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4 Star Electronics, Inc. Adds ORAFEC-09 Machine To Its Quality Control Process

San Clemente, CA, June 9, 2009 - 4 Star Electronics, Inc., added the ORAFEC-09 (Organization Against Fraudulant Electronic Components) counterfeit detection machine

San Clemente, June 9, 2009 – 4 Star Electronics, Inc., one of the world leaders in supplying obsolete electronic components added the ORAFEC-09 (Organization Against Fraudulant Electronic Components) counterfeit detection machine to its arsenal of quality control processes. This will give their Quality Control department one more tool in the fight against the proliferation of counterfeit components. Counterfeit parts are a big problem that is only getting larger. The ORAFEC-09 helps quality control teams identify counterfeit and sub-standard components in a fast and user-friendly way.

The ORAFEC-09 works by performing a scan of a known good part, it then applies electrical signals to a electronic componentís pins, or a subset thereof. By recording the electrical characteristics of those pins, the device forms what is called a PinPrint, a record of the scan. The PinPrint is then used to compare a known genuine component to a suspect one. When configuring a scan, the parameters which can be adjusted include the voltage range, low and high peak voltage, source resistance, and the frequency.

The last 5 years has seen a huge spike in counterfeit components. 8% of ICís traded were deemed counterfeit with a monetary loss of up to $6 Billion in sales according to www.orafec.org. This level of quality assurance is not only good for a businesses bottomline, but it is especially beneficial in the area of safety since many of the parts that are distributed in the electronics industry are used in a variety of medical, military and aerospace applications.

More information about the ORAFEC-09 is available here:
ORAFEC-09 PowerPoint
ORAFEC-09 Video
ORAFEC-09 PDF

About 4 Star Electronics, Inc.

4 Star Electronics is a leading independent electronic components distributor, specializing in hard to find and obsolete electronic components, such as semiconductors and microcircuits. Headquartered in San Clemente, California, 4 Star currently stocks over 150,000 electronic components in their 35,000 square foot ANSI/ESD-S20.20 certified facility.

4 Star Electronics holds various quality system certifications, such as AS9120A, ISO 9001:2008, FAA-AC00-56A, IDEA-STD-1010B, IDEA-ICE-3000, AS6081, AS6171, AS5553 and ISO14001. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to aid in the detection of sub-standard and counterfeit electronic components. 4 Star Electronics is certified as a CCAP-101 distributor, a Defense Logistics Agency QSLD & QTSL supplier, and is also a member of IDEA, ERAI, GIDEP, ASA, and the SMTA.

For more information, please contact:

4 Star Electronics, Inc.
930 Calle Negocio, Suite C
San Clemente CA† 92673
Main: 949-240-8500
Sales: 949-276-5225
Fax: 949-240-8503
Email: [email protected]

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