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Nasco Aerospace and Electronics Receives AS6081 Certification

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasco Aerospace and Electronics, one of the leading distributors of electronic components such as semiconductors, IC's, memory, military components, assists the Federal government in ensuring federal contracting and stimulating economic growth while creating new jobs in historical underutilized business zones.

Counterfeit electronic components continue to cause major problems in the industry and Nasco Aerospace and Electronics is among the first to become AS6081 certified. This announcement comes just after President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday (Feb. 11) that he will sign into law a customs bill passed by the U.S. Senate that includes a provision to combat counterfeit semiconductors.

AS6081 provides uniform requirements, practices and methods to mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts. It was created in response to the significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the aerospace supply chain, posing significant performance, reliability, and safety risks.

Established in 2001 Nasco is a HUBZone certified company. As a global provider of products, services and solutions to the Aviation, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Defense and Government industries, we have continued to lead in the battle against counterfeiting. AS6081 certification is another tool that makes Nasco Aerospace and Electronics a preferred source for all of your obsolete electronic components needs.

To learn more about Nasco Aerospace and Electronics products, services and certification please visit (www.nascosales.com) or call 1-800-383-5503:

Nasco Aerospace and Electronics Receives HUBZone Certification

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nasco Aerospace and Electronics (NASCO) announced today their certification of the SBA HUBZone designation, which assists the Federal government in ensuring federal contracting and stimulating economic growth while creating new jobs in historical underutilized business zones.

The management team and staff are extremely excited about this important certification and the opportunity it brings to Downtown St. Petersburg. The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all federal prime contracts dollars to HUBZone certified small businesses. T here are over 8 billion dollars in government contracts earmarked and unaffected by the Sequester.

Nasco has created a Strategic Partnership Program with manufacturers, the program helps Increase participation in government contracts while protecting their intellectual property.

With their new designation and increasing diverse authorized product lines, NASCO is becoming one of a kind in the aerospace and electronics distribution market. NASCO provides an easier avenue for government agencies and their prime federal contractors to work with, thereby assisting them in meeting their diversity goals.

"We take pride in our country and look forward in helping our community through diversity." – Josephine Bagnasco, CEO

For more information about Nasco (www.nascosales.com) or our Strategic Partnership Program Please contact:

Nasco Aerospace and Electronics
Rick Bagnasco
150 2nd Avenue N. St. Petersburg FL 33701
1 800-383-5503
727-344-7554 ex 219

To read more: www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/18/3635274/nasco-aerospace-and-electronics.html

Nasco Aerospace and Electronics Receives QSLD and QTSL Approvals by the Defense Logistics Agency

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasco is pleased to announce its approval as a trusted supplier for the DLA. Nasco's induction to both the Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) and the Qualified Testing Suppliers List (QTSL) programs are the latest examples of our commitment to quality. This announcement comes after an extensive facility audit of Nasco's Quality Management System and its in-house inspection and test laboratory. These approvals allow Nasco to supply the DLA Land and Maritime divisions with Federal Stock Classes (FSC) 5961 (semiconductors) and 5962 (microcircuits) devices. These critical items are processed through Nasco's comprehensive counterfeit avoidance program and electrical testing procedures. In addition to these approvals, Nasco is contracted with Applied DNA Sciences to have its own SigNature DNA marking applied to devices that require forensic proof of authentication. This technology helps protect critical DoD weapons systems from the counterfeit epidemic on non-traceable legacy components.

The management team and staff are excited about the opportunities that come with Nasco's continual commitment and improvement to its quality system. As an approved trusted supplier for the U.S. government, this commitment to quality has attracted many new franchise lines such as IBM, Ametek, SunLED, EFC Wesco and Precision Resistive Products, just to name a few.

Nasco is a woman-owned, HUBZone small business. Nasco has been a leading OEM parts distributor of Mil\Aero hardware, electronic components and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Services for over 12 years. We are ISO9001-2008, AS9120A, ANSI\ESD-20.20-2007 and CCAP-101 certified and have been awarded the Boeing Silver Performance Excellence Award for 2012.

