Fusion boosts test site to cut supply chain stress

Fusion boosts test site to cut supply chain stress

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By Nick Flaherty

Distributor Fusion Worldwide has opened a new test facility in Singapore to reduce the continuing supply chain lead times.

This follows the acquisition of Prosemi in February to bring the testing of electronic components and provision of baking, tape and reel and IC programming services in-house to address supply chain issues.

The 26,500-square-foot facility now supports JTAG boundary-scan (IEEE Std 1149.1) for evaluating the special embedded logic of integrated circuits with an increased inventory of custom and standard carrier pockets and tapes to support tape and reeling for a broad range of components.

This runs alongside authenticity testing such as detailed external visual inspection, solvent test for remarking and resurfacing, radiological inspection, lead finish evaluation, decapsulation internal analysis, Scanning Electronic Microscopy up to 100,000x with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, solderability, and comprehensive electrical testing.

Future plans include temperature range testing, high and medium power management IC testing and additional analytical analysis through CSAM.

Turnaround time for electronic components testing extended as far as eight weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic, and fluctuations in supply and demand are expected to persist into the foreseeable future, says Fusion. The Prosemi facility cuts lead time for testing to two to seven days.

“Our dedication of resources to better facilities and technologies, combined with the knowledge and expertise based on our extensive database of test results and analyses, demonstrates our devotion to offer best solutions to support our customers,” said SC Lee, Supply Chain Quality Director for APAC at Fusion Worldwide.  

“The investments in Prosemi’s new facilities reflect our dedication to creating opportunities for career growth, advancing knowledge in authenticity verification and expanding Prosemi’s capabilities and performance standards,” said Paul Romano, COO of Fusion Worldwide. “With the move, we’re furthering our contribution to the local Singapore economy and expanding our global pool of talent.”


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