Electronic Component Sourcing | APC Technology Group

Component Sourcing

Expertise in semiconductors, actives, passives and EMECH from accredited global suppliers, keeping your chain moving.

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Cost effective and reliable electronic component sourcing solutions

With extensive technical expertise, both within APC’s component sourcing team and across our Group, we understand your electronic component requirements and can source a range of parts to overcome any sourcing, availability or quality issues you may be facing.

Drawing on more than four decades of expertise, our component sourcing team works with OEM/CEM customers to help them achieve their strategic component sourcing goals. We provide the cost-effective purchasing of electronic components to ensure your production schedules are maintained and your budgets are kept under control.

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Global Procurement with Full Traceability

In addition to our extensive list of franchised manufacturing and technology partners, we have built an unrivalled network of trusted global suppliers of electronic components. Our experienced electronic component sourcing team ensures that we mitigate the risk of buying electronic parts from the open market. Where possible, our team endeavours to source from approved, trusted vendors with OEM certificates and traceability.

With primary expertise in semi-conductors, active, passives and EMECH, we also offer a comprehensive sourcing solution for obsolete, end-of-life and hard-to-find components.

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Counterfeit Electronic Component Detection & Testing

When we identify a component to be counterfeit, APC offer the following risk mitigation services below:


  • Permanency marking/blacktopping
  • Key function test
  • Heated solvent test
  • Flash memory test and memory programming
  • visual inspection
  • De-cap and device non-functionality analysis
  • XRF testing/XRF analysis (RoHS compliant)
  • Ionic testing
  • Solderability test
  • Extreme temperature testing
  • Electrical component testing (curve trace)


Get the parts you need

Contact a member of our team today to discuss how our sourcing team can help keep your projects on track

0330 313 3129  | [email protected]

Our component sourcing team also provide a range of electronic component-level services

Anti-counterfeit testing to AS6081 and AS6171

Aerospace Standard AS6081A standardises the practices for the identification of reliable sources to procure electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) parts, to mitigate the risk of distributing suspect counterfeit or counterfeit EEE parts. Revision A of AS6081 now references AS6171 for the test and inspection methods - the gold standard in testing and authenticating electronic components, to ensure parts are genuine and conform to the original part numbers as specified by the original component manufacturer (OCM).

Electrical testing to MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883

Working closely with SMT Corp, we can offer electrical testing services to MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883, enabling component characterisation and up-screening in accordance with MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-38534, and MIL-PRF-38535.

Retesting and requalification of electronic components

APC's component sourcing team of experts offer comprehensive solutions for electrical load testing to OEM/CEM customers.

Component repackaging

We can tape and reel your components to protect them from the effects of ESD and atmospheric damage during transportation and ongoing storage.

Our ceritifications & memberships

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Electronic component authentication and testing for aerospace and defence projects

 SMT Corp's electronic component authentication and testing services help customers mitigate the risk of fraudulent, counterfeit and cloned components ending up in the supply chain when sourcing from non-franchised sources. Together, APC Technology Group and SMT Corp form Certify Holdings – an international, full product lifecycle, strategic provider of electronics-based design, test, and supply chain management solutions for aerospace, defence, critical infrastructure, and medical applications.

APC is part of Certify Holdings, a premier provider of end-to-end electronics services and solutions for aerospace, defence, critical infrastructure, and medical applications. Certify Holdings supports its customers as a trusted strategic supply chain partner across the manufacturing lifecycle from initial design, through strategic sourcing solutions, and industry-leading electronics testing and authentication services.

With its gold-standard AS6171 certified testing facility, operated by the experts at SMT Corp (also part of Certify Holdings), this partnership enables the sourcing team at APC to offer the latest in electronic component testing and authentication services, mitigating any risk from counterfeit or faulty parts entering the supply chain.