Nasco receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--()--Nasco Distributor Sales today announced that it has received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Nasco maintained a silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012.

“I encourage clients to conduct a site audit. Nasco's engineering staff has a combined experience of over 70 years and its state-of-the-art test laboratory far exceeds the industry standards”

This year, Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who achieved either a gold or a silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Nasco is one of only 441 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

Delivering aerospace products with manufacturers certifications and a 99.75% on time delivery and 100% quality composite rating, Woody Hewett, Nasco quality manager, commented: "An achievement like this one reflects our growing commitment to quality and delivery. For over 11 years, we have led the Electronics Distribution Industry in counterfeit avoidance and detection, which is experience that we can now leverage to protect our aviation and aerospace customers."

I encourage clients to conduct a site audit. Nasco's engineering staff has a combined experience of over 70 years and its state-of-the-art test laboratory far exceeds the industry standards," continued Hewett. "After speaking with one of our engineers and viewing our equipment and meticulous inspection process, customers understand the culture of our quality program. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with such a respected company as Boeing."

Founded in 2001 with headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla., Nasco has been a leading global provider of genuine hardware, fasteners, connectors, commercial off the shelf items and aircraft parts and electronic components for the world's most respected manufacturers.

Our customers range from OEMs, CEMs, and prime contractors to commercial airline and government purchasing authorities. Nasco’s outstanding customer service, buyers are made to feel they have their own personal assistant when they work with members of our sales team. With the exciting upcoming changes in our company's classification, Nasco Aerospace & Electronics divisions will continue to strive as a leading supplier in the industry. Nasco is a AS9120A, ISO9001, ANSI/ESD-S20.20-2007 and CCAP-101 Certified company," said Rick Bagnasco, Nasco 's President.

For more information visit www.nascosales.com

5544 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Fl 33707 USA 1-800-383-5503 (727)-344-7554


Cage Code: 4Q4L9
Certified : CCAP-101, AS9120A , ISO9001, ANSI/ESD-S20.20-2007

Compliant : AS5553, ISO17025, AS6081

Counterfeit Avoidance Training : C.T.I. & IDEA


Nasco Distributor Sales
Woody(Hewett, 1 - 800 - 383 - 5503)

DMSMS & Standardization Conference

October 8th, 2012

Nasco will be exhibiting at the DMSMS & Standardization Conference booth number 741 this year at the Marriot Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida from Nov. 26 through Nov. 29, 2012. The conference will also be shared with the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) 2012.

A full in-house test laboratory and our continued presence in the Industry as a superior provider of electronic components and aerospace hardware distinguish us from our competitors. When seeking a supplier that can offer diverse solutions for our customers' needs, Nasco is second to none. If you will be attending the conference and would like to visit us, please contact Mark Terranova at mark@nascosales.com or just stop by booth 741.

We will be performing free visual inspections to show how effective our Keyence VHX-1000 Microscope can be in determining the authenticity of electronic components. We invite you to bring a sample part to inspect so we can demonstrate the effectiveness of a proper visual inspection.

NASCO Distributor Sales Awarded Upgraded AS9120A Certification and
CCAP101 Re-certification

September 9th, 2012

ST PETERSBURG - NASCO Distributor Sales has been recognized for achieving a new layer of protection for mission-critical aerospace components with the award of the AS9120A upgrade to its ISO certification.

"Our AS9120A certification is part of our growing commitment to the aerospace marketplace," said NASCO president Frank Bagnasco. "For 11 years we've led the electronics distribution industry in counterfeit avoidance and now we're leveraging that experience to protect our aerospace customers."

The AS9120A certification builds on NASCO's ISO 9001, ESD 2020 with nearly 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace distributors. Boeing accented this award by naming NASCO a Gold Supplier for both quality & delivery for 2012 continuing into the second quarter of 2013.

NASCO also was recently recertified for CCAP101 (Counterfeit Components Avoidance Program) extending their standards of specific mandatory tests, inspections and controls to assure the detection of counterfeit parts.

