Semiconductors/Chips Sourcing

Small but mighty, active or passive electronic components like semiconductors, chips, inductors, and capacitors are literally the “brains” of your equipment, enabling you to work faster and more efficiently with fewer costs. However, global supply chain issues, aggressive development cycles that move at breakneck speed, and limited OEM support for user-end maintenance are making it increasingly difficult to maintain your critical parts. 

DEX helps you develop a reliable, resilient supply chain for your electronic components, including semiconductors and chips, so your operations can stay steady in times of uncertainty. Sourcing and testing solutions from DEX reduce your dependency on the bigger forces threatening your day-to-day, like long lead times, price swings, and rapid reinvention, to ensure you keep moving forward while keeping pace with innovation and technology. From logistics to lifecycle management, acquisition and procurement to servicing and disposal, DEX provides the support you need to get the most out of your equipment and your money.



Solving the Problem of Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 

From transportation to telecommunications, appliances to aerospace, entertainment to engineering, our technological world depends on electronic components. We need them to manufacture, to secure, to bank, to compute–all the systems and processes that keep businesses humming. 

Drawing from a global database of more than 450,000 proven and vetted suppliers, DEX specializes in the procurement and testing of critical hard-to-find electronic components such as:

  • Semiconductors  
  • Chips
  • SCRs
  • Triacs
  • Diodes
  • IGBTs
  • ICs
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Sensors
  • Resistors
  • Computer Chips
  • Microcontrollers
  • MCRs
  • CPUs

Rapid and exponential demand for electronic components, especially chips and semiconductors, has thrown the industry into a frenzied cycle of ups and downs, waves of supply and demand problems that just change hands, creating a game you can’t compete with much less stay ahead of. 

With DEX, you don’t have to keep up and you don’t have to wait 30-60 weeks to receive your parts from the OEM. We’re effectively responding to the current, ever-changing supply crisis with nimble and effective solutions that improve agility, increase profitability, and boost responsiveness, helping you overcome your operational obstacles in less time.*

*DEX can source, test and deliver many electronic components within 8-12 weeks of a Purchase Order. 



Build a Better Semiconductor Sourcing Strategy with DEX

Recent challenges have only served to reinforce the value and advantage of streamlined, self-sustaining support operations so you can keep going when the rest of the world isn’t. Instead of relying on channels you can’t control, DEX delivers services that protect you and your operations from market fluctuations at large and get you the parts you need faster than the current OEM cycle so you can stay focused on your strategic and tactical goals. 

Parts. At DEX, we leverage our long-standing partnerships, global footprint, and reputation as a trusted open-market supplier to source hard-to-find and out-of-production components–including fab and OEM equipment–regardless of other supply chain issues or shortages. We source screened, tested, certified, and warrantied parts from a worldwide network, giving you not just access to thousands of necessary parts but also the confidence that those products are genuine, non-counterfeit, and meet your unique specifications. Moreover, our facility’s strategic location near major logistics hubs, both sea and air, means we can move items quickly for rapid shipping and receiving. This means receiving your critical parts in a matter of weeks, not months or even years.

Our network truly is our strength, and enables us to source any current-use part in a fraction of the time of OEMs. We can source components that include those made by some of the largest semiconductor companies and chip manufacturers in the world, such as:

  • Samsung
  • TSMC
  • SK Hynix
  • Intel Corporation
  • Tower Semiconductor
  • HH Grace
  • PSMC
  • GlobalFoundries
  • UMC
  • VIS
  • Qualcomm
  • INTC
  • Broadcom Inc.
  • Micron Technology Inc.
  • Texas Instruments
  • NXP Semiconductors NV
  • Toshiba
  • Nvidia

Testing. Testing is absolutely essential to ensure your critical components function as they should and reduce downstream problems. DEX employs rigorous, best-in-class testing to ensure quality, functionality, and authenticity. All of our technicians and facilities are certified for ISO 14001, 13485, and 9001 and adhere to strict certification and compliance requirements including RoHS and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). We test for functional, visual, and parametric measures and more.

We verify non-counterfeit inventory by comparing acquired components to an identical known authentic piece with functional testing that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Visual inspection of marking, packaging, and pins to identify any damage
  • Body residue testing to make sure all markings are genuine
  • Specification matching
  • X-ray inspection and analysis to test for bond wire connections, die size comparison, and electro-static discharge (ESD) damage
  • Decapsulation to verify manufacturer’s die
  • Parametric testing to measure DC and AC parameters

DEX also provides re-tinning services, which allow us to:

  • Convert Sn/Pb components to RoHS
  • Remove oxidized lead finish and replace with a fused intermetallic Sn/Pb finish
  • Remove gold from component’s lead
  • Replace tin plating with fused alloy
  • Convert RoHs components to Sn/Pb

The re-tinning process consists of:

  1. Solderability test
  2. Fixturing of components
  3. Double dip of components in robotic lead tinning system
  4. Visual inspection
  5. Final wetting balance test

Don’t leave the performance of your products and components to chance; be sure with testing from the A+ certified industrial electronic technicians.



The DEX Difference for Your Electronic Components, Including Chips and Semiconductors

DEX has more than 40 years of experience providing world-class service, parts, and manufacturing for Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. We have excelled because we continue to place proven systems, process infrastructure, and engineering core competencies at the center of everything we do. As we expand and refine our capabilities across multiple sectors, we remain committed to providing the same exceptional support and comprehensive solutions that have defined us for decades.

Move your business into the future with confidence. Contact us today and find out how DEX delivers the competitive advantage and pricing you need to stay on top of current market conditions.