Electronics manufacturers believe they are purchasing components from legitimate suppliers, and thus assume they will have no issues related to component quality and authenticity. However, checks conducted at major EMS companies during production found that around 10% of the components were counterfeit components or compromised in other ways, such as due to issues such as aging, counterfeiting, tampering, mixed reels, reprogramming, or external defects.
With about one out of 10 electronics components possibly counterfeit, refurbished or damaged, the impact on product quality and reliability can be huge. However, since most manufacturers cannot identify compromised components during production, often the problems are only discovered in future RMAs.
The Valor-Cybord Micro-Solution provides the comprehensive component inspection and material traceability required for SMT traceability. It scans 100% of the components used in production, providing manufacturers with accurate visibility into every single component on every board. With this component traceability solution, you can have full confidence in the source of the materials used in your PCBs.
As a cloud-based software solution, the Valor-Cybord Micro-Solution requires no installation of additional hardware or equipment in the production line. It obtains the image of each placed component from the SMT pick & place machine camera and uses AI and comparison to the vast Cybord components library to produce traceability data on each component, reel and board. The in-depth reports provide comprehensive authenticity and homogeneity traceability information.
The Valor-Cybord Micro-Solution is available as an annual subscription. Contact your local representative for pricing information.