Who typically utilizes Premiers
Q: What services does Premier
Q: How will my company benefit by
using Premier Semiconductor's
Q: Can Premier Semiconductor drop
ship and/or ship overseas?
Q: What is Premier Semiconductor's
typical cycle time?
Q: What type of security protects my
product & software files?
Q: Why should my company use your
lead repair services?
Q: How do I obtain a quote for
services my company needs?
Q: Why utilize a domestic service
provider vs. going off-shore?
Q: What type of equipment does
Premier Semiconductor use?
Q: What is the typical experience
level of Premier employees?
Q: What is RoHS?
Q: Can you convert Tin-Lead IC's to
Q: We have old parts in stock, how
can we verify if the solder finish
is still good?
typically utilizes Premier
Premier Semiconductor fits at
the back-end of IC manufacturing
following assembly and at the
front-end of board assembly
prior to board stuffing. We are
attractive to the various
industry segments due to the
wide range of services offered.
IC Manufacturers, Fabless
Brokers, Contract Manufacturers,
and OEM's utilize Premier for
Broadband, Military, Aerospace,
Medical, and Military
services does Premier Semiconductor
Premier Semiconductor is the
"One-Stop-Shop" for value-add
services in final manufacturing and
test. Services include; Counterfeit
Detection, Electrical and Upscreen
Testing, Group A Testing, IC Test,
Wafer Probe, Burn-in, Programming,
Pb Free & Tin Lead Conversion, Hot
Solder Dip & Retinning, Lead & Ball
Scan, Lead Repair, BGA Reball, Ball
Attach, Tape & Reel, Demark,
Blacktop, Mark, IC Recovery from
Boards, Solderability Testing, Fine
& Gross Leak Testing, Resistance to
Solvents Testing and Failure
Q: How will my
company benefit by using Premier
A: Given the fact technology
changes frequently in our industry,
so do employee's skills, capital
equipment and overhead costs.
Premier Semiconductor has already
made the investment in capital
equipment and infrastructure
therefore, preserving your company's
cash to invest in your core
competencies. Premier Semiconductor
can comparatively charge a lower
price since our equipment
utilization is higher given our mix
Q: Can Premier
Semiconductor drop ship and/or ship
A: Based on
your specific instructions, product
is shipped to a 3rd party address
and using a 3rd party freight
company, courier or air cargo
account number. Shipments are made
to 3rd party domestic or
international customers and to all
parts of the world.
Q: What is
Premier Semiconductor's typical
times are competitive and depend on
the specific services requested.
Door-to-door cycle time will also
depend on your location in reference
to the Premier facility that will be
performing the services. Projects
without the need for NRE or tooling
typically can be completed in 3 – 7
business days, depending on current
loading, with the option for
expedites also available.
Q: What type of
security protects my product &
Strict security precautions are
deployed including; surveillance
cameras, 24 hour monitored alarm,
firewall protection, badge
swipe/magnetic locked entrance
doors, unique customer passwords for
program file access.
Q: Why should
my company use your lead repair
A: In many
cases it may be less expensive for
Premier Semiconductor to repair pins
on certain parts than to build or
buy new ones. We utilize automated
platforms to ensure consistent
results and quality repeatability.
This controlled process helps reduce
your scrap cost and save your
Q: How do I
obtain a quote for services my
Sales team is ready to assist you.
Please contact us at (480) 736-1970
x 23. Or e-mail us at
Q: Why utilize
a domestic service provider vs.
Many times companies cannot afford
the long turn around/shipping times
and costs associated with an
off-shore vendor. Typically your low
volume, high mix of product do not
fit the off-shore mold of
mainstream, high volume production.
In fact most Military, Aerospace and
some Medical products require
manufacturing and test content be
largely processed in the US, thus
precluding the off-shore option.
Premier has the capacity to process
high volume requirements in
relatively short cycle times.
Q: What type of
equipment does Premier Semiconductor
Semiconductor has invested in
industry leading equipment. Our
Electrical Test, Programming, Tape &
Reel, Mark, Lead Inspection, Lead
Repair, Reballing, solder dip and Pb
free conversion equipment, allows
for automated processing (as opposed
to manual). This automation enhances
process repeatability, yield and
quality. There has been additional
equipment acquisition of Decap
Systems and Optical Magnification
and Photography equipment for use in
the area of Counterfeit Detection.
Q: What is the
typical experience level of Premier
A: Our employees have vast
experience and training in
performing the services we offer.
Most of our people have been doing
this for no less than 4 years some having over 22 years of
experience. We continuously research
and strive to develop the needed
processes and skills to keep the
services offered updated and
perfected. Our customers may
therefore rely on Premier for
Q: What is
of Hazardous Substances" is a
European initiative with an
implementation deadline of July
2006. RoHS is very explicit about
which substances should be
restricted and the precise levels
that may be tolerated for mercury,
cadmium, lead, Hexavalent chromium,
PBB and PBDE in electronic products.
Q: Can you
convert Tin-Lead IC's to Pb free?
perform Pb free conversion for
Yes, Tin-Lead is removed from IC
termination pins or balls and
replaced with Pb-free tin. Also,
Pb-free is removed from pins or
balls and replaced with Tin-Lead.
Various solder alloys of Tin-Lead
and Pb -free compositions are
available. Our expertise is
available to assist you with your
conversion needs and help ease the
transition process. In addition,
other package integrity issues are
safeguarded by virtue of our ability
to perform automated detape &
retape, scan, repair, re-bake, mark
integrity and Pb identification.
Q: We have old
parts in stock, how can we verify if
the solder finish is still good?
finish is not good, can the finish
Solderability evaluation is
performed to verify compliance to
MIL-STD-883 or J-STD-002 standards
requirements. Lead finishes are
either accepted or rejected based on
solder coating coverage, dewetting
or non-wetting. A certificate of
conformance is issued for accepted
lots. The lead finish for rejected
lots could then be restored to