Critical Inventory Storage Solutions

Critical Inventory Storage Solutions

We provide customers a secure storage environment for all critical electronic components and semiconductors, including custom vault storage and die banking capabilities, for best-in-class business continuity.

Custom Storage Solutions

With over 25 years of experience and an existing secure storage infrastructure for irreplaceable electronic components and semiconductors, EDX has all the tools, capabilities, and certifications to fit your specific needs.

The process begins with us defining the specific warehousing needs of our customers. We take the time upfront to clearly understand the type of inventory in question, as well as the recommended storage requirements outlined by the manufacturer.

All EDX warehouses are secured, climate controlled, and ESD compliant. We conduct a thorough quarterly review of all our ISO:9001 and AS9120-certified processes to ensure the highest ongoing quality and efficiency, and our facilities are regularly audited by customers such as GE, Boeing, and Philips.

Custom Vault Storage

Our self-sustained Vault is the new and innovative way to guarantee business continuity throughout your product’s life cycle. As the first and only one of its kind in the world, this structure is rated “Best in Class” for component and raw material storage – and it happens to be located right here in the USA.

Features

Modular Construction – Built from panels that are 24 inches wide and can vary in height from 8 to 16 feet, our Vault can be customized to meet your current needs, and even expand as your needs change.

Fire Rated Class 350 Certification – Insulated with spun ceramic material, our Vault has been tested to withstand temperatures well above 2,000°F for over five hours.

Zone IV Seismic Rated – With a unique structural steel design, our Vault has been tested to have a strength three times that of a normal building, rendering it safe from all natural disasters.

Magnetic Shielding – The Vault walls and ceiling are enhanced with magnetic shielding to protect against magnetic interference and electrostatic discharge (ESD), which can include anything from a common power surge to a lightning strike.

Clean Agent Fire Suppression System – In the remote case of a fire, our Vault will automatically trigger a chemical suppression system created specifically to protect electronic components.

1,100 lb. Vault Door – With a unique two-door design for additional protection, our vault door is the same one trusted by world-leading government and commercial enterprises such as AT&T, Walt Disney Imagineering, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force.

Die and Wafer Banking

In their efforts to combat obsolescence, many manufacturers are increasingly turning to the use of ASICs in their designs, which can be banked in raw die and wafer form. The metal composition of raw die, however, is incredibly sensitive to oxidation. To function properly at the time of assembly, it must be stored with the proper equipment in accordance with strict, highly regulated humidity specifications.

ECD Dry Cabinets with SmartDry™ Technology

Instead of offering standard options for storing moisture-sensitive critical components, we wanted to offer customers implementing ASICs into their designs something more. This is why we introduced EDX’s industry-leading desiccant ECD dry cabinets, which are capable of maintaining a relative humidity of 0.5 percent – far below the IPC standard and more than sufficient for long-term die and wafer banking.

Features

Self-Regulated Drying Technology – This allows for a market-leading recovery time of less than three minutes, which allows EDX assembly specialists to retrieve critical moisture-sensitive components as often as 10-12 times per hour.

Zeolite MSL Regulation – Zeolite is a naturally occurring clay-like compound that comes from volcanic earth deposits and exhibits humidity control qualities far superior to nitrogen. Nitrogen-infused ECD dry cabinets can only achieve 6-10 percent relative humidity, while Zeolite is capable of maintaining 0.5 percent relative humidity.

Intelligent Light Status – This innovative feature provides instant visual confirmation of dry storage status, informing the EDX staff if the unit is safe to access without compromising critical inventory.

ESD Protection – All of our desiccant dry cabinets are built using innovative conductive powder paint surface over steel construction, which is designed to eliminate the risks associated with electrostatic discharge.

Added Bonus all EDX SmartDRY™ Cabinets are located in our custom, climate-controlled Vault, which provides additional shielding from electrostatic discharge, as well as guaranteed business continuity against all natural disasters.

Business Continuity

In an industry often defined by uncertainty, OEMs strive to find assurance that the critical inventory they require will be available when they need it – especially in cases where the loss of such inventory could mean the loss of millions in downstream revenues. In the past, OEMs have relied upon the short-term warehousing capabilities of authorized channel partners, as well as their own infrastructure, for business continuity. Today, however, especially for irreplaceable inventory, these options may not be enough.

Commitment to Quality

At EDX, we owe it to our customers to give them peace of mind. Quality is extremely important to us and has become part of our culture here. We conduct a thorough quarterly review of all our ISO:9001 and AS9120-certified processes to ensure the highest ongoing quality and efficiency, and our facilities are regularly audited by customers such as GE, Boeing, and Philips. We are always glad to have visitors, so feel free to visit us at any time and see what we offer for yourself.