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IPC's Validation Services Program announces that STI Electronics, Inc., a multifaceted technical organization supporting the electronics manufacturing industry, has been requalified, at the Class 3 level, to IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610, and IPC J-STD-001 Space & Military Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML).
STI Electronics, Inc. was also awarded an IPC-1791, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fabricator and Assembler Requirements Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Type 3 Assembler during the same audit process. The STI Electronics, Inc. facility in Madison, Ala. passed the stringent assembler requirements earning them a spot on the IPC’s global network of rigorously vetted, and trusted sources.
Requirements for qualification and QML listing to IPC-1791 includes product and quality system, supply chain risk management system (SCRM), security system including compliance to NIST SP 800-171, Export Control Laws (ITAR and EAR), and a chain of custody system (ChoC) review.
Regarding STI Electronics, Inc.’s QML requalification, David Raby, president and CEO, commented, “I believe STI to be one of the best contract manufacturers (CM) solutions company in the USA.” He continued, “To prove my point, we use the IPC Validation Services for IPC-1791, IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 Space & Military when manufacturing our products. We appreciate the feedback and opportunities for improvement we receive during each of the audits we have received and we look forward to continuing this process in the future.”
STI Electronics, Inc. achieved their IPC Validation Services QML recognition status over six years ago. With their requalification, they maintain their QML status as an IPC trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices and at the highest level of quality.
IPC's Validations Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification. It also provides auditing and qualification of electronics companies' products, and identifies processes which conform to IPC standards.
"Different from other audit programs, IPC's Validation Services Programs uniquely provides technical and in-depth assessments of products and processes in accordance with IPC standards," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize STI Electronics, Inc. for continuing to be a member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers for two of IPC’s foremost standards and for becoming a trusted facility for IPC-1791."