A New Standard in Counterfeit Detection

A New Standard in Counterfeit Detection

San Diego, Calif. – March 3, 2014 — Sage Analytical Lab LLC, the best-in-class laboratory dedicated to providing analytical techniques and state of the art equipment for analyzing and diagnosing all level of failures in today’s highly integrated and advanced semiconductor devices, is proud to announce a new standard in counterfeit detection.

A new precedence is being set with an average turnaround time of 48 hours. Sage Analytical Lab provides a plethora of counterfeit detection techniques suited to meet your needs. “Our staff includes members of the G19 committee, which is responsible for setting the SAE standards for counterfeit detection,” said Moe Homayonieh, President of Sage Analytical Lab, LLC. “With our years of experience in this field, submissions may be characterized to any extent requested, from visual inspection down through electrical characterization.”

Our standard technique offering includes:

      • Decapsulation, with gold, aluminum, or copper bond wires left intact
      • Incoming inspection of die and package markings
      • Data sheet comparison
      • Date and lot code information
      • X-ray inspection of packaging and bond wires, and checks for bond wire stacking
      • Electrical measurement and characterization
      • Rigorous inspection for:
      • Blacktopping
      • Reconditioning
      • Refurbishment
      • Bond wire stacking
      • Sanding
      • Overfilling around pin indicator
      • Various other physical cover-up techniques

All of our high resolution images and observations are then compiled into a single report summarizing our findings. Submitted parts may then be scrapped at our facility, or shipped back to the customer.

Learn more about Sage Analytical Lab Counterfeit Analysis in our services section.

About Sage Analytical Lab, LLC
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Sage Analytical Lab, LLC is the best-in-class laboratory dedicated to analyzing and diagnosing all levels of failures. Sage Analytical Lab was built to assist all customers with the tremendous challenges they are faced with in today’s competitive market. Through unmatched dedication towards building the most efficient resources, Sage Analytical Lab is committed to surpassing expectations and providing timely responses and solutions for all customers.

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