"NASCO was the second firm in the industry to earn the original CCAP101 certification," said Bagnasco. "The CCAP program is managed by the Computer Technology Institute (CTI), an electronic component engineering, consulting and training organization founded in 1982 by Leon Hamiter, a retired NASA engineer. Hamiter has over 45 years' experience in the field of electronic components with over 20 years as Component Engineering & Technology Manager at NASA.

"We set the benchmark for our industry with our investment in technology and skilled professional technicians for our ISO 17025 compliant Electronics Testing Laboratory," said Bagnasco. "Our technicians have a collective 70 years experience."

The NASCO Electronics Testing Laboratory recently added a Temptronic TPO4310A (temperature testing -85ºC to +225ºC exceeding military and industrial ratings) to its existing arsenal of the Keyence VHX1000 Digital Microscope System and the Oxford Instruments XStrata for XFR (for elemental analysis and plating thickness). Additional certifications and processes include ESD Standard 2020, Datasheet Review, Component Body Inspection, Marking Permanency Test, Solderability, Lead-Free (RoHS), De-capsulation Test, Documentation/Traceability and Vacuum Sealing & Dry Packing & Desiccant.

NASCO's has recently added a separate Testing Division, to its Aerospace and Electronics Divisions, to provide independent testing for customers who have purchased their components elsewhere.

NASCO Distributor Sales is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and has been a leading distributor of electronics components for 11 years. Their proprietary 4Tier Inspection System has evolved into a comprehensive protocol to assure its inventory of 150,000 part numbers are certified, tested and ready to ship today with a free component analysis. Visit www.NascoSales.com for company related information or www.NascoCIA.com for information about their Counterfeit Intelligence Agency.

If NASCO doesn't have what you need in stock, their sourcing network offers over 2 billion available parts.

Contact Info:

Frank Bagnasco Jr
727.344.7554 ext 220

NASCO Distributor Sales
5544 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Counterfeit Avoidance Test Lab Services

Nasco Enhances XRF Analysis Capability

Thursday, December 08, 2011 | BUSINESS WIRE

Nasco offers RoHS testing services for restricted substances on all electronic components and aerospace hardware. Frank Bagnasco, President of Nasco added the Oxford Instruments X-Strata 980 to its list of equipment used to not only verify the authenticity of the parts it sells but also offer affordable testing services to companies needing RoHS compliance verification.

Originally used to verify RoHS compliance, XRF analysis is now a useful tool in determining the authenticity of electronic components.

Did you know that with the implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive electronic component manufacturers maintain data that list the elemental composition of their products? Using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) equipment to compare the elemental breakdown of the part being analyzed to the manufacturer's specifications or a known good device is another vital tool in the combat against counterfeit components!

The X-Strata 980 is unique in that not only does it perform elemental composition analysis; it is capable of measuring the plating thickness of components. This is useful in a number of applications:

  • Military and Aerospace hardware: Analyzes the plating material and thickness and compare these results to the specification
  • RoHS to Sn/Pb (tin/lead) conversion: Tests the plating thickness of parts that have been converted using hot solder dip to replace the finish on electronic components per the GEIA-STD-0006 standard.


  • Electronic components
    • RoHS compliance verification
    • Material composition comparison to manufacturer's specification
    • Material composition comparison to "Golden Standard"
    • Plating thickness and material composition after RoHS to Sn/Pb (tin/lead) conversion
  • Military and Aerospace Hardware
    • Material composition and plating thickness comparison to the manufacture's specification/drawing
  • Detailed report included

Visit our website and view our 4 Tier Counterfeit Avoidance Inspection Process for more information.

About Nasco Distributor Sales

Nasco Distributor Sales has been in business for over 10 years. We have been ISO 9120:2000 certified since 2005. Our in house test laboratory is ISO 17025:2005 and we will be applying for AS6171 certification as soon as it is available. We are members of GIDEP, ERAI and SMTA.


