component distributors. We are strategically located throughout the world with locations in the USA, UK and our Global Electronics Testing Services China LLC is located in the heart of the Shenzhen components market. Customers can simply drop ship all products to our facility and our dedicated team will ensure your products are up to standard or purchase agreement. As an unbiased independent test lab we are here to protect our customer's best interest and save cost. We will eliminate your risk and help your company grow by providing a complete solution from our detail accuracy authentication process, electrical testing, packaging, warehousing and global logistics.

Electronic Component Analytics Lab
Exhibitor
Electronic Component Analytics Lab
e-calab.com
Electronic Component Analytics Labs (ECAL) was established to address the increasing threat posed by counterfeit electronic components entering the marketplace from both franchised and independent distributors. ECAL is a wholly owned subsidiary of USBid Inc., founded in 1998, that provides accurate, affordable and quick electronic component test services. A major facility upgrade includes the primary elements of ECAL, including expanded test and analytical capabilities utilizing the latest X-Ray, IC Decapsulation, XRF, and counterfeit IC test equipment.

Quintessence
Exhibitor
Quintessence
Quintessence is your source for advanced leadership development and communication training in your context. Dan Berry's commitment is to address the core needs of your organization. He offers workshops tailored to you. Workshops that address building trust, clear communication, decision-making in crisis, employee engagement, creating a culture of accountability, change management and leveraging diversity.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Exhibitor
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
www.jpl.nasa.gov
In total, JPL has 20 spacecraft and nine instruments conducting active missions. All of these are important parts of NASA's program of exploration of Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond. These ventures would not be possible without NASA's Deep Space Network managed by JPL. This international network of antenna complexes on several continents serves as the communication gateway between distant spacecraft and the Earth-based teams that guide them. While carrying out these exploration missions, JPL also conducts a number of space technology demonstrations in support of national security and develops technologies for uses on Earth in fields from public safety to medicine, capitalizing on NASA's investment in space technology.

ULTRA TEC Manufacturing, Inc.
Exhibitor
ULTRA TEC Manufacturing, Inc.
www.ultratecusa.com
ULTRA TEC designs, manufactures and provides advanced surface & sample preparation equipment and consumables for both routine and custom applications in a multitude of industrial settings. New for 2013, the Blue Mill Pre-Cavitation and Gasket Milling System addresses several key challenges that limit the usefulness of chemical decapsulation (acid) systems by quickly and effectively pre-cavitating ‘difficult’ mold compounds and other electronic packaging materials. We offer solutions for development, analytical and research environments, right up to production for the global electronic Failure Analysis and Counterfeit Prevention Communities.

Area51-ESG
Exhibitor
Area51-ESG
www.area51esg.com
Area51-ESG: As a certified disadvantaged minority distributor, Area51 was created with an understanding of providing our customers with service and solutions. Our evolution has been well planned and our growth rate excellent. Our proactive response allows us to continue to build our market share within the electronics distribution industry. We have built strong customer and supplier relationships, maintained flexibility to support our customers' ongoing needs, and developed name recognition as the newest franchised choice. Our franchises include products such as semiconductors, integrated circuits, capacitors, resistive products, varistors, crystals & oscillators, fuses, batteries, connectors, electro-mechanical components, wire & cable, LCD’s, fuses, batteries, hand held testers, chemicals & sprays, security equipment, infrared cameras and power solutions. Visit the franchised line tab on our homepage for a full list of our franchises.

Harry Krantz Company
Exhibitor
Harry Krantz Company
www.harrykrantz.com
The Largest Stocking Distributor of Board Level Military Components

Leveraging off of its longstanding status as the largest distributor of military electronic components, the Harry Krantz company’s core competence resides in the acquisition of inventory from qualified sources to support its customer base and to be the key supplier of board level components to defense and military manufacturing sector.

With years of experience and a continuously growing inventory that has been acquired through partnerships with major tier one contractors including: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Boeing among others. Harry Krantz Company is first and foremost the primary source of DMSMS and obsolete electronic components.

Applied DNA Sciences (APDN)
Exhibitor
Applied DNA Sciences (APDN)
www.adnas.com
Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) takes pride in its contributions in the effort to stem the tide of counterfeit parts in the electronics industry.  APDN’s Signature DNA authentication and provenance markings forge a robust and forensic counterfeit mitigation platform, which is now mandated by the US Defense Logistics Agency on parts in supply class 5962.  This mandate followed a successful eighteen-month pilot supported by DLA, with participation from some of the largest electronics businesses.  

