A large technology manufacturer of business devices utilizes Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) in the production and service of their products. The manufacturer’s products have very long life cycles that require extended service support. The manufacturer purchased several years' supply of a particular ASIC in both its finished and die form. The inventory was stored at one of the company’s warehouses with the plan to fulfill to their EMS who was providing both production and service support.
The manufacturer recognized that their core competency was not warehousing and fulfillment. Further, they lacked the proper infrastructure to store and handle ASICs in wafer and die form. In addition, they were concerned about business continuity and protecting their downstream production and service revenues.
Partstat’s Semiconductor Custom Vault Storage Solution was able to alleviate the manufacturer’s concerns. The solution included storage of these irreplaceable ASICs in the Partstat Vault. This vault, located at Partstat’s Winter Springs, Florida location, has an 1,100 pound door and is rated at three times the strength of a normal building. As the name implies, it is fireproof and is also earthquake proof, hurricane proof, is magnetically shielded and is climate controlled. The vault system was recently rated "best in class" for raw material storage. Further, the Vault contains Partstat Dry Cabinets for the proper storage of wafer and die.