St.Petersburg, FL - July 15th, 2011

In its continued effort to combat the counterfeit electronic component epidemic Nasco Distributor Sales, a leader in the distribution of electronic components and counterfeit avoidance has become an Alliance Partner with National Instruments. With the addition of the NI Elvis II+ and the NI Multisism Full Development System, Nasco Distributor Sales now has the capability of performing JTAG testing. Incorporated into its comprehensive 4 Tier Counterfeit Avoidance Inspection Process, JTAG testing allows for more complex devices such as FPGAs, CPLDs and DSPs to be verified using the JTAG IEEE Std 1149.1 communications interface.


As one of the first distributors to develop a counterfeit avoidance plan; Nasco utilizes the Nisene JetEtch II de-capsulation machine to expose the die for comparison to a known good device. This is critical in determining whether a part may be counterfeit. The de-capsulation is only one step in the 4 Tier Counterfeit Avoidance Inspection Process. Upon receipt of the product it first goes through a complete visual inspection under high magnification where the part is examined for any evidence that the part has been altered (remarked) or used. The part is also compared to the datasheet and a "Gold Standard" part. Nasco began its CCAP-101 registration in 2008 and was certified in 2009. A comparison to a known good device (Gold Standard) is performed on the part using the ABI SENTRY counterfeit IC detector. For programmable parts, the DATAMAN-48 PRO+ is used to check if the part has been previously programmed as well as checking the ID of the device. Other equipment, such as oscilloscopes, LSR/ESR bench testers, curve tracers and other equipment is used for test, depending on the part itself as well as the level of testing required by the customer. Records of inspection and testing are stored electronically and a component analysis report is furnished to our valued customer at no cost for all product sold by Nasco.


Nasco Distributor Sales has been in business for over 10 years. We have been ISO 9120:2000 certified since 2005. Our in house test laboratory is ISO 17025:2005 and will be applying for AS6171 certification as soon as it is available. We are members of GIDEP, ERAI and SMTA.


For more information contact Frank Bagnasco at 727.828.1309 or visit our website at www.nascosales.com for more details.

NASCO Distributor Sales Announces Its Gold Sponsorship at the DMSMS 2011 Conference

St.Petersburg, FL July 13th, 2011

Nasco Distributor Sales is proud to announce its "Gold Sponsorship", participation and exhibition at the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on August 29th through September 1st, 2011.

With the challenges of obsolescence, counterfeiting, parts management, shorter life cycles and lead-free conversion the availability of electronic components has become a major concern for OEMs. The results of this challenge have lead to OEMs to source supply from independent distributors. This in turn has lead to issues concerning the authenticity and reliability of components purchased through these non-franchised/non-factory authorized sources.


With its comprehensive counterfeit mitigation plan Nasco Distributor Sales has become a leader in the supply of authenticate components to the electronics industry. Vetting suppliers is only the first step Nasco Distributor Sales takes in its effort to avoid counterfeit components entering the supply chain. With its comprehensive 4 Tier Counterfeit Avoidance Inspection Process, Nasco Distributor Sales has continued to improve its ability to protect its valued customers from the risk of counterfeit/substandard product entering their inventory. All parts supplied by Nasco Distributor Sales go through this thorough inspection process at no cost to the customer.


Technology advances have lead to shorter life cycles for integrated circuits (time from development to end of life) creating obsolescence issues for manufactures of legacy hardware devices. The military market is a prime example of this. Over 80 percent of the weapons systems in use today were designed in the 70s and 80s when IC technology revolutionized system performance by shrinking size and increasing functionality. Costs involved with the redesigning or creating new systems cannot be justified while the older systems designs are more than acceptable. Nasco Distributor Sales offers its valued customers the option of "Bonded Stock", whereas they will procure the components for the customer and allocate the product for future shipment to the customer. Agreements can be put in place as to the terms and conditions needed to satisfy both Nasco Distributor Sales as well as the customer.

Contact Us

For more information on Nasco Distributor Sales you can visit us at the DMSMS conference exhibit hall booth# 401. You may also contact Frank Bagnasco at 727.828.1309 or visit our website at www.nascosales.com for more details.