Semiconductors were first used in the USA in the 70s. They were then vastly used all over the world in the 90s. Since then, semiconductors continue to play an important role in our society. You can find semiconductors on anything that uses radio waves or microprocessor chips. The largest number of semiconductor distributors and manufacturers is found in the United States of America. Despite the economic breakdown, the country continues to dominate the global semiconductor industry. USA ranked first among other countries like South Korea, France, Italy, Japan and Germany (iSuppli Corporation survey of 2008).
Larger semiconductor distributors have the ability to provide the consumers with more products than the smaller ones. Not only are they able to supply the local market but also the international trading scene. This is what makes larger distributors successful in the trading industry. However, their success does not only rely on pure sales alone. Because of their large size, they also rely on good management. Their success also relies on their ability to cope with the increasing demands of the consumers.
In terms of success, smaller semiconductor distributors can also match-up with larger distributors. The smaller number of supplies makes it easy for the distributors to inspect them meticulously. They may have limited stocks, but their stocks are of good quality. It is through meticulous inspection that the consumers’ needs for quality semiconductors are met. It also guarantees their satisfaction and most importantly, their safety. Satisfied clients in turn, give positive feedbacks to the distributors.
Sometimes, it is difficult to determine whether a product is genuine or not. Because of the way they are refurbished, counterfeit products appear as if they are original. This is why a sturdy inspection process is needed from all electronic component distributors. Inspecting the products will make certain that only genuine items reach the market. However, some distributors don’t find meticulous inspection to be cost-effective. More so if it slows down their sales. Electronics products that don’t pass quality control may harm the consumers. This results in lawsuits and the distributor eventually loses their credibility.
Semiconductor distributors whose products pass thorough inspection have quality control certificates. The inspection process involves important aspect. One of these is the regular audits done by lead inspectors. Regular inspection ensures reliable and better-quality products. Another is the meticulous optical inspection and component testing. These processes establish conformity between the products and the manufacturer’s specifications. It also determines whether the semiconductors are functional or defective. Finally, a rejection process also takes place after counterfeit items are determined. This process ensures that counterfeit semiconductors will not reach and harm the consumers.
Never hesitate to ask the semiconductor distributors about the quality of their components. Also, do not hesitate to ask of how their products are checked for quality. If their products underwent thorough inspection, they’ll show you proofs. Authorized and certified distributors have certificates. They’ll also tell you how the inspection process is done.