MANSFIELD, TX — Mouser Electronics, Inc., an award-winning authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announces today it has received the ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 certification. In sync with Mouser’s goal of continuous improvement, the certification represents another high benchmark for quality and control for the global design-fulfillment distributor.
The new certification adds to Mouser’s AS9120A/ISO9100:2008 standards already held by the company. The ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 standard covers the requirements necessary to plan, implement and maintain an ESD (electrostatic discharge) control program to protect electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to ESD damage from Human Body Model (HBM) discharges greater than or equal to Class 0.
Pete Shopp, Mouser Senior Vice President of Business Operations, adds, “Due to our strong position in high reliability markets such as military, aerospace, test and measurement, industrial and medical, this certification validates to our customers and suppliers our ongoing commitment to process improvement. As a result, they can have the utmost confidence in our capabilities and the products we stock. We are proud of our entire team and the dedication they demonstrate in their daily work as they continue to deliver excellent products and superior service for customers.”
The Electrostatic Discharge Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge avoidance. The ESD Association has the responsibility of representing the interest of the United States at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the area of electrostatics. With the increasing need for global harmonization in the area of standards, the international focus of the ESD Association is vitally important.
As an OCM authorized distributor committed to providing genuine, authorized components, Mouser announced last year that it had completed the rigorous audits to be registered as an AS9120A Distributor. AS9120A is a quality management certification for distributors to the aerospace industry. The high standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records. AS9120A certification requires rigorous purchasing, handling, storage, and traceability controls to prevent counterfeit and non-conforming electronic components from entering the supply chain.