E-Certa receives laboratory accreditation and ISO17025 certification from A2LA
Dec 20, 2006
In October, the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation audited the XRF testing processes at E-Certa, a laboratory providing the services of converting semiconductors from lead (Pb) to lead-free and vice versa (for RoHS-exempt applications).
On Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, the A2LA awarded its certificate to E-Certa for XRF analysis (test by method ISO3497 and ASTM B568) along with ISO17025 certification.
"Reliability is essential to our process, with ISO17025 & laboratory accreditation from A2LA, we underscore our attention to detail when testing to ensure that customers' semiconductors are in the Pb or Pb-free format needed." says Joel Deutsch, President of E Certa, Inc.
Electronics companies that are having difficulty finding desired semiconductors in Pb-free version (RoHS compliant) or Pb version (for exempt products) are only now learning that they can have the components converted to the appropriate Pb format using E-Certa's licensed, international patent pending process. The option of converting components is both economically and environmentally advantageous.
To ensure that Pb levels are below the maximum concentration value set by RoHS, the laboratory's equipment and processes need to be reliable and consistent. The A2LA certifications go a long way in confirming that E-Certa's XRF testing processes are accurate and reliable.
To learn more about E-Certa's processes, visit their website www.e-certa.com and register to view the company overview flash presentation.