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Quest Components is ANSI/ESD S20.20 Certified

Quest Components Achieves A Higher Quality Standard
We are excited to announce our recent advances in the pursuit of being the highest quality distributor of electronic components as we have completed our certification to the ANSI/ESD S20.20 Standard. This standard ensures that all components that are vulnerable to damage from electro-static discharge are handled with extreme care to prevent any damage to the components while in storage and in shipping. Our achievement to meeting this certification further validates our commitment to quality, continual improvement and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Commitment to Quality
In a business world where semiconductor geometries are constantly shrinking and complexity increasing due to Moore's Law, it is important to have a valid and reliable quality program in place. We are committed to protecting these sensitive devices from the forces of nature as they become more delicate through time. Applying this standard insures that we remove the possibility of any ESD damage to these sensitive components.

Our quality policy goal is to provide our clients with knowledgeable (smart) people who provide excellent customer support and flexible solutions to our customers. But it’s has become more than a goal, it’s become a promise. By incorporating this commitment into our daily activities, you receive the highest quality of service every time you order from us.

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About ANSI/ESD S2020 Certification Program
The ESD Association Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility’s ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20. This standard is available for download at www.esda.org.

Introduction to Static Electricity
In normal daily life, static electricity is nothing more than an occasional, little shocking surprise. However, in the world of electronic components, this is far from a small issue. The static discharge can damage unprotected and vulnerable electronic components. The cost of an ESD-damaged component can range from only a few cents for a simple diode or transistor to thousands of dollars in some of the most complicated integrated circuits. If an ESD damaged component is used in a circuit board and the the board fails testing, the additional rework to replace the damaged component can add a significant amount more to the overall costs involved. All of this can be avoided by having the proper handling procedures in place and utilizing the ESD/ANSI S20.20 standard.