Smith’s in-house test lab achieves verification of its comprehensive analysis capabilities
Houston, TX (August 19, 2019) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces that it has earned accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17025 standard at its recently upgraded warehouse in Amsterdam. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation establishes technical competence for the defined procedures and operation of a laboratory’s quality management system.
Smith’s global headquarters in Houston and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The ISO/IEC 17025 standard outlines both the specific mechanical testing requirements for electronic components and calibration services for equipment in the lab. Smith’s testing equipment is calibrated by a third party and provides measurement to NIST and/or manufacturer standards.
Smith’s in-house test laboratory ensures that electronic components are properly verified by placing parts through a series of stringent examinations, including escalation to additional levels of testing when required by Smith’s quality control and management or customer specification. Smith’s ISO/IEC 17025-accredited testing equipment and capabilities include chemical testing, C-SAM acoustic microscopy, decapsulation, X-ray fluorescence, solderability testing, and X-ray systems. Smith also offers full in-house functionality testing for components that require it.
“Smith’s warehouse in Amsterdam has added a multitude of capabilities since the beginning of this year,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “In addition to earning ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the warehouse has also finalized its second phase of expansion and added CCAP-101 certification to its list of qualifications.”
“Earning ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in Amsterdam further showcases Smith’s commitment to providing the highest-quality electronic components to customers worldwide,” continued Wehby. “The growth of our global operations team and our in-house testing capabilities will only keep gaining momentum.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
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