The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) - Quality Standards



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IDEA is at forefront of the development of standards and publications that address the unique aspects of the Open Market. These Standards serve to assist with the implementation and maintenance of counterfeit mitigation programs and increase the confidence of all industry stakeholders in the quality of electronic components.



Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market is the first and leading standard for the visual inspection of electronic components and was designed as a technical resource to serve the electronic component industry regarding the detection of substandard and counterfeit components. Cited in SAE AS5553 and utilized by NASA, this Standard has sold in more than twenty-five countries and is based upon techniques developed as a collaborative effort of the industry’s leading Independent Distributors.

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Quality Management System Standard for Independent Distributors of Electronics Association Members is a commercial Standard that establishes specific requirements and practices that Independent Distributors of electronic components can use to help address the unique aspects of the Open Market and to fulfill customer requirements.

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