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4 Star Electronics, Inc. Adds Nisene De-Cap Machine To Its Quality Control Process

San Clemente, CA, June 11, 2009 - 4 Star Electronics, Inc., added the Nisene De-Cap machine which will help detect counterfeit electronic components

Nisene De-Cap Machine

San Clemente, June 11, 2009 – 4 Star Electronics, Inc., a leading distributor of obsolete electronic components added the Nisene De-Cap machine. The addition is part of 4 Stars commitment to quality assurance. The investment will help safegaurd 4 Star and its customers against counterfeit electronic components.

Nisene Technology Group is the world leader in plastic package electronic component etching using the Jet Etch II D-Cap series Etcher. The Nisene De-Cap machine works by placing heated acid(Sulfuric / Nitric) on the surface of the package. It does this until the silicon die is exposed.

The first decapsulation system from the early 1980's has undergone a number of enhancements throughout its lineage. Starting with the original "JetEtch" decapsulation system, then progressing through the 250, 350, and D-cap series, the latest automated decapper offered by Nisene Technology Group has come full-circle and is now officially re-named the JetEtch. 4 Star Electronics iscurrently using the next level of JetEtch known as the JetEtch II.

A graphical representation of the process is shown below. Fig 1 shows the external packages before the de-cap process takes place. Fig 2 demonstrates what the electronic component looks like after it had been de-capped. The die markings are circled in red. Fig 3 provides a magnified view of one of the die markings.

Before De-Cap with Nisene MachineAfter De-Cap with Nisene Machine
Magnified View of Die Marking

The Nisene Technology Group is dedicated to providing revolutionary high-quality products that address the needs of quality control specialists. For more information about the Nisene De-Cap machine please visit the Nisene web site at:

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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