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4 Star Electronics Awarded the Boeing CEPA Certification

San Clemente, California, June 1, 2013 - 4 Star Electronics Recognized For Superior Counterfeit Avoidance Policies

4 Star Electronics is a supply chain management partner that is committed to helping manufacturing companies avoid costly delays due to counterfeit electronic components. Continuing to exceed industry standards, they have recently been awarded the Boeing CEPA Certification for superior counterfeit avoidance policies and practices. Counterfeit electronic parts, which cost industry billions of dollars each year, are a continuing threat, and very few distributors possess the counterfeit detection capabilities that 4 Star employs every day.

"Approval by Boeing for their CEPA program means a lot to 4 Star," according to Scott McKee, 4 Star Director of Operations. "It validates that the processes and procedures we've put into place meet or exceed Boeing's expectations for high risk electronics, and it allows our partnership with Boeing to grow even stronger."

4 Star Electronics continues to combat electronic component counterfeiting with rigorous inspections, managed by highly certified professional inspectors. Understanding and complying with federal regulations and internationally recognized standards not only contributes to ultimately reducing the availability of counterfeit parts, it also helps mitigate the associated liability risks facing organizations, even while procuring obsolete or hard-to-find parts not available through the original component manufacturers or their authorized distributors.

4 Star Electronics is also a recipient of the Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award for consistently delivering high quality electronic and aircraft components to multiple Boeing sites.

What is the Boeing CEPA Certification?

The Boeing CEPA approval acknowledges suppliers who have achieved superior performance in quality and counterfeit components avoidance. It provides requirements, practices, and methods to mitigate the risks of receiving counterfeit electronic parts. It also specifies requirements for suppliers' counterfeit risk mitigation control plans, and applies to all levels of procurement of electronic parts and associated material.

Every recipient of the Boeing CEPA certification must develop and implement a counterfeit electronic parts risk mitigation process that documents the methods used for avoidance, detection, risk mitigation, disposition, and reporting of counterfeit electronic parts. In addition, the supplier shall have documented processes for purchasing, verification of purchased product, in-process inspection, and material control.

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 AS9100DA, ISO 9001:2015, 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 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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