APDN has presented its technology at dozens of the most prominent industry conferences, has twice presented technical papers at national and regional IMAPs conferences, and has published three white papers on anti-counterfeiting issues and solutions; including an assessment of the seminal Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. 

Integra Technologies, LLC
Exhibitor
Integra Technologies, LLC
www.integra-tech.com
Integra Technologies, LLC is a world class semiconductor testing laboratory providing Test Software Development, Wafer Probe, Package Test, Device Qualification and related technical services for the makers and users of semiconductor devices. Integra has been in business supporting the Semiconductor and Mil-Aerospace Industries for over 29 years, earning an outstanding reputation for quality, consistency, and on-time delivery. Integra has one of the most experienced Test Engineering organizations in the industry with expertise in Test Software Development, Test Hardware Design and Fabrication, Electrical AC/DC/Functional Test and ESD Testing on; RF, Digital, Linear, Mixed Signal, Transistor, Diodes, Capacitors, Resistors and Memory Device Technologies. Integra is a major player in counterfeit detection screening services on Integrated and semiconductor devices. Integra now employs over 200 employees, including 36 Engineers and 40 Test Platforms. Integra operates testing facilities in Wichita, Kansas.

“Trusted”, ISO 9001, AS9100, DSCC Lab Suitability MiL-PRF 38535/883 & ITAR Registered

IHS, Inc.
Exhibitor
IHS, Inc.
www.ihs.com
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information in pivotal areas that shape today’s industry landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS provides single-source access to comprehensive industry and military standards, regulations, component and supplier databases and advanced tools to optimize product designs, manage product content and supply chain risks form the core of our capabilities that help engineering, quality, sourcing, operations, compliance and maintenance professionals perform more effectively. IHS provides expert analysis of technology, demand, supply chain dynamics and current pricing data and trends via a suite of forecasts, reports, consulting services and seminars to improve planning that is vital to developing successful products.

AAA Components Test Lab
Exhibitor
AAA Components Test Lab
www.aaactl.com
AAA Components Test Lab is an Industry Leading Test Laboratory for Electronic Components specializing in Authentication and Compliance Testing. We meet your testing needs with Silicon Valley based semiconductor engineering experience, advanced state of the art equipment, and a reliable perfect-service software system . Our influential and experienced management team, combined with our unsurpassed product knowledge, enables us to provide you with first-class technical support and services.

Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories, LLC
Exhibitor
Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories, LLC
www.drtlonline.com
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.

Axiom Software Ltd.
Exhibitor
Axiom Software Ltd.
www.axiomsw.com
Since the company was established in 1992, Axiom Software has been dedicated to enabling our clients to do more; it’s the key principle that underlies everything we do. Axiom’s expertise in developing critical enterprise applications for parts distribution companies helps us offer highly innovative and intelligent business software solutions like our Electronic Parts Distribution System (ePDS). These solutions let customers be more productive by providing tools that help them sell better, purchase smarter, count better, and manage their inventory better.

Premier Semiconductor Services
Exhibitor
Premier Semiconductor Services
www.premierS2.com
Premier Semiconductor Services is a certified full-service testing facility that also provides a comprehensive array of outsourced final manufacturing services for commercial and Hi-Rel industries including military and aerospace applications. At our four US-based facilities we use state-of-the art equipment to meet customer requirements for any and all counterfeit testing including multiple platform IC electrical testing, SEM, X-Ray, Decapsulation, Solvents testing including Dynasolve, and IDEA1010 external visual inspection. We also are the only test facility to provide DNA marking, which is now required for all 5962's sold to the DLA. Premier provides a full suite of backend services which allows us to provide the entire package of services required. Services such as lead/ball scan, automated lead straightening, detape, bake, solder retinning, BGA reballing, and Burn In are just a few of the services offered. These services allow us to save our customers money and eliminate damage to components during testing. Premier Semiconductor adheres to a strict total quality management system with a focus on delivering quality products on time while complying with all US Government and state regulations. Premier is ISO 9001:2008 Certified, ANSI/ESD S20.20, DSCC, QML approved, DLA Lab Suitable, and ITAR Registered.