White Horse Laboratories sets standard in counterfeit detection

White Horse Laboratories sets standard in counterfeit detectionVisual Inspection

White Horse’s Visual Inspection sets the industry standard for best practices with a thorough 4-point inspection process, using our library of previously inspected components and the device datasheets for marking standards, dimensions, and packaging criteria.  We inspect the components using up to 200x magnification to determine the physical condition of the components.

Components were delivered without moisture barrier bag (left).  Components are SMD devices with MSL Level III (right label).  Components have exceeded floor life and should be re-baked, requiring re-taping, prior to shipment to avoid delamination and “popcorning”.

The ANSI specifications for accepted quality level (AQL) to determine the appropriate sample size for inspection to reduce your cost and lead-time while providing an accurate report.  Inspections are completed and reports with digital images in PDF format are sent via email within 24 hours.

Component Body Inspection

Received two reels of the same part number, same date code but different lot codes.  Parts from one reel (left) were in new condition while the parts from the other (right) where polished with the Pin 1 indicator in a different location from the other, and not in the location specified on the datasheet.  The second reel of parts had been remarked.

Marking Inspection

The marking on this Analog Devices component was clear and in white ink (left).  The triangle in the logo smaller than the OEM standard, and the marking was easily removed with our simple erasing compound (right).  OEM marking is not removable with this compound – part is remarked.

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